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What to expect during the interview process

At Des Moines University, we offer a candidate experience that will let you be confident in your decision to pursue your goals here.

Please use this page to familiarize yourself with DMU and our interview process:

We have developed the experience with you in mind

Our goal is to enable you to share your authentic self, perspectives and plans with us. Our interview approach is twofold: an online platform (Kira Talent) that gives you simple access to share your experiences and virtual events for you to meet members of the DMU community. Here are some additional details:

  • Kira Talent assessment

    This simple process should take 20-30 minutes to complete on your own time. You will be asked a question and given prep time and a set amount of time to respond. Refer to your candidate experience invitation email for more information and your personalized log-in link.

    We encourage you to learn more about our program by reviewing the PowerPoint available here. Each slide contains a recording from the program’s Assistant Director and should give you good information about the philosophy of the program, curriculum, and clinical experiences.

     

  • Small Group Experience

    After completing your Kira Talent assessment, you will receive additional information on how to participate in a small group experience with PA faculty and students. Conducted via Zoom, the event will include a case study discussion and Q&A with one of the PA faculty members, followed by a panel discussion with current PA students. This experience will give you the opportunity to share your perspectives and talk with members of the DMU PA family.


After you have completed both the Kira Talent assessment and Zoom small group experience, your application file will be forwarded along to the admissions committee for review. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a final decision, which will be either acceptance, alternate or release from consideration.

Much more information regarding these statuses will be provided in your decision letter.

If you have questions, please reach out to the Admissions team at DMUAdmit@dmu.edu.

Diversity at DMU: Your culture creates ours

Cultural competency is part of the personal and professional development that happens at DMU. Our campus environment is shaped by individuals who bring cultural differences, life experiences and distinct characteristics.

We've got you covered: Support services for students

DMU helps students succeed by offering resources like the Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE), on-campus student health services, health insurance, financial aid and a counseling center. Resources for veterans and military students can be accessed here

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