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  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Des Moines
Individual Feedback 5 347 Responses
Overall Experience

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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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8.23 249

0 = low, 10 = high

Was this interview in-person or virtual?

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Questions

How long was the interview?

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5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 4
20 minutes 11
25 minutes 25
30 minutes 117
35 minutes 59
40 minutes 39
45 minutes 65
50 minutes 15
55 minutes 2
60+ minutes 9

Where did the interview take place?

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At the school 332
At a regional location 4
At another location 6

What was the style of the interview?

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One-on-one 155
In a group 179

What type of interview was it?

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Open file 327
Closed file 9

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.97 342

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

"A lot of team-based questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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

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"Asked about research I have been involved in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How important is basic medical research to a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"what is best advice someone's ever given u?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What if you irrevocably harm a patient, what will you do / how handle it. And if (answer) does not work? And if (second answer) doesnt not work? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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"where do you see yourself in 10 years?" 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

"What do you do for fun? What books are you reading? Describe a situation that exemplifies your integrity. Describe a situation that demonstrates compassion." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why d.o., not m.d." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about x and y activity? What's something you learned from shadowing this DO?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What weaknesses do you have that prevent you from reaching your goals?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"What do you see as one of the biggest problems in medicine today? What do you do for fun, to relax? What do you look for in a medical school when choosing one? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experience at your undergraduate institution. Tell me of an interesting/unique situation you encountered during your shadowing. How do you manage your time and how do you deal with stress? How do you deal with dissapointment? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Name a stressful situation that you experienced and how it was resolved?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Describe experience X from my file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe rural medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

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"how do you balance school & other things?" 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

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"Why not go to University of Iowa?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Describe a problem facing health care today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"complete the following sentence. my friends say i'm a really nice guy, but _______. (fill in the blank w/ some negatives about yourself)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"I honestly don't remember any more. They're all typical questions though. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you become an EMT?" 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

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"Do you think we can have universal health care in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why did you only attend graduate school for such a short duration(One semester)? A: Reader's Digest version: I HATE RESEARCH!!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you know the person who made the first vaccine? the professor asked this after a lengthy discussion on my response to the first question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"What will be a big problem in healthcare in the future? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Would you like to do research when in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Define Cancer. How many irreversible steps are there in glycolysis? (luckily i knew this one, one of my interviewers was a biochemist)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the biggest problem in medicine today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"In one of your letters of recommendation your professor said (yada yada.) Give us a specific example of this situation. (asked by 2nd year student)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"what kind of experience have you had with osteopathic medicine and how did it help you decided to become an osteopathic medical doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Why osteopathy, and what led you to it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"What is it in particular about DO philosophy that fits in with your personality? I told a joke at this point which went over well, then eased into it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Why did you take the MCAT so many times? Why don't you get your PhD (because I have a lot of research experience)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Tell us about the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

"Describe to me your volunteer experience and how it shaped you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Do you like to read? What are your hobbies? What's a social issue you'd like to address/fix if you could? Tell us about your research. Do you have a doctor in the family? No hypothetical questions - just direct questions based on my application, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many times a week do you play the piano?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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"How do you think a family member who is an MD would respond to you attending a DO school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Do you consider yourself passionate about medicine? Tell us about your travel abroad experiences? What was your favorite class in undergrad? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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"What do you look for in a medical college? Why Iowa? Wouldn't it be more conveninet for you in your home state? (I explained why I applied to DMU before they asked this-but they will ask so be prepared)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specific moment did you know that you were going to become a doctor...why D.O.,.....why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your best friends were sitting here, how would they describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"What will be the hardest thing about medical school that you will have to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you'll be able to balance school and work (I mentioned I intended to work part time during year 1)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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"What is the last book you read." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"See above (interesting ?)" 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 here vs. other D.O schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you plan to be active in the community where you will one day practice? How?" 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

"Who do you consider to be a role model?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor when no one else in your family is in the medical profession...Why DO, why DMU etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions from faculty weren't bad at all. It was the student questions that were the stumpers. I hate those damn students...until I'm one of them. :) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"experiences of failure/being humbled" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you got into >1 school how would you decide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If accepted to both DO and MD programs, where would you go? They grilled me on the difference between MD's and DO's although I had substantial experience with both." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are there any questions you wished that you would have been asked? Tell us how you feel your reading and writing abilities rate and what you feel will help you in the future to do better?" 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

"What would I do if I noticed another student cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you plan on participating in extra-curricular activities in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a pressing health care issue that keeps you up at night?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you've read? Have you been accepted to any other schools and what would it take for you to choose DMU? How do you feel you will handle having a family and being in medical school? " 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

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

""What experiences do you have with osteopathic physicians?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialities? Why primary care? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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"If you failed your first test in med school, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you balance collegiate sports and school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"If you could fix one thing about medicine, with the wave of a magic wand, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do I think the MCAT or my GPA is a better reflection of me as a student?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does DMU compare with other osteopathic medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you enjoy doing in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was asked to explain a few poor grades." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read recently? What is the weakest area in your application? Why DMU? What do you like to do? What would you do if you failed the first test?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would make you decide between schools if had multiple acceptances?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Has your integrity ever been tested?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever had manipulation done on you, or have you observed a manipulation before?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of medicine you want to practice, why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In your medical experiences, have you ruled out becomming any specalities? What type of med. do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you know that the medical profession is right for you? " 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

