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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?

50 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 DO, and why DMU?" Report Response

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

"experiences of failure/being humbled" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us something about you that isn't in your file." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, SDN, DMU website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Dean himself came and talked to us and answered questions for nearly an hour. The facilities are excellent. The school seems to provide truly excellent support/advising for its students. The admissions staff were thoughtful, knew who we were, and were very helpful. Housing is very cheap. Faculty are truly interested in teaching and helping students succeed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Morning presentations went way over time and people repeated what others had said; they ended up cancelling a couple of presentations that would have been more useful. Would have been good to have more time with students without staff/faculty present. Class is very large. 3rd-year rotations are all over the place." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How good the school is; knew that their OMM program had a good reputation, but it seems that they are working hard to make the whole school that good. They have a lot of financial aid available." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Generally excellent. The group was only about 12 applicants; nice personal atmosphere, relaxed, pleasant. The only place I've interviewed where I felt they had really read my file, knew who I was, and wanted me to go to their school (instead of making me feel lucky to even get an interview). If I get in, DMU will probably be my first choice (over MD schools)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

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