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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"So, why medicine, why osteopathic medicine and finally, why DMU? (this was all one question)" Report Response

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

"What would you say your best quality is? Your worst? " Report Response

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

"Do you have a hobby? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I am interested in Geneaology. Can you tell me anything about your last name? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Hypothetically, we have only one spot left in the class, why should we accept you and what can you bring to the class?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback/boards, AACOMAS info, DMU Website, talked to students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were absolutely amazing, everybody was so nice, all the students seem really happy to be there. They have amazing technology (all students get tablet laptops and pda's loaded with the course schedules). My student host was awesome too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the lectures are very big (mixed classes with Podiatry students so ~315), No affiliated hospitals so a lot of the Year 3-4 rotations are away (~500 miles)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Some of the things mentioned in the " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience was great. First point of advice: Stay with a student host if you can, this really helped me get a feel for the school. Otherwise, the whole day will be very laid-back, you'll start out with individual and group photos, then there will be presentations on everything. You'll have an ice-breaker with Dr. Mueller (he's a character, you will know him when you see him). Afterwards, you'll get a financial aid presentattion, you'll go down and have more info sessions on the school, you'll get the surgery lab (new and amazing!), the dean will make a presentation, you'll get to see Harvey (a cardiac simulator), and you'll have an OMM demo. There will be lunch with the studnets and you'll get to ask all the questions you could possibly have. Finally, you'll have your interview. The interview is usually a faculty member, a clinician and a student. This is very, very low stress. No politics, no ethics, they just want to get a feel for you as a person. Depending on your interview time, you'll get a tour before or after the interview. The facilities are new and very nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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