"What would you do if you were accepted into both DO and MD schools? How would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you not applying to Emory Medical School (my undergrad. school) What qualities will make you a good doctor? What was your hardest class in undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your experiences in more detail " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you possess that would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is, in your mind, the difference between an allopathic and an osteopathic physician?" 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

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"If you saw a student cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"in a clinical setting, how do you see conflicting opinions of physicians resolved" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a time when you helped improve a process." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a time when you tried your hardest and still failed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a time that you failed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about a time when somebody came to you with a problem that you empathized with." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an encounter you had with someone that was maybe unpleasant and how you changed that." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a physician specifically, rather than a nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How will you adjust to the rigorous curriculum of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of physician do you want to be? (both specialty and how I want my patient's to view me)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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"Multiple questions specific to my experiences and academic record" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What person characteristics do you think you could improve upon?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What programs are you interested in here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one mistake you've made in the last 6 months, and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the state of healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you think your position as head coach and dealing with parents will help you deal with patient's family members in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your research projects." 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

"Tell me more about XXX (application specific)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has being a college athlete prepared you for a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Who is one person that you admire, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What types of clubs/activities would I be involved in as a DO student?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Compare the Chinese health care system with the United States health care system." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you talk to any of our married students? (I am married.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does your husband feel about moving to IA?" 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

"What was it like as a U.S. NAVY combat search and rescue swimmer?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of application-specific questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some negative qualities that you wouldn't want to see in a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I have an academic misconduct charge and they asked me to explain what happened, and why they should let me in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read..what do you do for fun...What would you do if you failed your first test.." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I will decide between multiple acceptances" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What did you learn from this experience? (referring to experiences I talked about in my application papers)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you done in your time since graduating?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you done when you've had difficulty in a class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in rural medicine? (I asked if they meant as a career or just experience and he said both)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss your strategies/factors on how you did well in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you apply to M.D schools? If you got into no schools, what would you do? What type of physician do you see yourself as?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about (activity from AACOMAS)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think will be the hardest part of attending medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of dogs do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about you that is not on your application, what have you been doing since you wrote this?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What difficulties do you expect having been out of school for two years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What do you like about the DMU atmosphere? Do we have the kind of people you'd like to make friends with?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked me to explain and elaborate on a low grade or two." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest concern in transitioning to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the latest book you've read for pleasure?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you thought of what you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Specifics on my application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Asked about my strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain grades." 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

"If you were accepted here would you cancel all your other interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of application specific questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is going to be the hardest part about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"specific questions to my application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you got into DMU and Iowa, which one would you pick and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your perceived strengths and weaknesses?" 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

"What do you think about the coordination of care for patients (i.e. primary care and specialists)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think it's a physician's job to tell patients what to eat? What about a dietician? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If there was only one spot left in this fall's class, tell us why we should give it to you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's hardest situation you ever dealt with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you handle medical school, what if you fail a test? How will you handle it? What if you keep failing? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the physician's role in the healing process in activity x?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"describe a stressful situation and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is an ethical issue you encountered in a health care setting and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see our health care system in ten years? Do you think your mom practices holistic medicine? (my mom is an MD) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are your hobbies and what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What worries you most about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Hobbies, interests, how i will deal with med school load" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your research. Do you feel bad when you kill (I like to hunt)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you kept applying to medical school over and over and never got in, what would you do then? Why do you want to practice overseas when there are so many problems here in America to face regarding healthcare? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your friends and family say are your strengths and weaknesses?Specific questions regarding my application and experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you would ever consider doing Rural Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why such a long path to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is it hard being Indian and living away from your family? Would your parents prefer if you were an MD? Who is Bobby Jindal? Can you tell me about any Indian authors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How will you add to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think your first year of medical school will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you be willing to relocate if accepted? Did you apply to the DO program in your city? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"3. Tell me about XYZ in Personal Statement. 4. What do you have to offer this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What field of medicine do you want to pursue... do you know the difference between primary care and rural medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you thought about our dual degree program, DO/MPH or DO/MHA?" 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

"What are two of your strengths and two of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see that you have graduated and are now working. Tell me about your work." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a social issue our society is facing that is important to you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities should doctor have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a classmate could thank you for something, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you a morning person?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"rural med question mentioned above. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most of the questions were verbatim off of SDN." 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

"the difficult question mention above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one thing that you like about yourself and one thing that you would change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why did you go to school as an undergrad so far away from your home town?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what future problems in healtcare are you scared to face?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will you stay in Des Moines to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you apply to other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will I select the school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why do you think we should allow you to come to DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Out of all your volunteer experiences, what was the most profound and what did you learn from that experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is required for somebody to be a fit for rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you account for the clear contrast in your grades from your earlier academic career to your last 60 hours of outstanding grades?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what has been your greatest accomplishment." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you learn from your shadowing? What did you gain from your Americorps experience (volunteering)? Since you took time off from school, how do think you'll do with the rigors of the cirriculum at DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why aren't you applying to the medical school of your undergraduate university?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Are you interested in a particular specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain my low MCAT score and how will I be able to make it in medical school which requires so much focusing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we called one of your friends asked them one good thing about you and one bad thing about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why was your MCAT so low?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what in your research will help you in becmoing a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you deal with the work load of medical school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do I cope with strees?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have a hobby? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you cope with staying up 30+ hours a day and still be a good doctor?" 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

