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  • Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Podiatry School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why podiatric medicine?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What do you think of the DPM's and the DO's taking classes together?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What type of practice will you set up?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your opinion about the dpm students taking classes with the DO students? Is there benefit for you and them in this process?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions stick out in my mind as being difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Pre-health interview, SDN, shadowing DPM's" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are top notch, students are excited to be there, admissions staff was very helpful" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you are a pre-dpm that is excited about doing surgery, as I am, just remember that there is a lot more to the scope of podiatric medicine than just surgery. I think I talked about surgery a little too much during my interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a very positive experience. I was interviewed by Dr. Pahdae and Dr. Matz. It was a very laid back interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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