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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

Two

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)?

"Being from Florida, how will you deal with the Iowa winters?" Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in podiatry versus MD/DO?" Report Response

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

"What have you done since graduating college to further your education? (I had graduated a year prior)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were not going in to podiatry, what direction would you take your life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about an event in your life in which you felt you failed, and what you learned from it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the SDN interview feedback, which helped a lot." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was extremely impressed with my interview day from start to finish. The organization of the whole experience was outstanding and extremely professional. I cannot think of one way in which they could possibly improve." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had interviewed at Temple the month before, where the interview was very laid back, cordial, and conversational, and I expected DMU to be the same. I was not mentally prepared for the interview style of DMU, where I was asked question after question by the two faculty members that interviewed me without much visible feedback from either interviewer. Conversation came at the end, but only after they had gotten through all of the questions they had prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Des Moines International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriot Downtown

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/7/11

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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