"With all of you clinical experience you have had in the past, explain to us what you believe the role of a physician is." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the specific differences in the way a DO would treat a diabetic patient as opposed to an MD? this was in response to the answer i gave for "why do you want to be a DO?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time you've shown compassion." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you like about your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about your misdemeanor. (asked in a friendly non-confrontational way, its better to get this out in the open)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In your letters of recommendation you were referred to as a life-long learner, why would someone say that about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you stand out among other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you will handle the load of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will your educational background and prior profession help you practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you apply here as your back-up for MD? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What can you bring to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With all of your clinical experience, how will you deal with being ahead of your students during the first 2 years? How will you interact with them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is a doctor a teacher? (Hint: "Global Doctor" = educator/teacher)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most difficult thing you may run into becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to do family practice even though it's the lowest paid? You won't be able to drive a fancy car, or wear 5000 dollar suits!!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us what you know about Des Moines." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

"What are you doing now, in terms of school, work, volunteer, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see that you've been working in a hospital. Tell me about your job." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be an osteopath? What influenced you to choose the D.O. path? (asked by P.H.D. faculty member)" 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 is one thing I would change in America ( I answered "the number of people currently without health insurance" they said, "how, you wont raise my taxes will you?")" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your typical day as a med student here" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where will you be practicing, etc." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything you would like to ask us?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will I do if I'm accepted to an allopathic school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you want to go here over a resident school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since your father is a MD, what does he think about you going to a DO school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"During your health care experience, what sort of valuable things did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite class during your undergraduate years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do to help other people with their personal healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you scared about returning to full time school after a long hiatus? Do you think you can handle the course load?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you plan to do if you do not get into medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you don't get accepted this year? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go into medicine? (D.O. question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteer work in honduras" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most of my questions were specific to my application, and seemed to be just trying to get to know me better." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell us about yourself. (NOTE: This was a "we'll tell you about us, then you tell us about you". Interviewer #1: I'm A, and I teach here. #2: I'm B, and I work here. #3: I'm C, and I'm a 2nd year student here. Me: I'm me, followed by a paragraph of general information which was all in my file. 30 seconds of silence followed this answer while they stared at me stoney-faced.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

"What are your academic strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is it that you like about osteopathic medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I noticed that you took a course--Electron Microscopy Techniques--how was that? Actually, an excellent segway into medicine since this is more of an artistic science course, and I was then able to weave in how the practice of medicine is both an art as well as a science. They really liked this...!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Up to this point in your education, what is the longest that you have ever had to study for a test?" 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

"How will you get back to where you came from?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"WHY DO YOU HAVE A "W" ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you choose the best medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell us how you first became interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What medical issue gets me angry? What social issue concerns me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How would you adjust moving to the cold?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you learn from your work experience as a CNA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything that we did not ask that you would like to share with us?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about my medical experienced as was referenced in my personal essay." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what qualities are you most looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were put in charge of unlimited resources, what can you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you move around so much?" 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 have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about why you got this grade... etc. (They really really really knew your file)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why didn't you apply to (my undergraduate institution's M.D. program) since it's a really good school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did it feel when you got that D in statistics?" 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

"What did you like/dislike about research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I was a terminally ill patient how would you treat me" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your job as a CNA." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Something about current healthcare proposals by the presidential candidates" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How can we solve the current nursing shortage and what can be done to help the uninsured with their prescription drug coverage." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you decide where to go if you are accepted at more than one school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted at a number of schools, what three main factors would influence your decision on where to attend? Do you honestly believe you are prepared for the rigors of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty do you want to go into and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you caught someone in class cheating on a test, what would you do?" 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

"What is one social problem in health care today? How do you feel about patients ordering med refills from Canada?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your friends were sitting here today how would they describe you in one word?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to fail a test how would you deal with that? How would you council a friend in the same situation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you decided med school wasn't for you (asked by student)?" 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

"How do you think you'll cope living in Iowa?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Greatest quality?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

"What interesting thing do you like to do? How did you get a xyz grade in this class? What did you do to prepare for the MCAT the second time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your weaknesses" 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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses as a person, candidate, and family member? (How stupid is this?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else have you applied and why?" 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

"Tell us what about you and why you decided to practice medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you got accepted to more than one school, how would you decide where to go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experience in _______(fill in your own unique experience) how has it shaped your decision to persue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pretty standard questions, nothing out of the ordinary. Didn't even get asked why DO. That's it, Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How has diabetes affected your life and what have you done to live a full life with the disease." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How does your mom feel about you going into a DO program? (My mom is a MD)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty do you think you might not want to pursue? (This is a different spin on asking what you might want to go into. I answered a specialty that one of the interviewers was, much to my horror! However, I think that they just want to know what area you see yourself as suited for.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you been involved in research, and how has that helped you to pursue your career in medicine? What would you do to overcome failures and setbacks once in medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you choose between schools if you received multiple acceptances?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Where will you go if you get multiple acceptances?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the definition of doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about fetal stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read?" 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

"If we only have one slot left, why should we give it to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us a little about your time volunteering? What sorts of things did you discover about medicine in 3rd world countries?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did I arrive at my decision to become ar Dr?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What factors would decide on whehter you went to DMU or your state school?" 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

