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.

Nominate DMU Alumni of the Year

Take a moment to think about DMU alumni you know (including yourself, if you’re a graduate). Consider the work they do, the positive impact they have, and the leadership and service they provide in their communities, in their professions and …

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DMU’s continuing medical education program continues to grow

2018 was a year of growth for Des Moines University (DMU)’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. A few of our accomplishments: 549 continuing education activities (live and enduring materials). 103,923 continuing education hours were awarded. 15,149 educational contacts were made worldwide. …

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REUNION REFLECTIONS: William “Bill” & Donalie Benyak “Alumnus’ spouse to honor his memory at reunion”

According to the 1965 Pacemaker, the yearbook of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (COMS), now DMU, William “Bill” Benyak came to Des Moines “after securing his degree in chemistry and his lovely wife Donalie.” As a COMS student, …

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REUNION REFLECTIONS: Martin Grubin “Medallion alumnus stays young at heart”

Martin Grubin, D.O.’59, M.D., combined his pharmacy degree and his D.O. degree from the Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery – renamed the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1958 and now DMU – to establish a …

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Boys reach for opportunities in science at DMU

Nearly 200 central Iowa boys in grades 2-6 gathered on the Des Moines University campus March 2 to gain hands-on experiences, led by DMU students, in topics ranging from anatomy and physical therapy to surgery, microbiology, nutrition and sports medicine. …

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DMU signs letter of intent to relocate its campus

Des Moines University today announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase property in West Des Moines as part of its effort to move the campus and accommodate necessary growth and innovation. The 90-acre parcel sits on …

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REUNION REFLECTIONS: Anthony Korvas “Breaking barriers to a great career”

The Sixties are known as a period of great political, social and cultural change in the United States and much of the world. That was true of osteopathic medicine, too, as members of the profession fought for equal recognition of …

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DMU alumni entrepreneurs share their wisdom with students

Not all health care is provided in giant organizations, and not all medical school graduates remain saddled with tuition debt for decades. On Feb. 26, DMU students had lively discussions with nine DMU graduates who have been entrepreneurial in starting …

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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