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DMU interview suggestions??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by 2001Hopeful, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. I plan to interview on 2nd of March at DMU. Can anyone interviewed there give me some feedback about the school and their interview. How can I prepare to interview at their school? Any special qualities this school thinks is especially important for their acceptance standards?
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  3. RDJ


    I interviewed at DMU in October. I was accepted but decided not to go. However, I liked the school and their program. I wish you the best of luck.
    Here are my suggestions:
    1) Read the page.
    2) If you have not already and you still have time, arrange to stay with a student. They are a great source of information and it will help you relax.
    3) Be able to answer the basic "What does Osteopathic Medicine mean to you?" question.
    4) The interview is a three-person panel and one is normally a student; it is pretty relaxed.
    5) Have a few well-thought questions concerning the school, its curriculum, clinicals or anything else you want to know about. If they ask and you have some prepared, it presents a more professional appearance.
    6) Besides that, just pay attention to the basics...dress conservatively, be well mannered and try not to be too nervous. You have an interview...that means you are qualified to be there. Now they want to meet you and see how you come across yourself and be honest.

    [​IMG]Good Luck...I will be pulling for you! [​IMG]
  4. tiffsatt

    tiffsatt Member 10+ Year Member

    May 3, 2000
    monroe, MI, USA
    RDJ gave you about as much advice as you can give someone. I interviewed on Feb 9th and it was a very relaxed atmosphere. My interviewers were extremely friendly and basically let me talk about myself and what I thought I would contribute to DMU. I felt great about the interview when I left and recieved my acceptance two weeks later.

  5. muonwhiz

    muonwhiz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2001
    I interviewed there on 2/23, and I second all of the statements made above. Everyone that applies to any med school know how nasty some admissions offices are to applicants. It is as if taking your app fees gives them a license to be rude. Well, let me tell you! The DMU office is the polar opposite of the nasty ones. They do a lot of little things that really help you along. For instance, before lunch the office gives you your interview times and the names of the persons who will be on your panel. A little thing sure, but ever try to get people's names down when you are introducing yourself to them? You wear a name tag; they don't. Also I find it incredibly kind that you are notified within 2 weeks of the results. They don't keep you hanging on forever. I even know of some students that got a call and letter one week after the interview! The admissions office told all of us to be sure to call their office if any of us had not heard w/in 2 weeks. How many admissions offices actually want you to call them for anything? I've also heard that the Dean calls accepted students to welcome them to the school. I've never heard of such a nice thing before, so enjoy the whole experience.

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