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Of coronets and clown suits

Even though its name and location have changed since it was founded in 1898, Des Moines University has a long and distinguished history of preparing future health care providers and leaders with a focus on patient-focused care and whole-body wellness. But did you know that the University once sported men’s and women’s basketball teams, a […]

— Barb Boose

Welcome to Des Moines University!

This is a special greeting to the new and returning students arriving at Des Moines University this week. Welcome to a new academic year, a year full of opportunities to strive for excellence in all that we do! This is an exciting time at Des Moines University as we continue to focus on the future. […]

— Angela Franklin

Labor and delivery operating theater

Beth Runcie is one of four DMU osteopathic medical students who in May and June are on a four-week rotation at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. The rotation is part of DMU’s partnership with Uganda’s Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Today is day four of working in the operating theater for labor and delivery. […]

— Beth Runcie

New and Old Mulago

Tomorrow is my first day at the hospital – we went for a tour today and it is completely indescribable as almost everything here is. It is divided into Old Mulago and New Mulago. Old is a web of dozens of smaller buildings housing wards including TB care, pediatric oncology, labor and delivery (just to […]

— Beth Runcie