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.

Newly discovered cell may unlock secrets of type 1 diabetes

A recent scientific discovery was so remarkable, the online science news service EurekAlert! compared it to “finding medicine’s version of the Loch Ness monster”: a new type of immune cell that may play a key role in the development of …

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DMU President Franklin among leaders featured in new book

Early in her 20-plus-year career in higher education, Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., developed a reputation as “the VOR – the voice of reason” – who was the go-to person for getting things done. The more her career evolved, though, …

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Numbers double for DMU Service Award

On May 17, DMU recognized 111 students with this year’s Service Awards, compared to 58 recipients last year. The Des Moines University Student Service Award recognizes students from all programs who demonstrate efforts to improve lives in our global community …

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Alumni: get a DMU master’s degree online and at a discount

DMU’s master of health care administration (M.H.A.) and master of public health (M.P.H.) degree programs will become more affordable for some individuals beginning this fall: DMU alumni, members of the American Osteopathic Association, active members of the military and veterans …

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DMU completes purchase of West Des Moines property for new campus

Des Moines University (DMU) announced today that it has closed its transaction to purchase the 88.28 acre parcel in West Des Moines as part of its effort to move the campus and accommodate necessary growth and innovation. The transaction is …

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Epigenetics: taking greater control of your health and wellness

Can we change our genes – or at least how they’re utilized in the body – through diet and exercise? When illness or disease strikes or we become unhappy with our appearance, we tend to sigh and say things like: …

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Alumni came back for a memory-fueled Reunion

We were honored this past week to have the members of Class of 1969, 1979 and 1994 on campus to celebrate and participate in Alumni Reunion 2019! And from what they said, reunion participants were thrilled about the experience. “From …

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DMU celebrates the class of 2019

It was another celebratory year as Des Moines University awarded 458 degrees in eight programs at the 119th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 24. Family, friends, faculty and staff celebrated the graduates throughout the week with programs, awards and a …

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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