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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by sorchuchu, Apr 18, 2002.
I have an interview at dmu on 4/26. can someone give me any idea?????
from personal experience, my interview was basically a just get to know you type thing. The best advice I can give is know the reasons why you are applying there, why you want to be a D.O., ask a LOT of questions, and brush up on your applications. Be confident in yourself and your decision to be a D.O. and you will be fine. Good luck
Thanks for the info....
Raptor, r u sure they accept most of the interviewees??? where can i find out the stat in US News.... do you have the link..... I am just curious.
Have a nice time at the interview. Everyone (students, staff, and other interviewees) seemed really genuine when I interviewed there. If you have questions to ask, they will be more than happy to answer them. Just relax, and make sure you grab a drink or two from the fridge in the waiting area. If you are really interested in DMU, I would try to also look around the city in addition to the campus itself to see if you like the surrounding environment. Again, congrats on the interview invite, and good luck.
In addition to the topics listed above, you might have the opportunity to discuss hobbies, activities, etc. that make you a well-rounded person. Just be sincere and you'll do very well. Good luck!
I am doing research at DMU with a prof that interviews for the med school (they all take turns). I have been drilling him for info for the last semester about what to do during interviews, here is what I have found out.
1. If you majored in something besides bio or some other life science, make sure you can defend it. Almost all the pre-meds I've talked to say, "It made me well-rounded." The interviewer will probable responed with something like this, "If you knew you always wanted to be a doctor, why major in a field that has nothing to do with it, it doesn't make scense." By the way, they know about the students that majored in things like philosophy just because it has one of the highest percent of acceptances per capita. I'm a philosphy minor, so I'm not bashing it. Basicly, taking well rounded classes is great, but if it was your focus, be ready for some questions.
2. As it was stated above, know why you want to be a doctor. Particularly a DO. "I want to help people" won't do jack. Also, some story about a doctor helping your dying grandmother and that is when you relized you wanted to a healer, that really ticks them off!
3. Research is good but if you did a ton of it, be ready for the "Why not a PH.D?" question.
4. They are going to give you an ethical situation where there is no right or wrong answer. It will be like, "What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating on an exam?" or "You have a patient who has HIV and doesn't want to tell his wife/girlfriend, what do you do?"
The purpose of this is to see how you articulate yourself. No matter what you say, they will probable challange you. Don't let it fluster you. Just respond confidantly!
5. Most importantly, BE YOURSELF!!!!! Don't try to sound like a genious, don't be uptight, try and forget that the rest of your life depends on the next few minutes (J/K).
The faculty at DMU are great, I really like it there and hope that in a couple of years I will be their student, not just the undergrad from the school down the street that ask all the questions. The facilities are really nice and they are in the beginings of building a new student union and some other stuff. They just re-modeled a bunch of the labs. I attended a seminar for the faculty the other day in one of the lecture halls...WOW! The hall had all office desk type chairs (wheels and very cusioned) and a ton of leg room, very nice .
it sounds quite intimidating... I am glad I know in advance what might be asking.... well, I guess i just need to put more stuff together for this interview... anyway thanks..... guys, wish me luck.... <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
Sorchuchu, rpames is pretty much right on about the interview but please don't stress out. I don't interview myself but I have friends that do. You will have 2 to 3 people interviewing you. 1 or 2 first year students, a PhD faculty, and/or clinical faculty. Some combo of those 3, and all have equal deciding votes. I didn't have a very ethical question in my interview (like, abortion or anything), it was more of a personal ethical question if that makes sense. The interviewers will have your application in front of them and will have picked questions straight from that material. As trite as it may sound, be honest, be yourself, and there are no wrong answers. The most preparing I did for my interview is make sure I had packed everything I would need It must have worked ok for me, I'm nearly done with my first year here. One bit of advice I can give is, be prepared to ask your own questions of the interviewers. That is how you will end your interview and it helps cement your interest in the school. Good luck!
I sorry if I made it sound stressful, the people I have talk to, and heard from, said it was one of the most laid back interviews they had. Just be honest with them. They are all nice people.
<img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> Yup, it's probably one of the more laid back interviews you'll have....
hey what's up....i'm going to be interviewing at the same time as you at DMU.....i guess i'll see you there thanks for having the posts...any questions...let me know
r u staying in student host or hotel.... btw, you better bring an umbella. forcast reveals raining on friday.... we need to keep our look right..... good luck and i will see ya there
Highly suggest staying with a student.... you'll get a chance to see what it's like....
If you guys have a chance, the DRAKE RELAY will be held this Saturday and some of us will be treating the athletes.... So come watch and see OMM in action
Good luck in your interviews and hope you have a wonderful time here....
Good Point Popoy,
Drake Relays are a great time. I'm on the Relays committy at Drake, it will be a good time. There are a ton of Olypians that run at it. I'm not sure how many will be there this year, but last year there were 31. Hope you come.
Unless interviewing at DMU has changed dramatically since I interviewed four years ago, I would not get too streessed. The biggest thing to remember is to be honest about every answer. If you tell them what you think the want to hear, they'll see through that. Honestly, during my interview we spent 2-3 min. talking about why I wanted to become a doc and the remaining time discussing the fact I was learning how to play the guitar. Something else that could help you now (and when you interview for residency) - send sincere thank you letters to each individual that you interview with. Just something short and sweet. Either way, with the way overall med school application numbers are going right now, I would say that the fact you got an interview puts in good shape as far as getting in. Look nice, be honest, and go get 'em!
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by rpames:
<strong>Good Point Popoy,
Drake Relays are a great time. I'm on the Relays committy at Drake, it will be a good time. There are a ton of Olypians that run at it. I'm not sure how many will be there this year, but last year there were 31. Hope you come.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey rpames,
I'll be there.... Maybe I'll get a chance to meet you....
hotel actually cuz i'm not flying out till saturday morning....well....hope to see you there...hehe