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 students can hone skills in mock interviews, Nov. 8

The DMU Health Leaders Club are all about networking and professional development, and an event the club is hosting on Nov. 8 is an example of that: From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. that day, Rachel Gustafson, M.H.A.’11, the physician/provider recruitment …

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DMU, community celebrate Glanton Fund’s 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, a small group of community members met to discuss how they could open opportunities and foster diversity at Des Moines University. They established a fund at DMU that would generate scholarships for minority students under-represented in health …

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DMU student digs into climate change at the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Sasirekha “Sasi” Pandravada, D.O.’20, completed a seven-week internship at the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) in Washington, DC, during July and August 2018. She was selected to participate in this internship as part of the Department of Global …

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Finding “joy in our work”: meet interim COM Dean Kenneth Anderson

As a high school foreign exchange student to Costa Rica, Kenneth Anderson Jr., D.O.’78, M.S., CPE, grew close to his host family, enjoying Saturday night fiestas and Sunday soccer games after Catholic mass. He was mystified when his “adoptive uncle” …

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Check out TLA Scholars Program proposals Oct. 29

You may have recently heard some buzz about the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) Scholars Program. Faculty and staff who submitted proposals to the TLA Scholars Program have the opportunity to receive up to $2,000 for their educational project. Monies …

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DMU student explores geriatrics at the Pan American Health Organization

Joshua “Josh” Tomashek, D.O.’20, completed an eight-week internship at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC, during July and August 2018. He was selected to participate in this internship as part of the Department of Global Health’s Distinguished …

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DMU student researches West Nile virus at the CDC

Christine Jackson, D.O.’20, M.P.H.’20, completed an eight-week internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, during July and August 2018. Christine was selected to participate in this internship as part of the DMU Department of …

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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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“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