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.

Respect, awareness and humility among key takeaways at TransHealth Series

Transgender individuals are those whose gender identity is different from their biological sex assigned at birth. Transgender persons require the same basic health care that is essential to the well-being of all humans; however, they also have unique needs that …

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REUNION REFLECTIONS: Alumnus practices by his “Ruddism” that the patient is most important

Growing up in Houston, all Charles Rudd, D.O.’69, ever wanted to do was become a marine biologist and “live near and under the water.” As a biology major at Southern Nazarene University, however, he had a professor who talked him …

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DMU faculty win AACOM Innovation Education Award

A doctor of Korean heritage who grew up in Oregon becomes uncomfortable when a patient asks her about “the medicine of your people.” A Brazilian immigrant who doesn’t speak English struggles to communicate with the doctor who’s treating her nine-year-old …

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Research successes continue in 2018

The Des Moines University (DMU) Office of Research (OOR) had a productive year in 2018. The key successes are contained in the infographic below. Faculty and staff secured 22 externally-funded grants in the areas of mental health, forensic anthropology, geriatric …

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Insights abound at Katie Miller Young Adult Cancer Conference

Jonathan Nilles, a first-year osteopathic medical student and president of DMU’s Oncology Club, recently asked a roomful of people to stand if they’d been impacted by cancer. Everyone rose to their feet. When he asked those who’d been affected by …

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DMU supports HF 532

Each year Des Moines University establishes a legislative agenda. These are the issues we are committed to focusing on for the upcoming legislative session, developed with input from the DMU Executive Leadership Team. This year one of our priorities identified …

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DMU Global Health Department hosts Iowa International Education Conference

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, DMU’s Department of Global Health hosted the seventh annual Iowa International Education Conference. It featured as the keynote speaker Joshua V. Barr, Esq., director of the Civil and Human Rights Commission for the city of …

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DMU’s M.H.A. program now available entirely online

DMU’s master of health care administration (M.H.A.) program prepares students to lead and succeed in the growing health care industry. Beginning this fall, they can learn how to do so with greater flexibility: Students will be able to complete the …

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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.

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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