Geraldine Delos Santos, D.O.'15

StudentDoctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

Hometown: Carol Stream, IL
Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Major: Biology
Age: 25

Any advice for prospective students?

Balance. Find it and cherish it. You will be happier and more successful in your studies amongst this whirlwind we call medical school.

Extracurricular activities?

I’m co-president for Geriatrics Club and president of LMSA. I also love volunteering at Hawthorne Hill and enjoy various other volunteer opportunities here at DMU- there’s always something to do.

Why DMU?

DMU fit. After my interview, I already knew that if I was accepted here I would definitely attend. The atmosphere was very relaxed,  the camaraderie between classmates was obvious, and the faculty was superb. Also, it was one of the very few school that had a Geriatrics course and that really impressed me. 


I’m very interested in primary care, as to what area of it, that is still up in the air.

Favorite thing about Des Moines?

The friends I’ve made here- they help me keep my sanity.