Preparing tomorrow's health care leaders

At DMU, we enable our students to make a tangible difference in the world. Our three health sciences colleges house eight different programs, all widely respected and highly competitive. We provide a hands-on learning environment that emphasizes competence, compassion, and community.

Check out DMU Foot and Ankle’s new space

Sunshine poured in through floor-to-ceiling windows, gray and purple tones added elegance and visitors expressed delight when Des Moines University leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the DMU Foot and Ankle’s new space on the sixth floor …

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Reflections on a decade of discovery

Back in December 2010, nearly 170 students, faculty and other scientists gathered on the DMU campus for an afternoon of plenary sessions and poster presentations on topics in basic research, public health, therapeutics and science education. That was the University’s …

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M.H.A. students motivated to serve as well as succeed

Adela Bajric and Ashley Vanorny each have specific career goals that motivated them to pursue a master of health care administration (M.H.A.) degree at DMU. Adela, an MRI assistant at Des Moines Orthopedic Center in West Des Moines, IA, wants …

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DMU faculty, students use tools to track learning in real time

The concept and use of learning analytics have been around, in evolving forms, for decades. Three DMU scholars, however, have applied learning analytics in a way that has a real impact, in real time, on both students and faculty. In …

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DMU students, staff and community members get “a taste of language” at Global Health cultural event

Knowing a few words in a language and learning about someone’s culture can go a long way toward connecting with people. The Department of Global Health collaborated with the Global Health Student Club and CultureALL, a non-profit organization that provides …

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How does the flu vaccine actually work?

To understand how the flu vaccine works, you need to understand how your immune system works. I feel compelled by duty to my profession to type this out. Please, share the heck out of this, because people need to know this …

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DMU selected physical therapy and sports performance partner for MidAmerican Energy RecPlex

The City of West Des Moines and Des Moines University (DMU) announced a partnership today that makes DMU Clinic Physical Therapy the exclusive provider of physical therapy and athletic training services for the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex currently under construction …

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Research Symposium “valuable building block opportunity” for students

As a dual-degree student in DMU’s doctor of podiatric medicine and surgery (D.P.M.) and master of public health (M.P.H.) programs, Kelsey Millonig seized a great number of opportunities. The 2017 DMU graduate was a peer tutor and teaching assistant, gave …

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We are #DMUProud

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1898

year DMU was founded, making us the second oldest osteopathic university

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$7 million

received by students in scholarships each year

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Improving Lives

in our global community is part of our core mission

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#1 City

Des Moines is the most affordable place to live in the U.S.

The DMU Clinic

Our multi-specialty clinic is conveniently located on the DMU campus. Our clinicians are more than providers; they’re researchers, mentors, and faculty dedicated to bringing expert, specialty health care to you and your family. Students attending DMU train alongside these leading physicians throughout their programs, gaining valuable, first-hand experience.

Neel Patel

“During our pre-clinical years, we are immersed in a curriculum that balances innovation and technology with lectures from renowned professors. We are given the tools, resources and opportunities to become compassionate, empathetic and competent clinicians to serve on local, national and even global levels.”

Neel Patel, D.O.'20

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