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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?

4 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)?

"What was the last book you read? Why do you want to come here in Iowa?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax? Who is your role model? Do you prefer to work in groups or alone?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you change in healthcare today? Tell me something in medicine that you would like to know more about." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over application and personal statement, practice answering possible interview questions, read about school online" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendly atmosphere, will have a new fitness facility in a year, demonstration of OMM" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Met with a dozen other interview candidates at 8 am. We had different speakers come to talk about different aspects of the school. I learned that in the 3rd and 4th year, you can go to different parts of the country to do some of your rotations, which is cool. Also, they did a demonstration of OMM which I never saw before. They provided lunch where students would join us and talk about their experience at the school. My interview was in the afternoon. During the entire day, everyone tells you not to be nervous for the interview. Since this was my first interview, I did get nervous. I would totally recommend staying with a student. They are really helpful. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience. " Report Response

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