Educating primary care physicians

June 28, 2010 —

Health care reform continues to be a hot topic and a recent article in the Business Record addresses the shortages of primary care physicians and how federal investments are aimed to help this.

DMU is doing its part by educating doctors and physician assistants to meet the growing needs of Iowans and Americans. As the largest medical school in Iowa, Des Moines University has more than 800 students in its doctor of osteopathic medicine program and 100 students in its physician assistants program.

Another interesting fact is that more doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.s) are primary care physicians than M.D.s. Did you know that?

Find out what some of our faculty and alums think about health care reform in a recent issue of DMU Magazine.


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