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Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 1898
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Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medical School
Des Moines
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 347 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $55
  • Non - Resident Tuition $55
  • Application Fee $60
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 64.3
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Admissions Information

  • Admissions Office
  • 3200 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines 50312
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University is the second oldest osteopathic medical school in the United States. The College emphasizes preparing students to be primary care physicians; many student also choose to practice in specialty areas, such as surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, cardiology, psychiatry, emergency medicine and others.

Curriculum

The first year of the osteopathic medicine curriculum focuses on fundamental scientific principles that form the foundation of medicine.

The second year builds on the science foundation and follows an integrated organ system approach that encompasses basic and clinical sciences.

The curriculum uses a combination of lectures, case-based and small-group discussions and laboratory exercises.

During the third and fourth year, students are fully immersed in clinical training with clinical rotations at hospitals and clinics.

Learn more about the curriculum here: www.dmu.edu/com/do/curriculum/

Facilities

Technology is incorporated throughout the D.O. program. DMU uses wireless technology for access to the network and the Internet. All incoming students receive laptops.

Students gain real-life experience working with simulation teaching tools and Iowa Simulation Center.

The gross anatomy lab at DMU is state-of-the-art. It includes flat-screen monitors at each dissection station.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 290
Negatively 25
No change 28

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.11 336

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 273

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Loved the experience of getting to eat where students eat. I would recommend that all the facilities be available to see during the tour. There were several things during the tour that were not available." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get different nametags (they don't stick)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the day was very well planned and I enjoyed it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They seem friendly and organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, loved it. They were very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it up" More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial Aid Presentation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing! I've had nothing but excellent experiences with the admissions office at DMU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved my interview day! Thanks for being so very helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a debriefing after the interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing! :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Accept me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Try to have a little more structure while waiting for your interview time. There seemed to be confusion on what we were supposed to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what your doing, the experience was awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very quick in responding to emails and very polite." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They have always been timely and forth coming with information when requested." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the my interviewers would ask me questions, and I would later find him/her doodling or looking over my shoulder at the clock. That was my only negative from the day long interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Very friendly and efficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid lady could have been more enthusiastic about explaining everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU Rocks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing--they were friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic work, made me feel at home. Really made me feel that they were trying to recruit me inste" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was very well organized and executed; really could not have been much better." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, always a pleasure to talk to and they give answers to questions. Will even call you back!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview day was perfect, very little lag time, and great interaction with the students," More from this Member | Report Response

