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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about a major issue facing healthcare today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think spirituality fits into the practice of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why does an airplane fly? I had mentioned how physics was my hardest class, and talked specifically about how planes fly." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the material they sent me, and reviewed my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students form a very close-knit, cohesive group. I think they really go out of their way to help one another. Also, the OMM teaching is really top-notch. If that is the main reason you want to become an Osteopath, this school is your school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Des Moines, but also the fact that most students have to leave Iowa and go all over the country for 3rd and 4th year training. There are also virtually no clinical facilities that students can go through in their first two years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That most students leave during their third and fourth years. Also, the very cool fellowship they have in OMM." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Des Moines University is very small school overall. You interview w/about 10 other people, and start out the day by talking with an admissions officer and Dr. Mueller(a really nice guy!). Your interview is w/ a student and one-two faculty members. The interview is pretty straight foward. The students are very friendly, and will come up and talk to you during your breaks. The school is also building a new student center, which shows they are committed to the students. The school is lacking in clinical facilities and sites, which is why I ultimately turned down my acceptance." Report Response

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