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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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.

Students can hone networking skills Oct. 24

Does the thought of conversing with people you don’t know cause you to cringe? Would you rather scrub the kitchen floor than participate in networking? If so, you might have the wrong idea about networking. “The biggest thing with networking …

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Focus groups sought for research on web-based nursing home information

If you’re looking for a good restaurant or hotel, you might check out its website or consult review sites for customer reviews and recommendations. But if you were searching for a high-quality nursing home, would you be able to do …

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Oct. 14 event to continue the discussion on mental health

When the Des Moines Register announced it would present, on the DMU campus, a discussion with Iowa’s candidates for governor on gaps in Iowa’s mental health system, it didn’t take long for all the tickets to be claimed. That’s a …

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Iowan LGBTQ Health Assessment Results Released on National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11

Having sound data is key to making wise, informed decisions. That’s especially true when decisions are being made that affect large groups of people and policies. And that’s especially why the nation’s dearth of information on disparities among sexual and …

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Gain insights, advice at Oct. 12 residency forum

Want to know what medical residency is really like? DMU students will gain insights and advice from University graduates in family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, otolaryngology and podiatric medicine at a residency forum this Friday, Oct. 12. The …

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Applauding our physician assistants: National PA Week

A big round of applause to all DMU physician assistant students, alumni, faculty and staff during National PA Week, Oct. 6-12. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds acknowledged these health care providers on Oct. 4 by signing a proclamation praising their “quality, …

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DMU physical therapy students walk, dance to help Parkinson’s patients

Every nine minutes, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This chronic, progressive type of movement disorder affects an estimated one million Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide. It can affect a person’s ability to perform common, daily activities. There …

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Mark your calendar for the DMU Research Symposium, Dec. 6

New knowledge, stimulating conversations, enlightening oral and poster presentations, and an extraordinary keynote speaker will come together for the ninth annual DMU Research Symposium on Dec. 6 on campus. DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, alumni, external researchers and health professionals …

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Meet the DMU Health Leaders

Among Des Moines University’s 40-plus student clubs and organizations, there’s one that offers something for everyone: the DMU Health Leaders. Open to students in all eight DMU degree programs, the Health Leaders Club offers opportunities to network with and learn …

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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