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.

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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.

DMU earns 2019 Healthiest State award

As a medical and health sciences institution, Des Moines University emphasizes holistic health and wellness in its eight graduate degree programs and in its on-campus clinic. The comprehensiveness of its wellness program landed the University the 2019 Healthiest State Large …

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Want a great career? Consider physician assistant

The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) has launched a campaign affirming what DMU already knows: Physician assistants are important health care professionals who apply thousands of hours of medical training and versatile skills to providing patient-focused care. Called “Your PA …

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DMU’s wellness program vies for Healthiest State prize

Back in 1989, all phones were landlines, a U.S. postage stamp cost 25 cents, the Berlin Wall finally fell and Nintendo released its Game Boy handheld gaming system. That also was the year that Des Moines University, then the University …

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Want to reduce your tuition debt by up to $100,000?

After John Schantzen, D.O.’14, and his wife, Amy Schantzen, D.O.’14, completed the Via Christi family medicine residency in Wichita, KS, they joined the medical staff of Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, IA, a rural part of the state. There, …

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REUNION REFLECTIONS: Nirmalendu “Niru” Pandeya “Driven to become a doctor”

Nirmalendu “Niru” Pandeya, D.O.’69, FAAOS, FAACS, FAAPRS, FAIS, FICS, overcame more barriers than most to achieve his goal of becoming a doctor. A native of India, he was denied admission to medical school for years because he was “not a …

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DMU Alumni Board welcomes two new members

Two distinguished members of the Class of 2011, both graduates of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, will join the DMU Alumni Board of Directors this spring. Marc D. Jones, D.P.M.’11, FACFAOM, and Brian T. Dix, D.P.M.’11, FACFAS, will …

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The DMU Physical Therapy Clinic: ama-a-a-azing space

When it comes to describing DMU’s renovated and sun-filled Physical Therapy Clinic on eighth floor of the DMU Clinic, patients say it best. “We have received great comments from patients regarding the state-of-the-art facility and the healing environment that it …

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DMU CPMS students are also active researchers

Robert Clements tested whether using plastinated specimens helps students identify anatomical structures on MRI scans. Kiera Benge-Shea investigated the surgical management of a rare congenital lower limb deformity. Donald McDonald examined methods to determine the cost-effectiveness of treatment options for …

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USDE appoints DMU’s Sue Huppert to Distance Learning and Educational Innovation Subcommittee

The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) appointed Sue Huppert, chief of external and government affairs for Des Moines University, to serve as a negotiator on the department’s newly established negotiated rulemaking subcommittee on distance learning and educational innovation. The Distance …

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“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