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.

Get moving with Walk With Ease at DMU

The DMU Physical Therapy Clinic and Community Health Partners have teamed up to offer a marvelously moving experience – the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease Program, which is designed to help people who have arthritis as well as individuals without …

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Kudos for DMU Day at the Iowa State Fair

Rain fell on the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 11, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of fair-goers for DMU Day at the event. They enjoyed the 94 osteopathic manual medicine and physical therapy demonstrations performed by 49 student …

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DMU Physician Assistant Program graduates ace certification exam

Students in Des Moines University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program complete an academically rigorous 25-month curriculum. After graduation from the program, they must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) to become a certified physician assistant (PA-C). The PA Class …

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Is a vestibular disorder making your head spin? DMU Physical Therapy Clinic can help

Do you suffer from dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness or imbalance? Is it affecting your quality of life? You may be among the estimated 69 million Americans ages 40 and older who have vestibular disorders, which also can affect people of any …

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Everything you need to know about poison ivy

Don’t let poison ivy ruin your summer—learn how to identify, treat and avoid it all year round. I don’t want to overstate this, but poison ivy is the worst thing growing on Planet Earth. Too harsh an assessment? Maybe. But …

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Research project launches to analyze app use and birth outcomes

Researchers at Des Moines University (DMU) and The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement announced today the beginning of a scientific research project that will analyze if and how the Count the Kicks® mobile app impacts birth outcomes …

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DMU students, faculty provide free back-to-school physicals

Getting annual physicals is an important way to protect one’s health and detect any health problems early. On July 25 and 26, DMU students, clinicians and other volunteers made that task a lot more accessible for central Iowa school kids. …

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Mentored Student Research Program fuels discovery, collaboration

From disparities in cancer screenings to the complication dynamics of type 2 diabetes, from genetic factors involved in adult obesity to the effect of an app that allows pregnant mothers to track their babies’ kicks, the finale of the DMU …

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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