"Give applicants more infomration on your acceptance process (ie: amouint due upon acceptance, when i" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office did a great job coordinating the day and making us feel comfortable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly and actually seemed glad that we were there! No suggestions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the positive energy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give information about parking before the interview day. Otherwise they were very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is top notch! Very friendly; received my acceptance email with 10 days after" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe delivering difficult news to someone" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"About research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your most difficult course in college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time where you worked in a team to overcome an obstacle" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a time you worked with a team and experienced difficulty." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO instead of MD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU, Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a physician and specifically why choose osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time you worked on a team" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your unusual major." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine and why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my personal statement, including exact word choice and meaning" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your free time not related to academics, medicine, research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Iowa? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What surprised you about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most surprising thing you learned from your time shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you have to offer DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU, Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Are you a compassionate person? How will classes such as art appreciation benefit you as a future physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you were struggling in a class in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are my thoughts on OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I asked your friends to describe to me your strengths and weaknesses, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Choose a controversial ethical issue in medicine today and explain your position on it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Research-related questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one thing you would change in the health-care industry today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why am I interested in medicine? Why osteopathic and why DMU? What do I do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions for us, and is there something you wanted us to ask you/wanted to tell us? What was the most exciting/interesting thing from your tour of the school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"3 things I liked about DMU." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to Iowa from the state Im living in now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I failed 2 of my classes." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us something about you that is not in your application already" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the low sGPA and high MCAT score? (I was surprised they asked this, didn't think my sGPA was low but I guess it is for DMU. I interviewed at allopathic schools and they never asked about grades)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You struggled early on in school. What makes you sure that you can succeed in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU? What about Des Moines?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU, Why DO, Why medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Anything you did not put in your application that you wish to discuss now? How did you find out about DMU? Why osteopathic medicine? Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Des Moines?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician? Why an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, DMU, and DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor, why not PA, why not army medic..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brought you from your high school to where you sit today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What brings you here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""You seem like an intelligent and articulate person - how will you handle a professor who seems less intelligent than you?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with the stresses of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, and why DO? What does being a doctor mean?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is something you struggle with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU? Why Osteopathic med? What differences have I noticed between DO's and MD's? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself. Why Osteopathic Medicine? Why DMU? Is this your first interview?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do your parents do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of questions specific to my app - I'd say 90% of them were app specific." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you become interested in Osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are problems in current healthcare system and how can they be rectified?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is ABA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU/ Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your views on the current Health Care debate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of questions about extra-curriculars, research experience, shadowing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself practicing Medicine? Whereelse did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question about my personal statement/ what I learned living with my mom." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your experience in ____." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your international experience, how do you get involved? Is international medicine something you would be interested in here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you perceive as the current challenges facing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Please explain your bad grade in xxx class (if you have bad MCAT, grade, or whatever be prepared to explain it!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why as a pharmacy Tech have you NOT counseled patients on their medication." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were the surgeon general, what is one aspect of medicine that you would change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the difference between an MD and DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine? why DO? why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you and your family will deal with you relocating? What will your husband do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself. Why do you want to be a physician, why do? Tell us about a difficult situation and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do to relieve stress" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not pursue nursing rather than becoming a doctor? Having a major in X, would you consider a specialty in Y?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU? Why Osteopathic Medicine? Why not graduate school? Why not be a PA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us something about yourself that you want us to know that we can't find in your application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU, why DO, why accept me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We talked about my academic history. They asked about what I would do if I found myself struggling in the change to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why DO? (what is it about osteopathic medicine that interests you?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you buy your own clothes? Why did you choose the color and pattern of the tie you are wearing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you get to where you are today? You seemed to have a lot of successes in your life. Tell us some failures and what you learned from them. How are you going to transition from the Northwest to Iowa? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathic medicine and what are the key differences you see between MD and DO? Why DMU? What are you going to do to adapt to a place like Iowa, coming from Southern California? Why not physical therapy (app experiences are heavy on sports med stuff)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about extracurricular X." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you define success?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you apply to MD schools? Which did you apply to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix the doctor shortage in rural areas?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Start by saying anything that was not covered or has occured since your interview" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me one characteristic about so and so person! (pertinent to my application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU? Why DO? I heard they asked other students about Medicaid and medicare; and how to improve health care." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"1. How do you think we should improve health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain the day of your MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you happy with you MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine, why do? