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Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic MedicineAddress: 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone Number: (515) 271-1450
Email: [email protected]

Admissions: Des Moines University

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of Admissions Jamie Rehmann
Application fee $50
AMCAS application accepted No
Early application deadline 05/01
Application deadline 02/01
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification begins 09/18
Regular application acceptance notification ends 04/30
Number of weeks within which students must respond to offers of admission 12
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class is due by 12/15
Early decision plan for admission offered No
Early decision plan application period begins N/A
Early decision plan application period ends N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month for the class of 2010-2011 August
Fall 2008 Admissions Statistics
Total admissions data 3273 applied, 685 interviewed, 469 were accepted, 221 enrolled
In-state admissions data 203 applied, 116 interviewed, 84 were accepted, 65 enrolled
Out-of-state admissions data 3070 applied, 569 interviewed, 385 were accepted, 156 enrolled
Women's admissions data 1500 applied, 309 interviewed, 227 were accepted, 115 enrolled
Minority admissions data 772 applied, 117 interviewed, 83 were accepted, 35 enrolled
International admissions data 79 applied, 19 interviewed, 14 were accepted, 4 enrolled
Fall 2008 GPA and MCAT Scores
Average undergraduate GPA 3.69
Oldest MCAT considered 2007
Average MCAT score 9.0
Average biological MCAT score 9.7
Average physical sciences MCAT score 8.7
Average verbal reasoning MCAT score 8.8
Average writing MCAT score O
Undergraduate Majors
Required undergraduate coursework biology/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, biochemistry
Percent of entering class with undergraduate major in biological science 64.0%
Percent of entering class with undergraduate major in physical science 15.0%
Percent of entering class with undergraduate major in social sciences/humanities 12.0%
Percent of entering class with undergraduate major in other health professions 3.0%
Percent of entering class with undergraduate major in mixed disciplines, double majors, and other areas of study 6.0%
Combined Degree Programs
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Combined degree programs offered D.O./M.P.H., D.O./M.S., D.O./M.H.A.
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Tuition & Financial Aid: Des Moines University

Financial Aid Contact Information
Financial aid director Mary Payne
Financial aid phone (515) 271-1470
2008-2009 Tuition and Fees
2008-2009 Tuition Private: $34,140
Required fees $0
Room and board $13,730
2008-2009 Financial Aid
Percent of students receiving any financial aid 95%
Percent of students receiving loans 88%
Percent of students receiving grants/scholarships 36%
Percent of students receiving work study N/A
Average indebtedness for 2007 graduates who incurred medical school debt $160,430

Ranking: Des Moines University

Research Ranking  
Research score N/A
Research peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 1.8
Research assessment score by residency directors (5.0 highest) 1.8
Total amount of NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions of dollars) $0.2
2008 NIH research grants per faculty member (in thousands) $3.9
Primary Care Rankings  
Primary care score N/A
Primary-care peer assessment score 2.3
Primary-care assessment score by residency directors 2.9
Average 2006, 2007, and 2008 graduates entering primary-care specialties 46.0%
Ranking Admission Statistics  
Average undergraduate GPA 3.69
Average MCAT score 9.0
Acceptance rate 14.3%
Full-time faculty / student ratio 0.1
Total medical school enrollment 850
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