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Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Year founded: 1982
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Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Podiatry School
Des Moines
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 72 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $49,862
  • Non - Resident Tuition $49,862
  • Application Fee $60
  • AVG MCAT 494
  • AVG GPA 3.4
  • LIZZYM Score 56.1
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Admissions Information

  • DMU-CPMS Admissions
  • 3200 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines 50312
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University was the first school of podiatric medicine to be affiliated with an academic health science center. The uniqueness of this alliance provides many educational and resource advantages, not to mention the opportunity for developing inter-professional relationships with other future health care providers.

Curriculum

Students are trained as physicians first and specialists second. They take the first-year basic science curriculum with DMU’s osteopathic medical students.
• Hands-on opportunities are available on campus in the Des Moines University Foot and Ankle Clinic, the largest group of podiatric physicians in Iowa.
• In addition to lectures, DMU students use online applications, computer animation, motion analysis and lifelike models in state-of-the-art facilities.
• The curriculum ensures students are specialists in the lower extremities but also knowledgeable in a variety of specialties – vascular, surgical, therapeutic, dermatological and more.
• Students complete 40 weeks of clinical training in Des Moines and the surrounding area in the third year, and 11 months of clinical training at sites available nationwide in the fourth year.

For more information visit the following link: www.dmu.edu/cpms/pm/curriculum/

Facilities

Technology is incorporated throughout the D.P.M. program. The University uses wireless technology for access to the network and the Internet. All incoming students receive laptops. The gross anatomy lab at DMU is state-of-the-art. It includes flat-screen monitors at each dissection station. Students have learning opportunities at the Des Moines University Foot & Ankle Clinic Institute the largest team of podiatric physicians in Iowa. Students complete a comprehensive course in physical diagnosis using DMU's nationally recognized Standardized Performance Assessment Lab. Students gain real-life experience working with the Human Performance Lab simulation teaching tools and Iowa Simulation Center.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 65
Negatively 4
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.63 72

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.68 72

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to have met more students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more upfront about what is required. Update your website with required materials before application opens up." More from this Member | Report Response

"On interview day have more material for the DPM students. Almost no info was available for us as we were with the DO students. No finical aid info, no post interview info really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe give the interviewers more of a break inbetween interview days so they seem more interested and less burned out. Do not have DO and DPM interview groups intermixed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The provided binder was a very nice touch. Unlike some others, I really enjoyed the slight integration of the DO student interviewers. I wish I had more time to communicate with them - but it really showcased the collaborative and diverse nature of the school. Very friendly staff, short and informative presentations, and great tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Separate DPM and DO interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have separate DO and DPM interview days" More from this Member | Report Response

"More conversational interview, separate from DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. Everything was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the material they give you in the binder." More from this Member | Report Response

"be more prompt" More from this Member | Report Response

"none they were amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the admissions process went completely smoothly, professionally, and efficiently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone in admissions was really nice!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, very quick to get back to me. Sent plenty of supplemental information." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were incredibly helpful. I got an email from my tour guide two days before my interview asking" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is one time you witnessed something that was unethical, and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one situation you were put in that you did not feel qualified to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides helping someone at the nursing home name another area that you've helped someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time that you failed at something and what did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a situation where you had to improve another persons confidence to complete a task?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had to distribute your time and how did you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to balance multiple things, and how did you manage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do when you failed at doing something?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe something you witnessed that was unethical and how did you approach the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you witnessed something unethical and how did you handle the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had to balance multiple things and how did you prioritize them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time that you had to be reliable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you were asked to do something you weren't comfortable with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you bent/broke the rules?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time you bent or broke the rules" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't have a career in the health field, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was your ah-ha moment for podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something not in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why hadn't you applied to podiatry in the past and what made you want to apply now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about the city of Des Moines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you resolve a problem while working in group." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you incorporate "wellness" in your future career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is one of your weaknesses and what are you doing to overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about your shadowing experience impressed you positively, and what impressed you negatively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pod?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU? Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I decided to switch from osteopathic medicine to podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU and why podiatry? How would you promote the profession of podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry/DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU? Why Podiatry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in Community Service (from ps)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU? Why Podiatry over allopathic or osteopathic schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most rewarding extra-curricular?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? Why Des Moines in particular? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just wanted to clarify that the interviews were in a group of 3 people questioning just me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your posession of alcohol when you were 19?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I give/take criticism." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it about your shadowing experiences made you want to become a podiatrist, followed by why DMU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were taylored according to the application submitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you behave under stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most recent movie I saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will I cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Des Moines University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you can handle the heavy load the first year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatric medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry Why DMU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend Des Moines University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Explain a situation you were put in which you did not feel qualified?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you learned something without having been compelled to do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you experienced empathy and how did that impact the other person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you see yourself living in Des Moines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't really any interesting questions. The two interviewers (one student and one DPM) seemed very uninterested in interviewing. They read their questions from a piece of paper and did not really engage. This was the most disappointing interview of all I went on." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't do anything in healthcare what would your profession be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had to juggle multiple tasks and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of career would you have if you couldn't pursue one in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your self outside of academics." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't do anything in healthcare, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you witnessed someone break a rule and what did you do in result to their action?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst quality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel as though your MCAT score is a good indication of your success in a doctoral program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you were asked to do something you weren't comfortable with." More from this Member | Report Response

"A time you failed" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things have you learned from working in the health field, and how are you going to apply them as a student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something specific listed on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to bike?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you so confident" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you handle this situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us something about yourself that not on the application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you overcome not being a morning person (from recs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a trait the podiatrist you shadowed have that you think is necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were not going in to podiatry, what direction would you take your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on our curriculm in contrast to other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU is not the easiest school by any means, so why did you choose it, and what's another example of something in your life that you chose the hard path when it wasn't required?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you dad (MD) try and push you into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you still skateboard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So where exactly are you from??" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given all of the health care talk these days, how would your own personal health care bill look if you were to present it to the government?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They commented on how busy I was in undergrad with a couple sports, being an RA, etc. and asked how I would prevent some of the extra unstructured time I'd have in pod school (many days only a couple hours of class) from affecting me negatively." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some negative things you see in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite artist." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you would like us to know about you that's not listed in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you reading now? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you look up to/who inspires you most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The meal with anyone question" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite experience from all of your community involvement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were taylored according to the application submitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back and change one thing in your life what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on socialized medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since podiatry is sometimes marginalized, how do you plan to diminish this in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining what one of my recommenders meant by a certain line." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing during your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was different between the two podiatrist's you followed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you teach Chemistry and Physics when you excelled at Biology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I go to school with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry considering your current occupation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest difference between community college education and university education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I know that Jesuits were the sword of the Catholic Church? I went to a Franciscan undergrad and got off track with one of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

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