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. Why not get your PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What field of medicine do you want to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me in 20 words what Medicare is? Medicaid?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine? why dmu? why osteopathy? (all asked at once)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why med? Why DO? Why Des Moines" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name one problem with health care you see in the United States today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did your motivation for medicine begin? why do you think you didn't get in last year? when you get into all your schools, how will you choose which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you recieved a 65% on an exam, and the required pass score was 70%, what would you do and how would you prevent it from happening again?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, Why DMU? etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why D.O.? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine why do why dmu" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine? Why DMU as opposed to Kirkville (if I had a choice)? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should DMU pick you for the incoming class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think your age was a factor in not being accepted anywhere last year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathic medicine? Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? DO? DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU, why medicine, why DO...(but let me point out that I got interrupted before I could complete and the interviewer sidetracked and started talking about herself...this happened repeatedly!!!) They were nice though." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathy, why DMU, tell us about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, Why doctor, why DMU" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, why medicine, why osteopathic medicine and finally, why DMU? (this was all one question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about the biochemistry behind the disease porphyria. (I had mentioned this disease in my personal statement! Be sure to know what you wrote in your PS and know about everything in it. I was caught off guard by this one!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think was the most important contribution the field of chemistry gave to medicine? the prof asked me this after he found out i had a major in chemistry because apparently not too many biology AND chem majors apply there." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine, when did you know you wanted to be a doctor and why osteopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us a litlle about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us some things that we should know about you that aren't on your application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(This was asked in response to my desire to help a community). If you desire to help the community, why a physician? There are other professions that can help the community." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why now? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you play a musical insturment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us something about yourself that isn't in your file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you struggle with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who are you going to root for in the upcoming Iowa vs. Illinois basketball game? (I'm sure that was a relax question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will make a medical school a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would a typical day be like here? (I'm thinking I don't know why don't you tell me)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Differece between DO and MD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us one something about yourself that's not in your personal statement. (asked by D.O. faculty member)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you switch careers? Would you ever go back to an economics job?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You live in Pennsylvania, so why do you want to come to DMU. (If you live far from the school you will get this question). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your biggest failure" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your DO shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine with my background (very nontrad)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about what you have learned from your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See most interesting. Tell me about your research, clinical experience, why you want to be a doctor, why you want to be a DO, why DMU (not all at once of course). What would you do if you failed your first exam in med school? Fairly basic." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All Qs were basic and pertinent to my app. Just sit back and enjoy your experience as much as you can." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a little about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Walk me through a typical day of a first-year DO student." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will you be able to keep up with the pace? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were a rural doctor who had received $200,000 and you could either immunize all of the children in the area or use the money for a child who needs a heart transplant, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun? (student question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"with such good grade/MCAT why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if medicine no longer existed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experience... will you do research in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU? Pretty much standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the hardest thing you've ever done." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family and your life growing up." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities have you attained from your experience with the military?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does your father (an MD) think of you going into osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you believe is the most pressing issue in healthcare today? What is an important quality in a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself. By far my favorite question...best way to address it is to have a canned response and then when they look iterested branch off and emphasize one aspect." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your day as a first year student, as you imagine it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When and how did you know that you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What social issue would you change." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you prefer a school that has only lecture based teaching or problem based learning? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relax? Have you ever lived in a cold climate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Social issue" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and how you became interested in osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one obstacle you have encountered and how have you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was my favorite class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell us about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What drew you to the field of Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a certain grade." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a social problem that concerns you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in medicine and why you're going this route?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we were to leave the room and you could change anything in your file without us knowing, what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself and what brings you here today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you change about this country if you could?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose osteopathic medicine as oppose to allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think we--as a country--should do about the future of providing health care for our citizens?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician and what event solidified your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO and not MD? Where did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One interviewer with a science faculty member, clinical science faculty member, a student, and an observer (learning to interview). It was meant to last from 30 minutes to an hour. Mine was closer to an hour. Not all of these questions are exact but are in the spirit of those asked. Started off with questions about: Why Medicine? Why D.O.? Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted at only two schools, DMU and another allopathic school, which one would you go to and how would you select between the two?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to apply to DMU-COM and why are you interested in Osteopathic schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you done any traveling " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your mom is an MD, how does she feel about you pursuing DO? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself...what do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one social problem that you are concerned about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of speciality?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain a social problem you're concerned with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to reduce stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read? Why do you want to come here in Iowa?