DMU people -- question about visiting

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  1. Doctor Bagel

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    i interviewed at dmu in portland and was accepted, so i need to visit asap. is there anything going on dec. 9 that would make it a bad day to visit? also, what's a good place to stay in des moines that would be close to the school and not cost a fortune?

    any words of advice about why i should pick dmu over kcumb, ccom and comp? thanks!
     
  2. djnels01

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    hey exlawgrrl, I can't answer your question about an affordable hotel near campus, but if you click on the link below you will find a fair amount of stats in support of choosing DMU as a medical school. Hope this helps. Good luck!

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=233422&highlight=Kirksville+facilities
     
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    When I interviewed at Des Moines, I stayed at the Renaissance Savery Hotel. It's in downtown Des Moines which is about 20 mins away from the school. You don't have to worry about renting a car because they have shuttles that pick you up from the airport and drops you off at the school. As far as price goes, I got a room for $57/night when I mentioned that I was interviewing at the school. Maybe if you mention that you are visiting/interviewing at the school you will get the same rate. I highly recommend the place, btw.
     
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    You can stay for free with one of the students. All you need to do is contact enrollment services and they'll email you a list of students that are willing to put you up for a night or two.

    And as far as the Rennaissance... that is the place to stay if you decide on a hotel. They have some sort of connection with the school because when my family came out for white coat... all they had to do was say they were coming to a DMU event and they got a WAY reduced rate.

    Come to the school, check it out, get a feel for the "feel" of the school, and make a choice based on your own sense of what fits you best.

    Good luck!
     
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    Congrats on the acceptance-its a great place. I agree on the Savery Hotel. Finding a student to stay with might be ideal to "get the skinny"
     
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    i replied to your driving in iowa question, so i thought i would pad my post numbers with adding to this thread. I decided between kcumb and dmu. They both seemed to "fit,", so i couldn't really use that reasoning. I don't think that i have one main reason for coming here, but a bunch of little things that made me lean towards dmu. Where i'm from there isn't many DO's, but the few that i met went to this school. They were actually well known doctors in the town. (one EM doc and one ortho) Even the MDs spoke highly of the school. There has been threads about kcumb's neighborhood, and it really didn't bother me. but moving down here with my wife, and wanting to live next to school, the location did become a factor.

    i guess i can't end a dmu post without mentioning the facilities. they are pretty good. i don't like when people talk things up so much that you expect a castle made of platinum and diamonds. but.......it is the best of the schools i looked at (no diamonds)

    now, to the always expected and increasingly bothersome line.....


    go with your gut.
     
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    and you rip on me for paddin my post digit. sheesh. :rolleyes:
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