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

"What courses are you taking now and what will you be taking your last semester in college." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we recommend you, if you had to write your own letter to the dean, what would it be? why are you unique?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted everwhere you applied, where would you go? Why? What would it take for you to choose DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were told you will never, ever get into medical school, what would you do. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you decide to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DO, Why here? What would your friends say about you? What do you see as being a difficulty you will face in medical school, and how do you plan to overcome it? If you fail a class in med school, how will you deal with it? What field do you want to go into?" 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

"What impressed you most regarding the interview day? Do you have any questions for us? Very straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What types of qualities do you see in the doctors you come into contact with in clinical settings that you would like to emulate, and which ones do you hope you never see in yourself? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you plan on using OMM in your practice?" 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

What was the most difficult question?

"what would you like to elaborate on in your application (i didn't know if i shouldve made this a why DMU response and im regretting that i didnt)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the team based questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Name a time when you caught a small problem and fixed it before the problem became larger." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Anything else you would like us to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They kept reiterating team questions, over and over." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when you did not get along with a peer or co-worker. How did you overcome this?" 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

"What was a difficult situation you encountered in your clinical experience and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is an ethical decision you've had to face?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would someone who likes you say about you? What would someone who dislikes you say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really. I was expecting some tough or complex ones based on other's reviews, but it was all pretty straightforward. I didn't even have to explain why i'd move from NY to IA" 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

"What kind of research study can you think of that is OMM related?" 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

"Why a physician instead of a nurse, for instance?" 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

"What is the highest stress situation you've ever been in, and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the specific history (dates, names of the founders) of the clubs and volunteer programs i'm involved in" 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

"How do you deal with conflict (for some reason it gets me every time)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you believe is the weakest part of your application and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There really weren't any difficult questions - it felt very informal and they really just wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a problem in the United States not related to medicine that will effect you as a physician? (blanked looking back unemployment would have been a good choice)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe one failure and one success in your life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is something that your future patients might not like about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Should politicians be allowed to determine health care policy or should it be left up to physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about the history of osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You have not traveled much. Are you okay with staying in Iowa? They did not seem to understand my reasoning." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None; nothing tricky or unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to move to Des Moines?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply so late in the year? Was this school at the bottom of your list?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see that you've been in student government. Compare anatomy to the form and function of the way a medical school operates..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why after I tore my ACL twice (during collegiate athletics) did I return to play?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We interviewed a lot of people why/how should we remember you, you have the floor...& tell us two things that make you different from the other applicants that will contribute to the class in a positive way. I see you did research with insulin and caterpillars, do caterpillars get diabetes and how would you know (me--> ?:/" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is something you wanted us to ask you that we didn't" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss a time where you did something bad/wrong? What did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Since you are not a science major, how do you think you will do in medical school compared to the science majors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine and not something like nursing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do if you see a fellow student cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give an example of an ethical dilemma you've experienced and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time you were in a situation where you had to think on your feat to solve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a failure and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an ethical situation and how you delt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is your secret to time management?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"All the questions were very easy if you have thought out reasoning for the way you think." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If Pres. Obama called you and asked about the one thing you would do to change healthcare, what would it be?" 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

"none, it was very conversational, more discussion of specifics to my application, some discussion entirely off topic too!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What would you do if you found out another student was doing better than you in a class?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If God called you on the phone and asked for one piece of advise for improving healthcare in America, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I didn't understand the question, so I asked for a rephase but the rephrase was even less clear. I took a guess at what they were looking for, but they did clarify what they were trying to get at with the original question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If Obama was going to call you and ask your advice about one piece of the healthcare reform bill to absolutely keep and one piece to compromise on, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would a friend say about you if I asked them what your greatest quality is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Something I struggle with... I had a basic answer, but they wanted another one. " 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

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? - Only because this was the first question and I was a little frazzled since my interview began 10 min early. I was planning on mentally preparing myself during that time, but I came back from the tour and they were waiting for me. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will be the hardest part about me being a physician." 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

"I don't remember thinking any one question was too difficult." 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

"Why did you apply to MD programs if you want to go to a DO school? What do you think is a better school Iowa or DMU? Which would you pick? (like 10 questions in a row about this)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you interested in rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In 25 words or less, fix the healthcare crisis." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"my thoughts on obama's health care speech the night before. i was unable to watch since i was traveling" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most frustrating situation you have been in and how did you deal?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your perceived strengths and weaknesses?" 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

"Nothing. It really felt like they were just trying to get a feel for my personality and interaction style." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a decision between Cornell Medical School and a DO school, which one would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult; more just wanted to get to know me better...no tricks." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Current challenges facing medicine question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"explaining grades" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The question about my father not visiting recently" 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

"like all of them" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation that exemplifies your integrity." 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

"Nothing really. The questions I prepared for, I was able to answer. However, they asked about activities I participated in 4 years ago, which I fumbled around with the details. Perhaps a bit more preparation would have fixed this." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What weaknesses do you have that prevent you from reaching your goals? (Couldn't just say that I always reach my goals) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(From the student interviewer) If I were a member of your class, why would I want to be your colleague/what do you have to offer the class? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biggest weakness and how it will affect me as a doctor; also asked about the health care system of Ecuador, which I didn't really know about." 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

