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.

  • Ready to get started? Reach out to our Admissions team:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We are #DMUProud

flag_icon

1898

year DMU was founded, making us the second oldest osteopathic university

scholarship_icon

$7 million

received by students in scholarships each year

service_icon

Improving Lives

in our global community is part of our core mission

city_icon

#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 announces $25 million capital campaign

Des Moines University, a graduate medical and health sciences university, on Dec. 10 announced it has begun the public phase of the largest capital campaign in the institution’s history with a goal to raise $25 million or more. To date, …

DMU announces $25 million capital campaign Read More

DMU Research Symposium offers rich learning opportunities

The ninth annual DMU Research Symposium on Dec. 6 was a feast for the brain, with a record 99 poster presentations, four oral presentations, approximately 550 attendees, numerous awards, 12 images submitted for an inaugural scientific photo competition, countless highly …

DMU Research Symposium offers rich learning opportunities Read More

Journeying in Medicine, finale

The Medical Humanities Society at Des Moines University presents its second online arts gallery, “Journeying in Medicine.” It features art works and the written word by DMU students depicting their own path to and through medicine. Gallery curators are Caitlin …

Journeying in Medicine, finale Read More

“Journeying in Medicine,” Part 4

The Medical Humanities Society at Des Moines University presents its second online arts gallery, “Journeying in Medicine.” It features art works and the written word by DMU students depicting their own path to and through medicine. Gallery curators are Caitlin …

“Journeying in Medicine,” Part 4 Read More

A whole lot of learning going on

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education hosted the Iowa Physical Therapy Association Southwest District meeting in collaboration with the DMU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. DMU physical therapy students shared evidence-based research poster and oral presentations …

A whole lot of learning going on Read More

Journeying in Medicine, Part 3

The Medical Humanities Society at Des Moines University presents its second online arts gallery, “Journeying in Medicine.” It features art works and the written word by DMU students depicting their own path to and through medicine. Gallery curators are Caitlin …

Journeying in Medicine, Part 3 Read More

Journeying in Medicine, Part 2

The Medical Humanities Society at Des Moines University presents its second online arts gallery, “Journeying in Medicine.” It features art works and the written word by DMU students depicting their own path to and through medicine. Gallery curators are Caitlin …

Journeying in Medicine, Part 2 Read More

Journeying in Medicine, Part 1

The Medical Humanities Society at Des Moines University presents its second online arts gallery, “Journeying in Medicine.” It features art works and the written word by DMU students depicting their own path to and through medicine. Gallery curators are Caitlin …

Journeying in Medicine, Part 1 Read More

Learn from Dr. Terry Wahls’ amazing transformation

Some might say Terry Wahls, M.D., is a walking miracle. She’s also an extraordinary example of an individual who applied medical and scientific knowledge and tireless determination to tackle a life-threatening situation. On Thursday, Dec. 6, she will give the …

Learn from Dr. Terry Wahls’ amazing transformation Read More

neel-patel-2

“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