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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why DMU, Why DO not MD? " Report Response

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

"If you got into >1 school how would you decide?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you're offered >1 spot, how will you decide?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The usual, SDN, read over app. again, bioethics sites" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"This school has an excellent OMM program, facility, and faculty. Overall, they seem to care about the students. Very informative and answered all questions. **Stay with a student if you can. Aside from saving $ on a hotel room, I could ask any and all questions without any b.s. Oh, and ask your "important questions" to more than one person to get different opinions. Also, the students get a laptop & pda (however, the technology fee of $1,050 is charged for all 4 years). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The construction (but it is for the greater good of the campus). The 1st year class is a big multi-purpose room. As for 3rd and 4th years, it seems a bit disorganized. But, I hear it's loads better than what it was a few years back. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The vagueness of 3rd and 4th yr." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very good school with things to improve on. Know why you want to go to an osteopathic school (and you should want to). Although I was accepted, I didn't feel this was where I should go. I chose another DO school because I felt the "click" there. Comparing Osteopathic schools with the allopathic, the Osteopathic schools want to know about you and your motivations for going into medicine. The interview is open file, so they know your stats and know you can DO the work. It seemed sincere, not like they were trying to stump you with some b.s. ethics questions. That is not relevant now, we'll get all that stuff in school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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