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is their anything that we didn't ask you that you thought we would." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a social issue you are concerned about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your weakness and how will you deal with it in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you feel a physician should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your suuport system be here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Des Moines University?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could change anything about healthcare, what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your best friend say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself other than your file. What's an ethical issue in healthcare? Why doctor? Asked about some experiences listed in application. How many school did I apply to? MD? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, and why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU, Why DO not MD? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you give up a successful career to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a major issue facing healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tells us about your life and events that shaped the person you are today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, if you're also applying to MD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your family. How many brothers and sisters do you have? Fill in the portions of your life before your application here. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"First question - Tell me about your background and how you became to pursue medicine? Why DO versus MD (didn't really grill me on this)? Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Whats the difference between osteopathic and aleopathic disciplines?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""To get started just tell me anything and everything you want to tell me about yourself and how you got to this point in your life."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did I balance my extracurricular activities in undergrad and how will this help me in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why switch careers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dmu?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your MCAT scores are great, but your GPA is only so so, can you explain that difference?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name three good qualities your friends would say you have." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about why you want to become a DO and why did you choose DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your friends say your greatest weakness is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you come to the conclusion that medicine was for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would I be good at rural practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? why DO? why DMU? What do you think is the complete physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do your experiences prepare you to become a phyiscian" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you feel as though you can handle the academic workload of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked about research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dmu? why osteopath? Why not PA or nurse? Are you happy with your MCAT score? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with difficult situations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think the MCAT is a fair measure of becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were your responsibilities in the laboratory you worked in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself? Do you have other interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do think is one of the most important issues facing medicine today and how might you be able to help resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"with the exception of the ethical question, everything else was pretty much based on your profile. So just know what your wrote and what you did before." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above for the unusual question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself - discuss how/when your interest in medicine, and osteopathic medicine specifically, developed. What are the differences/similarities between allopathic & osteopathic medicine? What are your career goals? In what area of medicine are you interested in practicing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"about my research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You can't always be successful. Name a time when you failed and how you reacted." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific question about an experience of mine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do to unwind?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when you had to have an uncomfortable conversation with someone. How did it turn out?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you do so well on the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you use your Emotional Intelligence on the mission trip you went on?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 25 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your xyz research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my personal statement, including exact word choice and meaning" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there a time where you witnessed a physician interacting with a patient in a manner you believed to be unprofessional?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to excel in medical school courses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the riskiest thing you have done in the last year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What attracted you to DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why did you choose to volunteer with hospice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you use your bachelors degree after you graduated from college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me what you are most proud of that is not academically related?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one issue, outside of medicine, that you think most affects your generation and how do you plan to be a part of the solution?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions regarding my experiences (from application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked something very specific to my file, kinda surprised me with how well they knew me before I even entered the room." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one specific thing you learned from each of the doctor's you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is a public figure you admire and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If recorded lectures makes it too easy for students to not attend class." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the history of hospice (I volunteered with hospice)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you been able to use any of your undergraduate education in your CNA work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your Master's degree in Bioethics." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked about academic violations at my undergraduate institution (being written up by an RA, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you like nature?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing extremely interesting or weird. Just the typical why Doctor (and also why not scientist or others), WhY DO/DMU..(id suggest figuring out a couple specific things you like that are unique to the school)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really stood out as particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In one word what does the title "doctor" mean?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun with your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think the skills you've developed playing musical instruments will help you with OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Convince the medical student in the room that it is rewarding to practice medicine Jail Health services (I worked in a county jail -- they will probe your experiences!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were interesting questions. pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most important quality a physician should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"#3" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you got into all the schools you applied to, how would you decide which school to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What adjustments will you have to make to succeed in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The physician interviewing me asked about a specific clinical research study I've worked on. It showed that he REALLY read through my application prior to interviewing me - very impressive!!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had an IV drug user come to you, would you tell him about needle exchange programs? (based on my previous experience moderating discussions on this topic)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why else do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are pi bonds still dumb bell shaped?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was something you look forward to about being a physician, and something you don't look forward to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO? Are you applying to both MD and DO and don't care which you get into as long as you become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""I see you're currently enrolled in our MPH program. What can you tell me about Dr. Snow and the broad street pump?