2023 White Coat Ceremony

Watch highlights of the 2023 White Coat Ceremony, where we celebrated the newest students in Des Moines University’s PA, O.T.D., D.P.T., D.P.M. and D.O. programs.

See photos from the event or watch the full ceremony now.  

One of the Best Medical Schools in the Nation

Gain Expertise at a Top Medical University and Start a Rewarding and Impactful Career in Medicine

Des Moines University is among the nation’s best medical schools and health science universities. We’re committed to helping aspiring medical and health care professionals make a difference in our world. Our three health science colleges offer 10 health science graduate programs — all of which feature well-respected faculty, small class sizes and hands-on clinical or research opportunities. No matter which health science college or degree you choose, you will gain the skills to lead in a rewarding health care or medical career.

Learn more and discover why Des Moines University is the best medical school for you.

Des Moines University’s Health Sciences Graduate Programs

DMU is a top medical university, and educating the next generation of health science and medical professionals is what we do. That’s why you can expect to gain the knowledge and skills you need to pursue and succeed in a future career in health care or medicine. We are proud to produce leaders in medicine and health care through our 10 health sciences graduate programs, dual degree options, graduate certificates, continuing medical education courses and more.

Creating Opportunities for Iowa and Beyond Des Moines University enhances our quality of life by educating outstanding health providers and leaders; providing expert, compassionate patient care; serving the community in diverse ways; and stimulating the central Iowa community.

More Than Just a Top Medical University

The Des Moines University Clinic serves thousands of patients each year. Our clinicians are more than just health care and medical providers — they’re researchers, mentors and thought leaders who are dedicated to bringing expert care to patients and their families.

Students studying in our health science college, osteopathic school of medicine and podiatric medicine program train alongside health care leaders in the DMU Clinic. Students also gain valuable, hands-on experiences in family medicine, pediatrics, physical therapy, radiology and much more to prepare for a variety of careers.


“I chose DMU because of the welcoming environment on campus. I felt that as a student here, I wasn’t compared to my peers sitting next to me, but rather compared to my previous self, allowing for more personal growth instead of competition amongst students. I was looking for a collaborative environment that mirrors the future of medicine, favoring interpersonal medical teams working together to improve patient outcomes.”

Lauren Hartwell, D.O.'24, OMM Fellow

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