"What is an ethical challenge that you have faced and how did you deal with it? What did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"#2 - wasn't sure what they were getting at or what they were looking for. interviewer was kinda rude when asking the question. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe in detail your typical week as a first year student starting at 6 am....I forgot things like "eating breakfast and spending time with my wife"...it wasn't "hard" per say, but it was something that was hard to get all of the tiny details on the spot without forgetting something. He later said he wanted to show how busy and demanding the medical school schedule would be." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a failure you had and what you learned from it. " 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

"What are you doing with your major? (Because the answer is... nothing!)" 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

"What is the mission of this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think DOs are better than MDs (with MD as one of my interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary...no ethical/healthcare type questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"1) To describe rural medicine 2) Explain what I liked about a class the interviewer found interesting, he picked a gen ed government course I had to take. The honest answer would have been nothing, the class was early, boring, and a review of Am. Gov. from high school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are from so and so place, why Des Moines?" 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 would you do if you failed Gross?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interrogation questions about the MCAT and standardized tests." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to use your practice to address today's health care issues?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a mistake you have made and what you learned from it" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If something was to happen to you family member and you're so far away, how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked to explain my poor grades early on in college. For me, it was the most difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were the surgeon general, what issue would you address/tackle about today's healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a social issue our society is facing that is important to you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"if you were accepted to all the schools you applied to, what criteria would you use to select the one you will be going to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a classmate could thank you for something (at your graduation, for example), what would it be? Not horrible, I guess. There weren't any ''difficult'' questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think your PI never tried to convince you to go into research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you suggest to improve health services for rural areas?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where else did I apply and why" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you ensure through your practice that more people had access to medical care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you bring hope and encourage resilience in your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about the time when you display flexibility?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Suppose that there is only 1 seat left in our class, persuade us to give you that seat." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''I'm concerned about your science background and I see you have not had a biochemistry course. This is the toughest course for medical students - how will you remedy this?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we not accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"you seem to have succeeded a lot in life, when have you faced failure? how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you going to feel when you accidentally kill your patient? And yes, it WILL happen. -All I can say is WOW, I had no idea what to say. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you responded to a difficult patient." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing difficult. Be prepared to be asked the standard questions and you'll do fine." 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

"What do you think a vital problem in health care is? How would you solve this problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I could change one thing about the current health care system in the U.S., what would it be." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had the power, what ONE thing would you change in America?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to die tomorrow, for what do you want to be known?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Not real tough but, I guess it was a question asking me to explain a problem health care faces today. I spoke of current medicare legislation and it's disadvantages." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same as above + tell us a time you showed integrity" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions for us (I had just had my questions answered over the last 4 hours of tours/presentations)." 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

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

"What is a time when you made a mistake, and how have you learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What area in the field of science would you like to study further in the future and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why such a high GPA and a lower MCAT? What did you get on your ACTs in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you going to do when you kill your first patient?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing. Very basic and conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are some problems/issues in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same as most interesting" 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

"Hypothetically, we have only one spot left in the class, why should we accept you and what can you bring to the class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your stance on animal testing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell us the biochemistry of the disease porphyria (see below). Other that that all of my questions were very fair and all ones that I have prepared for. They were basic yet important. Definitely know the difference between allopathic and osteopathic medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the specific differences in the way a DO would treat a diabetic patient as opposed to an MD? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why osteopathic medicine instead of allopathic? This was difficult because I gave my answer, then the interviewer repeated the question, as if I hadn't answered it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why do you want to be a physician and how you you come to this decision? (especially why since my undergrad major was non-science)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has been your greatest achievement in life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When asked why I would like to be a doctor, I responded that I enjoy the investigative/research part of it. One interviewer then responded that in primary care (the field I am most interested in)90% of your patients will share the same symptons, so how can it be investigative and involve research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None of the questions were difficult. The interview was very non-stressful." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about A.T. Stills life and theory." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest obstacle to going to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you apply here if you have so much research experience?" 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

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

"Define "global doctor" and apply it in context. How do you plan to get involved in your future community? Give an example of how you define your character? (pertained to my essay)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most difficult thing you may run into becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you think about socialized medicine? (my response: I don't know what that is)" 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

"Tell me about yourself (I hate vague questions)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Why do you want to become a physician?" The question was only difficult because it's the same questions we're all trying to answer...but my interviewer even reffered to the question as "a formality," so it was no problem." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could not be a doctor, what would you likely do instead? (Not really difficult, but not lame either.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why DMU? (Really, not that difficult)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one thing I would change in America ( I answered "the number of people currently without health insurance" they said, "how, you wont raise my taxes will you?")" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What if you were failing a course in medical school, would you consider spending more time studying and less with your family? *not difficult, just stupid*" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you know that you can handle the amount of work in medical school describe a typical day here at the school (I don't know what they wanted, so I just gave them a time schedual of a day)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you have to offer this school that other applicants don't?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How can you relate the teachings of your third semester English requirement (Fiction) with today's social climate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we accept you? (hard question for me, I feel like I either sound arrogant or am selling myself short)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you help a patient who was dealing with a death in their family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, you are the most involved student I have interviewed for a couple of years, although your MCAT and GPA are fairly low... Do you think you were involved and doing to many things, and would you change this if you could go back?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about any issue, whether social or healthcare related, that concerns you." 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

