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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why DMU? Pretty much standard stuff." Report Response

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

"With such a high GPA/MCAT why not MD? Why DO? " Report Response

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

"Research? What do you do for fun? What type of doc?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. They were all pretty basic, get to know you questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Web site, school packet." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The school was absolutely fantastic. The students were great, the lunch was great, Harvey was great, the tour was great, the OMM demonstation was great, and the facilities are top notch. Des Moines isn't as small as some may say. A larger city with a small town feel. Housing is reasonably cheap and the area is safe. This school WILL be a top prospect for many in the future with their new facilities and aggressive approach to medicine. Surgical lab was also fantastic. They want to train you as doctors, not just process you and get you out the door. Best of all, NO TRAFFIC!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nice the school really is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, my experience was very surprising. I have many interviews and Des Moines was always on the calendar as just another interview and my knowledge of the school was very limited. However, after visiting the campus and seeing what it has to offer, it quickly jumped to the top of my list. They seem to be dedicated to the process of making great doctors, not just filling a slot. They gave a fantastic demonstration of OMM with the fellows as well as a one-on-one with “Harvey”, which was great. The facilities were top notch as compared to other campuses (7 others DO/MD) I had visited previously. The campus is completely wireless and they give you a great laptop. The students all seemed enthusiastic about their school and nobody seemed negative about it whatsoever. The interview itself was great. Despite what the previous two posts said, they were very interested in ME and wanted to know Me as a person and were not just going through the motions. Seriously people, this school is fantastic. I would highly recommend that you at least look into it. You will not be disappointed. Even better, I was accepted only 6 days after my interview. I am excited, because this is my top choice. Best of luck! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Heartland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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