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your family is your support system and you are the first person in your family to attend college, how will they possibly support/identify/empathize with your experiences in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why does a young guy from New York want to come to Iowa, and DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you use your position as a DO to fix a problem in the health care system today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your favorite artist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The mistake one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think will be the hardest part about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I could change one thing about what I have seen from physicians, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really. No gray area questions - no healthcare reform questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question #3" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How you do gauge success?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain a typical day working with an autistic child. What was the most difficult part about it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with a patent care situations where you are incompetent?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"describe a situation where you did not get along with someone else and what did you do" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to get an acceptance geographically closer to your hometown as well as Des Moines, where would you choose to go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe Osteopathic Medicine without using the word Holistic?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See question 3" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the difference between Greek and Greco-Roman thought? (I think he was just getting at my experience in a great books program)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your stance on xxx policy? (We were talking about some public health issues in US and asked me this question based on my response)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to get in here, how would your family respond?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question about my parent's careers (nurse and OT) influencing my choice of medicine as a career." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"#2" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Has your father (alum) visited the school recently and if not why do you think he has not?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were the surgeon general, what is one aspect of medicine that you would change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a PA? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No questions out of the blue. No ethical questions or anything funky." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was surprised by the persistent questions about my family and how my husband will deal with relocating to Des Moines. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think your mom practices holistic medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary was asked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of your non-academic strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you anticipate the most difficult challenge facing a rural physician is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about specific medical experiences in Ecuador" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What MD schools did you apply to? Is DMU just a safety school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like teaching others about osteopathic medicine? Could you see yourself getting involved in pre-SOMA at DMU? (from an activity in my file)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I would deal if I found I was struggling in med school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really - all were standard, basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Definitely the tie question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Take your pick. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a physician you admire and why. (going off my answer) How would you design a health care policy/program that would educate the citizens of the U.S. regarding the problems you mentioned?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you consider the role of the doctor in the patient-doctor relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific question about my extracurricular." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Does India have large uranium deposits? (specific to my application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where you ever bullied as a kid?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What scares you the most about med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could go back in time and meet anyone, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What causes/charities I support" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever observed a conflict in the ER and if so, how was it resolved?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had just enough money to either treat a sick child or buy vaccine for 50,000 people, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of a hospital system with its different levels of nurses, therapists, and doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you not want us to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you get accepted to your instate school, you will automatically go there won't you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you get accepted instate, why would you want to spend so much money going here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a patient asked you to do something that you felt was unethical?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your numbers are very similar to the average matriculant. What seperates you from everyone else who has similar numbers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No really interesting questions. Just some of the usual, "Tell us about your weaknesses", "What do you bring to the class"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I wasn't asked anything 'interesting' really!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Please list the qualities should an incoming student have? Please prove to us with examples that you posses these qualities. What qualities should a doctor have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too out of the ordinary... I suppose ''Tell me about Healthcare in country X'' (a foreign country where I got some clinical exposure) What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a patient came to you and asked how being an osteopathic physician would benefit their treatment, what would you tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If someone says to you that women are less smart than men and backs it up with facts, how would you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think there are similarities between raising a dog and having children. (In response to our conversation about my German Shepherd). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever read any fiction/ poetry pieces written by doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Being a woman, being a minority in the US, and applying to a DO program, how do you feel about those obstacles that you have to leap through to gain equal standing as physician? Why not MD? (Is it even ethical to ask such a question?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a problem client you have encoutered and how you dealt with it? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"when you retire, what do you have hoped to have learned from your career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you failed your first exam in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you going to have a large pro bono aspect in your future practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an ideal patient/the opposite." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your greatest role model?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really, mostly about my background and how I immigrated to US" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing that interesting, just standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I could ask any one person to go to dinner, who would I ask and what would I fix for dinner." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What ONE quality is the most important for a physician to have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite food?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we only had one seat left, why should we choose you over the 12 others here today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is a scientific invention you believe promotes public health?!?!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None of their questions were out of th ordinary...I guess: What did you gain from your Americorps Experience (federal volunteering)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else do you want to go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think your Psychology degree will benefit you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your wife say is you worst quality?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do expect medical school to be like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are driving home today and are in car accident and die. What would you want your tombstone to say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Basic getting to know you" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would you do if you didn't make it into the top 25% of the class" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were in charge of a government program of health and had $100,000, you can save a child that needs heart surgery of give thousands of a vaccine what would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would I do if I could change anything in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I am interested in Geneaology. Can you tell me anything about your last name? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here? I was a little confused by the question, so I had the interviewer form a more concise question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really.. standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where did you get that tie?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think was the most important contribution the field of chemistry gave to medicine? actually, i thought this was difficult at the time becuase it's hard to seperate chemistry from biology. i think i ended up saying either the process of vaccinations or the isolation of pennicillin. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"First question, right out of the gate: Why are you applying so late? Maybe not such an "interesting" question as aggravating. I explained that I submitted before every deadline and I didn't feel that I was late." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were fairly typical questions asked in unique ways." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not Vet. Medicine? (I have dogs)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You worked at a coffee shop, do you know type of beans you sold?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about yourself that you did not write down on your application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing stood out as particularly interesting. Just the basics were asked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why is fitness so important to you and how will that change how you treat your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could change one thing about American society, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many hours of sleep would you get in a stress-free world? How many hours do you think you will get next year? (fyi- they should be the same!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with criticism? (right after the low GPA question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is 42nd Street still your favorite Broadway show?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to start a new student organization as a medical student, what kind of community service event would you like to organize?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""If you were to die tomorrow, and I were to put up a tombstone for you, what would be a proverb that I could inscribe on it that would describe your life?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you compare being a lifeguard to being a doctor? (I was a lifeguard for 7 years, still haven't figured out how they knew that because I didn't put it in my application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How might having a family already be both a positive and negative during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do when you get really angry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else did you get interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""I notice that you took a course in short story literature in college. What exactly was the class all about?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What one thing about yourself would you like us to remember about you after the interview? (asked by D.O. factuly member) Runner-up: Do you still do air-conditioning work? :)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you switch careers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You have been on two other interviews, what makes our interview different. (in my eyes a great question, makes it like they are very interested in you) and it was followed up by: if you were accepted into all three of the schools, what would make you choose one over the other? (again, makes you feel like you are at home)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you applying both allopathic and osteopathic? and why not only osteopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your greatest failure" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not be a pharmacist? (I work as a pharm tech)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""How would somebody from California like to move to Des Moines?" I was asked a lot of questions about relocating to Des Moines." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked a question about assisted suicide -- would I do it for one of my hospice patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you caught one of your classmates giving test answers to another classmate, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something we don't know about you that isn't on your application. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your major (religious studies) prepare you for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So... How about them beavers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So you took a snowboarding class during college huh? (Didn't ask about it in a negative way, but thought it sounded like fun!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You mention countries X and Y as 3rd-world countries. Is that condescending?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss what you do in your current line of work. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were a rural doctor who had received $200,000 and you could either immunize all of the children in the area or use the money for a child who needs a heart transplant, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about socialized medicine? (this question was relating to an earlier response, not out of the blue)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself...." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Please explain to me the difference between Conservative and Orthodox Judaism. (I was a Jewish Studies major)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experience as a missionary in paraguay." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, really. All the questions were quite canned and boring. Really." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You say that you have a good understanding of the hispanic culture. Why is this important? Well obviously Dr. Bendeya has been in Des Moines most of his life or he would have noticed that Mexico has taken over the South Western United States!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you expect from your education at des moines?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Cubs or Sox? (I am from Chicago.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you get accepted to every medical school that you apply to, how will you choose which one to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If all of the med schools in the world closed down and the career of a physician no longer existed, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since you mentioned that you "love life and all it hsa to offer," and that you are an adriot academic, what do you do for fun? My answer involved discussing my love of Oldies music, and I offered to sing...but no takers. Surprising! They also liked it when I mentioned I drive an old Buick...seems to always catch the laughter." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who's easier to coach at soccer, boys or girls?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't you wear a watch?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you thinking about psych-med?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite color?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"WHY DID YOU CHOOSE IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY FOR YOUR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a weakness that you have had, and what have you done to overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some issues in healthcare that you know/have an opinion about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What social issue keeps you awake at night?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were passing by a car-wreck in the middle of the night and no one else was around, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Two were unique. 1)Tell us about your participation with Pet-Facilitated Therapy. 2)How does Osteopathic Medicine relate to your current field? (I am currently in a different healthcare field)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What social issue." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were appointed Surgeon General, what issue would you address first?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So... many people think of the "doctor" in many different ways, some think of doctor as their professor at school, some people think of doctor as their health care provider.... what's your definition of "doctor" in 1 or 2 words?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could eradicate any disease, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Given unlimeted funding, what would you do to change the world?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What social issue to you feel is the biggest issue today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you were given $10 million, what would you do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself ten years from today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe to me a social issue (concern) not related to health care." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A detailed hypothetical question involving my previous career field, physics, and economics." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were offered anything to do research would you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We here at DMU very rarely accept students that have withdrawn from beginning clogging, so why should we accept you? (He was just joking though and we all laughed.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked to compare the healthcare systems of Europe and the U.S. in terms of what the U.S. might do to improve the health care crisis (I had studied abroad and apparently the interviewer thought that this gave me the authority to answer such a question)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a social issue that concerns you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I don't know if any of them were interesting. How about, "If you could change one thing in this country what would it be and why?