"With all of the pre-vet classes in undergrad, why are you applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"There seems to be a discrepency between your undergrad grades and your MCAT/Grad school grades, what's the deal?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to use your Masters in Public Health degree as a physician... this led into the importance of preventive medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What question were you dreading we'd ask? (I didn't have an answer, I wasn't dreading anything.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. They were all pretty basic, get to know you questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"None. This was my third interview so I have been through all the same questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why am I here? ( I wasn't sure if they wanted info on why med school, why dmu, or why D.O.), but I gave it to them. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It is said that medicine is science and an art. How do you feel that it is an art?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So...tell us about this C- in Organic Chemistry- why did you get it, and did you know that this grade is often used as a predictor for how well you'll do in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing about the entire interview was difficult. Really good questions. The interviewers made me feel right at home and very comfortable. No stress at all during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As you are a very adriot student, how do you think the bridge between academics and osteopathic patient care bridges? Not particularly difficuly, but that was the question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Imagine you're a first year here. Now, describe your day. (I didn't have a clue, as I've never been to medical school. However, I took a stab at it, and the second-year student laughed and said, "that's it!"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All questions were very reasonable, they truly want to get to know you as a person." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you disapointed with the research vigor at this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Osteopathic medicine - how is it different?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"IF YOU ARE TO BE AT A PARTICULAR PLACE NOW WHERE WOULD YOU BE, AND WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE WITH?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is a role model to you? I hadn't thought of this previously, so it took me a minute to formulate my rsponse." 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 is your impression of the first year of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you expect to be your most difficult adjustment to medical school?" 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

"What things would you change about a community or a society? " 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

"Tell us about a social issue that concerns you, what gets you up on a soap box? *Expect this question. They told me they were required to ask it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question regarding whether I told people not to eat Mayonnaise on their food when I worked a deli." 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

"How will you balance your Medical and non-medical life once you are a practicing physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You got a poor grade in chemistry. Medical school is liking drinking from a fire hydrant and a good foundation in the sciences is needed. Do you think you have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With your lack of science background (beyond minimum prereqs), how will you handle med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is an accomplishment of which you are particularily proud?" 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

"The people that wrote letters of reccommendation for you said that you were "outstanding and excellent", why do you think they said that?" 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

"None really. Was somewhat surprised to be asked about the single D on my transcript from like 4 years ago. But I was prepared for this possibility and was actually glad they asked since I was able to point out my success in statistics based classes since then." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What group of individuals would you like to target working with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a current social problem in your community?" 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

"How do you define success? [What they seemed to mean was: "what does it mean to be a successful physician?"]" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""tell me the last joke you heard"... stupid yes, but I was stumped! I couldn't think of an appropriate joke" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked about a community issue. I informed the group that a large company had closed down and a large number of people lost their jobs. In response to this, one of the interviewers asked me what do i think can be done to help these people pay for their prescription drugs since they no longer will have health insurance coverage." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the funniest thing that happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you honestly believe you are prepared for the rigors of medical school? (My answer was "yes, I am" but the question seemed a little abrasive.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you believe is the most pressing issue in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One interviewer asked about a poor grade in my undergraduate record." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had ten thousand dollars worth of medical aid, would you use it to help a little girl who needed heart surgery, or would you spread it ou to help many patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you think of a social problem in the world?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What difference would you like to make in the medical field?" 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

"How do you cope with a bad grade?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we choose you over other similarly qualified applicants? (always disliked that question)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we pick you over other qualified candidates? (yes I know this is a regularly asked question, but I still hate it)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think teenagers today have it tougher than you did? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Given the fact that you were an English major, how do you explain a verbal score of only 10 on the MCAT? I felt this question was very petty, given that more than 90% of those who take the MCAT score less than 10 on the verbal section." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were that difficult. The interview is open file, so know what you have written and be ready to talk about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about yourself. What would your friend say is your weakest quality? What makes you a better candidate compared to all the others who are being interviewed today?" 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 were the richest man in the world, what health care problem/issue would you resolve." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How would you use your international experience to solve a current healthcare problem in the USA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

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

"What is one social issue a community that you hope to change? May not have been worded exactly like that, the interview was mostly a blur!!!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many schools (MD and DO) did I apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. ( I hate that )" 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

"If accepted to both DO and MD programs, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why does an airplane fly? I had mentioned how physics was my hardest class, and talked specifically about how planes fly." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"An 18 year old girl came into your office requesting an abortion. And your beliefs did not permit you to give one. What would you do? Same situation only now you do perform abortions?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you weaknesses? none were too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a patient asked you to pull the plug what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"asked about why I took certain courses" 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

"See above, but also: "How are you on multiple choice tests?" That one was probably getting at my lower MCAT score. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you perceive as being a currnet problem in medicine, or a future problem in medicine, and how do you think you can help to solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything you wish we had asked that we didn't? NOTE: This was the last thing the interviewers had asked me and, at the time, I thought that they had pretty much covered everything. In retrospect, there were questions I did wish that they had asked, but I was super tired by the end of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would being a nurse hurt me going to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethiopia question, but it was really almost given as a joke to lighten up the mood. I knew the answer and we joked about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do I consider myself to be a patient person? unsure of what they meant" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you leave your current career for medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"probably "How have your volunteer experiences led you to want to specialize in pediatrics?" because what led me to that decision was my work experience, so I didn't answer that too well." 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

