Secondary Database

Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine

Here are Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine ‘s secondary questions.

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There were no essay prompts in the secondary application for the 2021-2022 cycle.


In previous years, have you ever applied to medical school?
If you answered yes to the above question, did you apply to DMU?
If you have previously applied to medical school, how has your application improved? (250 characters)

If you have relatives that are Des Moines alumni, please indicate the individual’s name(s) and degree(s) earned. If no, enter n/a. (optional, 100)

Have you spent time shadowing an alumnus of the Des Moines University DO program? If yes, please include the individual’s name. If no, enter n/a. (optional, 75)

Have you ever been charged, convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to any infractions, misdemeanors or felonies, or do you currently have any pending legal actions related to such violations? If yes, please provide detailed information. If no, please enter n/a. (optional, 3000)

Do you currently hold or have you previously held a professional license in any field of practice in any state or the District of Columbia (e.g., pharmacy license, chiropractic license, license to practice law, etc.)? If yes, is there currently or has there been any disciplinary actions or investigations against you by any state licensing board? Please describe. If no, enter n/a. (optional, 3000)

Please describe your exposure to osteopathic medicine, including (but not limited to) experiences with physicians in primary care or rural practice within the U.S. How have these experiences impacted you and your pursuit of osteopathic medical education as it relates to the mission of Des Moines University? (3000)

What activities are you currently or planning to pursue leading up to potential matriculation? (500)

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