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Des Moines University is comprised of three colleges that encompass nine post-graduate programs. The educational programs and the daily operations of each college are supported by its own annual fund. These annual funds provide critically needed scholarships, bring distinguished experts to campus, support provocative conferences and more per discretion of the deans.

College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Annual Fund

96%

DMU D.O.’s first-time pass rate
on the COMLEX Level 1 exam, compared
with the national pass rate of 92%.

Founded in 1898, Des Moines University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine is the second-oldest osteopathic medical school in the United States. Students experience a rich curriculum, innovative courses and electives, accessible faculty and exceptional facilities. While gaining strength from the past, the college’s future is increasing the opportunity to develop outstanding osteopathic physicians to provide health care to the people of Iowa and the nation.

Providing a charitable contribution to the COM Annual Fund, will help lower tuition rates and provide accessible education to top quality students. Gifts of $1,000 or more given annually to the college induct donors into the COM Leadership Society.

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College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) Annual Fund

92%

DMU D.P.M.’s APMLE part I first time pass rate,
compared to the national average of 83%.
In part II DMU students averaged 93%
compared to the national average of 84%

Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is one of eight accredited podiatric medical schools in the nation and the first to be affiliated with an academic health science center. Students take the same courses as DMU’s osteopathic medicine students their first year and part of year two. Students benefit from a breadth of teaching methods and learning opportunities including online applications, computer animation, motion analysis and lifelike models in state-of-the-art facilities.

Providing a charitable contribution to the CPMS Annual Fund, will help lower tuition rates and provide accessible education to top quality students. . Gifts of $500 or more given annually to the college induct donors into the CPMS Leadership Society.

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College of Health Sciences (CHS) Annual Fund

97%

DMU D.P.T.’s pass rate on the
National Physical Therapy Exam, compared
with the national pass rate of 89%.

Des Moines University’s College of Health Sciences offers distinctive curricula focused on patient-centered care in its programs of health care administration, health care leadership, physical therapy, Post-Professional physical therapy, physician assistant and public health. 2013 graduates of DMU’s physician assistant program had a first-time pass rate of 96 percent on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), compared to a 95% national pass rate. 2013 graduates of DMU’s doctor of physical therapy program had a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), compared to an 89% national pass rate.

Providing a charitable contribution to the CHS Annual Fund, will help lower tuition rates and provide accessible education to top quality students. Gifts of $500 or more given annually to the college induct donors into the CHS Leadership Society.

Give to the CHS Annual Fund