"Name three things your friends would say they do not like about you. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explaining a low MCAT section" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were to be accepted at some of the other schools you've applied to (DO and MD), what would make you choose this school over them? They really pressed me on this, as if they were trying to see how strongly I felt about their school. I was caught off gaurd by it and had trouble coming up with some good reasons." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you different from all the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to our osteopathic school?" 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

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

"Nothing, I didn't even have an ethical question" 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

"No difficult questions, very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I believed in nepotism when it comes to the medical field" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you handle being married and in school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None of the questions were very difficult. However, the one to look out for is when they ask you why you want to be a doctor of osteopathic medicine. The interviewers payed very close attention to my response." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No really difficult questions were asked. Basically, questions were drawn from my file. Also, general questions such as, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years? List three qualities your friends would use to describe you. How do you study (study habits)?"" 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

"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

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

"There were no difficult questions. The questions are based largely on your file, so they are very personalized. If you know your file and personal statements, and you know the philosophy of osteopathic medicine (it is a VERY pro-OMM school), you will do fine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about recent research in Alzheimer's Disease." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"practice recording yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN prior threads. Choose DO DMU page. DMU website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN + practiced questions that could come up" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback and Dr. Ryan Grays Med School Interview Book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"review questions from princeton review and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview books (Ryan Gray's), Writing answers down" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, 500 question interview doc from the premed subreddit, reviewed my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over questions on sdn. researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, going over questions and responses aloud" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't prepare answers but thought of what may be asked and how I may respond." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, research about the school, and reaching out to current DMU DO students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking up information about DMU and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, discussing questions, researching the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through my application, looked at questions on SDN, reviewed the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview questions, school website, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, talked to friends that interviewed previously" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over questions on here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at programs and curriculum on school website, reviewed common interview questions, reviewed this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Check this website and youtube videos about medical school interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, re-read my application several times" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application, looked at SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Used the school website to understand curriculum and mission before going Prepared common interview questions Payed attention during the tour to use information in the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN and preparing answers to possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews/research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at school website and prepared answers to basic questions. Thought of examples in my life that I could use for particular questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application and practiced with others via skype." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read other feedback and researched the school's website/talked to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, had friends ask me difficult questions and evaluate my answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the website, stayed overnight with a med student" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, going over DMU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my application, and I practiced answering questions posted here as well as other common interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced answers to why medicine, why DO, and why DMU. I made sure I was familiar with my PS and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN interview feedback, wrote out outlines of my answers, mock interviews with family and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application material, used this website to see common questions, had a practice interview at my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; reviewed my app;" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just prepared for the "Why DO?" question and read up on healthcare issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, re-reading personal statement and resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, asking other applicants at previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on this site at as many of the interview questions as I could. Wrote down key words/answers to questions. Studied up about the school and their programs I am interested in (ex. global health)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my app, printed off a millions questions everywhere that I could find of what can be asked at interviews and thought about them for a few minutes so that I at least had seen it once before if they happened to ask me that question. Prepared answers to the typical questions (why DO, DMU, Doctor), strengths/weaknesses) etc.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Going over medical school questions, my personal statement and answers to other schools general secondary questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Schools website, you tube videos, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prep book" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoc.net, pre-med adviser mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums/interview feedback, looked over the schools website, talked to DMU alumni." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, past interviews I have had, SDN threads" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through SDN Interview feedback briefly" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, interview books" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN boards, past interview questions, practicing with friends, rereading application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AACOMAS primary and school materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net and I read a list of common medical school interview questions. I also read a book on the new healthcare bill just incase." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback here, CIB, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN. Yeah Baby!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, read school's website, reviewed application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, reviewed my application, and tried to be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review of school, review of app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, talked to DMU professors I had MPH classes with, practiced with my sister (a DO graduate)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through previous interview questions, school website, Des Moines information, medicare, medicaid and health care reform information, and researched my interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up common interview questions and practiced, SDN, looked over my application, read up on recent health and medicine related current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked my student host questions about the school, then just relaxed and tried to get some rest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed ethical issues, knew what was going on in health care reform, looked up example questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, DMU website, practicing with my fiancé" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over interview feed back on SDN, practiced answering the questions, went over primary, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, visited the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared for the basic questions you should expect - why medicine, what makes you awesome, health care issues etc. I knew my AACOMAS application well." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school web" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of SDN, practice interview, reviewed DMU materials, Explored the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback questions, reread app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current Health Care issues, read over my application, looked over SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, went over primary application, talked to a graduate, went over school website " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, reviewed my application. Was honest and myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of SDN. Girlfriend quizzed me. 1 mock interview at my undergrad school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview with undergrad faculty and feedback from premed adviser, going over the website and my application, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, friends, in front of mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed application materials, read several medical ethics books. I had also interviewed elsewhere earlier in the week so everything was quite fresh." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback; read over my application; mock interviews with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock, read school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, spoke with alumni, spoke with students, the usual " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock Interview, and reviewed my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback - I just used this to form a list of questions, then rehearsed the answers to my reflection in the mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my application, read over my secondary essay questions, and went online to find a list of sample med school interview questions. practiced with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced typical questions, read over personal statement, looked over SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN Feedback, reviewed application, reviewed DMU website, mock interviewed in front of mirror." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school and its history as well as it academic curriculum. Prepared answers for the typical questions. Reviewed my primary application and medical experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, researched the school, looked up frequently asked interview questions on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums and interview feedback, researched health care systems and politics, which i didnt really have any questions about." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school, reviewed my application and essays, thought about generic interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, DMU website, read up on political candidates, current healthcare topics, and ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, practiced answering the "generic" questions, reviewed my primary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interfview feedback, reflection on questions, talking to myself in a mirror etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doc, reread application and personal statement, looked over class notes and refreshed mind on research experience and extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"2 mock interviews, sdn intervew feedback, prepared with others" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and practice interview with admissions consultants." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback and mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview, books, SDN, internet, other students who interviewed, and DMU website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, read over all of my essay question answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, research the schools, wikipedia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Current topics (nytimes and TIME) and ethical issues; my application to the school and student-doctor feedback forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pray, SDN, school's website, application, practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"prev interview experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Info on the school's website, my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing my essay and application, reading health-related news" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my primary and the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, sdn, my application file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, DMU website, reviewed my personal statement and CV." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, review my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, DMU brochure and website, talked to a friend who had recently interviewed there..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked through the SDN comments, my application, and the schools website. I printed out a bunch of the questions and tried answering them (in my head, at least). The interview was very relaxed and conversational. They definitely read through my file and knew a lot about me. Overall, I think I may have ''overprepared,'' if that can be done. There weren't any ethical questions or any polarizing questions. I think the interviewers just really wanted to get to know me and see if I would fit in the environment. Overall I think I did OK, but I left with some mixed feelings, as I was a little nervous and stuttered a few times." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, sample interview questions, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU website, notes, brainstorming" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading SDN feedback, researching the school online and on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interviews, practiced possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, DMU website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"review app" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN feedback, reviewed my PS, reviewed DMU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking at online material pertaining to the school, anticipating questions and my answers, practicing answering questions by talking them out" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, sdn, TRIED to read a quick synopsis on our healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"AACOMAS, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, kaplan, writing out answers to possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, books, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews, SDN, personal file, current news" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go over the primary and secondary applications, do on-line research about the campus, do mock interview with a career counselor and read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, school network, talking with current students, reading on the health care system, reviewing my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN & reviewed essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually didn't really prepare for this interview, having had two (successful) interviews previously" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, studied health care issues online, reviewed my file and essay, prepared all possible answers ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school site, practice over phone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over questions in my mind. Wrote out all questions from SDN and other sources and my specific answers to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AACOMAS application, DMU Website, Current students input" More from this Member | Report Response