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What haven't we asked you that you thought we would?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a social problem that you would address if you were the richest person on earth" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I had to do it all over again, what would I have done differently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you done to change your application since last year, when you also applied to med schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since your application is strong enough to likely get you into an MD school, how would you choose which school to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interview started with: "Tell us about yourself."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The most interesting question they asked was, " What would you do if you studied hard for a test, and failed anyway?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think we can solve the current nursing shortage that healthcare is seeing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to leave research to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you consider adding an M.P.H. to your D.O. program given that you could do it without any extra cost if you came here? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If and how you would help people whose basic needs (from Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs) have not been met?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to pursue medicine over a field such as public health or epidemiology?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are some of the reposibilities of being a student?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did Tolkein write the Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings Trilogy? (We were discussing what I like to read.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about patients ordering prescription medications from Canada? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you failed a test?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most important thing you have learned from your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What good book have you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Typical ethics question about 15 year old girl suffering from leukemia. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan on balancing the kind of practice you'd like to have against the constraints of working in a high-volume clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was really interesting - standard stuff really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you define compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your best friend." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you devote enough time to your family and school if you were to be accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you change in healthcare today? Tell me something in medicine that you would like to know more about." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you get up on a soap box. What are you passionate about." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the connection between farm subsidies and obesity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relieve stress? What is the last book that you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here, not just here at DMU/COMS but why are you here in America? Stupid ass question, completely irrelevant to what I went there for." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you want to bring with you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you had a patient that would die without treatment and the opportunity to immunize 1,000 patients, but only enough finances to address one of the needs? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you look foward to the least and the most about becoming an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you learned about the state of medicine in this country based on your travels?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions were all standard, found in other reviews of this school. Nothing was that unique." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just standard questions. Nothing really difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us something about you that isn't in your file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What traits will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you're offered >1 spot, how will you decide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think there is a difference in the way a DO and MD treats a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think spirituality fits into the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who has been your template or role model for becoming a physician. Has it been one person or many?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how would you, if at all, participate in community work as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you have read for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"since I want to be a pediatrician, I was asked how I would deal with a crying kid who didn't want to be treated" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pick an ethical issue and talk about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""If your best friend were sitting here next to you, what would they say about you?" I didn't really get it at first, since I didn't know if they were talking in terms of my becoming a physician or just of my character, but thought a little bit about it and was able to answer it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you've read (outside of a class)?? In what area of medicine do you see yourself practicing in five years? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you play a musical instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I were hit by a bus and killed today, what would I want my epitaph to say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who was the last real emperor in the region now known as Ethiopia? (He saw that I took ONE class on African History, over ten years ago mind you.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Scenario: During residency you encounter an attending surgeon with alcohol on his breath. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What experiences would you bring from your prior career to this school and the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name three things your friends would say about you if they were here." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would I do if I saw a classmate cheat on a test." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I played any musical instruments. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Being that my dad is an MD, what he thinks of my choice of becoming a DO" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Because I was from Oregon they asked me about my thoughts on Death With Dignity/Assisted suicide." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to become an osteopathic physician, how would you confront/ change the general misunderstandings people have about D.O.'s?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In light of some volunteer work I had done, how did I feel about the war? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would I serve as a big brother to other incoming students" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was given a tough ethics question involving patient rights." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself? I know its not THAT interesting but I never know what to say!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you and your fiance prepared for you going to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything you hoped we weren't going to ask?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why is a man-hole cover round. (the only shape that won't fall in on itself)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why do you think that DMUCOMS is a place where you can succeed and be happy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What three things would you tell a student to recommend them to DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would I change in medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were the Chief of Surgery, what would you change about the operating room?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A 4 year old child is rushed to the ER. Her parents have "mong" beliefs, where if you puncture the skin, your soul leaves. THe child will die without an immediate operation. The parents refuse based on their religion. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, pretty straightforward. I guess an interesting one would be describe what a physician is like using 5 adjectives." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficult at all, no ethics or scenario-based questions. What qualities do you possess that would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No strange or particularly difficult questions. The interview was very laid back and conversational. They just want to get to know the applicant on a more personal basis to determine whether you'll be a good fit for the school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name an ethical issue facing medicine today and how would you change it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a mother brought her obviously malnourished infant into your clinic and told you she only fed her watermelon because that is what her religion required, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What activities do you participate in to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you consider home?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Didactic years are pretty good. Faculty very involved. Fair amount of research opportunities. Great reputation. Match list consistently good." | Report Response

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