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.

DMU faculty member named IAFP Educator of the Year

When you ask Paul Volker, M.D., FAAFP, assistant professor of family and internal medicine at DMU, about being named the 2019 Medical Educator of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP), he emphasizes two points: that there …

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Students meet state legislators to advocate for health care

On a recent wintry Wednesday, 10 DMU students rose early not to study, work out or head to class, but instead to advocate for health care, share their stories and answer questions from Iowa state legislators at the University’s annual …

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Soup’s on – and making it is a snap

On a recent freezing day in Des Moines, the DMU wellness teaching kitchen was the right place to be: Four kettles of soup, homemade bread and a green salad awaited a noon-hour group who were there for a lunch-and-learn on …

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DMU SNMA members mentor youth to change health care for the better

Members of Des Moines University’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) are working to change the world of health care, one interaction at a time: In addition to their on-campus activities, they are engaging with minority grade school, middle school and …

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Travel tips: Staying healthy on the go

Vacations are meant to be relaxing and restorative—not spent worrying about how to prepare for and stay healthy during your travels. Read through a few of our healthy travel tips to help make your next trip a breeze. Staying healthy …

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DMU is nation’s first medical school to require mental health course

In 2018, Des Moines University became the nation’s first medical school to partner with the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), the nation’s leading advocacy group for mental illness, to offer its provider education program to third-year osteopathic medical students. All medical schools train …

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Prevent falls on snow and ice: Walk like a penguin

The winter weather forecast for Iowa is here, and along with it snow and ice. Parking lots, sidewalks and driveways can be slippery no matter how well snow and ice are removed, so make sure you “walk like a penguin” …

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Safe Shoveling: Ergonomics to help prevent snow shoveling injuries

Winter weather is here, and it’s never too early to prepare for the freezing temperatures, ice and snow. Take the time to make sure you’re safe on slick, icy surfaces to make the most of the wintery months ahead. The …

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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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