"Coming to studentdoctor.net and looking at the feedback. The school website. Pumping myself up. Relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched everything I could about the school and the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and looked at their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, personal statement, DMU website, DMU alumni physicians" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't. Let's be honest, after you've had one interview, you've had them all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, DMU website and catalog, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, College website and D.O. literature." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN Medical School Interview Feedback and spoke with current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback/boards, AACOMAS info, DMU Website, talked to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Interview Feedback, talked with DMU students, DMU website/literature, read "The D.O.'s"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, this site, practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"StudentDoctor.net, DMU website, various websites with sample questions, and I went out the night before with several DO students" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, read up a lot on the school,previous interview experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since it is open file, I reviewed the AACOMAS application, prepared answers to the common questions, and responded honestly to the off the cuff questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to students at the school (ask your student tour guides about your specific interviewers for suggestions), read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-reading application materials, DMU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback on SDN, mock interview, read latest headlines and issues in healthcare, read DMU's school catalog." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and read the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed school website, osteopathic websites, re-read science journal articles of interest." More from this Member | Report Response

"skimmed application, research " More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interview and I read info. on the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading the school's website, talking to students beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU website, read over my application, practice questions, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, DMU website, mock interivews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my application, practiced interviewing with friends " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over my file, DMU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, looked over the dmu website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read my personal statement, read tons of health-related articles from newspapers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read personal statement, talked to current 2nd year DMU students, campus visit this summer." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Interview Feedback, stayed with student host" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, their website, people who had prior interviews, students at the school and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"My previous 7 interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, mock interview, read news, medical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, school website is very helpful, stayed with a student and spoke with him. I would recommend staying with a student at any interview if it is offered to you. You will be able to get insight on the school and will have more to talk about on your interview, plus the price is right." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read all the materials the school sent me. Visited and studied DMU-COM's website. Read discussions at SDN. Emailed students at SDN. Visited the school and met with students. Studied my application and other materials I sent to the school. Went through some basic interview questions. Prepared questions to ask to the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, application, DMU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interview, talked with health professionals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied my answers and app and sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about Des Moines, read my file, RELAXED" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my applications, read about DMU on website, talked to current DMU students and DO alumni physicians" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, research about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU students, interview guide, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over application, DMU website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read DMU website, SDN, read over my aplication" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read DMU's website, talked to a couple students while at DMU, looked up and mentally prepared myself for some popular questions, studied my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my app. SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reread my application, SDN interview feedback, read forum threads about DMU, and talked to someone who had interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Know your file. Read SDN. RELAX!!"