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  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why dmu? why osteopath? Why not PA or nurse? Are you happy with your MCAT score? " Report Response

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

"In your medical experiences, have you ruled out becomming any specalities? What type of med. do you want to go into?" Report Response

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

"If you were accepted everwhere you applied, where would you go? Why? What would it take for you to choose DMU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked detailed questions from my personal statement. (It's nice to know they actually read it!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you handle being married and in school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, and the dmu website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were really friendly and helpful. The OMM clinic is impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The buildings were kind of dumpy and the first year lecture hall is very small considering classes of 240 people." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"During the third and fourth years, the basically kick you out of the state because there are not enough rotation spots. Plan on being in des moines for only two years." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was really long. They have everyone in a small room for about 3 hours, where they present different topics, eg. fin. aid etc. They did two rounds of "get to know you" conversation. After that, current students gave tours of the campus. I would recommend to try to go with a second year student, they know more about the school. After the tour we had lunch with current students. Lunch was over at one and then you basically just waited till it was time for you to interview. By the time I was interviewed I was already tired and overwhelmed with all of the information they threw at us. This made me much more relaxed. The interview was with a D.O. a fourth year, and a phd. Overall, the campus is O.K. but the teachers and classes seemed to be high quality." Report Response

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