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.

DMU Research Symposium celebrates 10th anniversary in a big way – scientifically, of course

A record number of attendees, 97 presented posters and high-energy oral presentations made the DMU Research Symposium on Dec. 5, 2019, truly worthy of its 10th anniversary. Students and scientists presented their work in anatomy/paleontology, biomedical science, clinical applications, movement …

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M.H.A. seminar helps students hone competencies to enhance effectiveness, achieve success

As the executive director of a health care organization engaged in telehealth – the use of technologies to provide health care electronically – Deborah Seale, Ph.D., worked with individuals who were highly adept at using technology but who were less …

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Research Symposium experience led to international publication

Mary Beth Wims got engaged in research at DMU even before she began in the doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) program. During her interview as a prospective student, Cynthia Utley, D.P.T., director of clinical education for the program, told her …

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Treat your body well during holiday travel

Travel can throw your body out of whack. It’s difficult to maintain regular nutrition, physical activity and sleep routines for you and your family while traveling, but with purposeful planning you can still feel your best while away from home. …

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DMU: driven by hunger

Even though America is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, millions of adults and children face hunger and food insecurity every day. According to USDA’s Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2018 report, more than 37 …

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DMU uses Healthiest State award to benefit local shelter

When Des Moines University received a 2019 award in the large workplace category from Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative in February, it also got a $1,000 prize to contribute toward a health and wellness-related project. The University recently donated the money …

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Check out DMU Foot and Ankle’s new space

Sunshine poured in through floor-to-ceiling windows, gray and purple tones added elegance and visitors expressed delight when Des Moines University leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the DMU Foot and Ankle’s new space on the sixth floor …

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Reflections on a decade of discovery

Back in December 2010, nearly 170 students, faculty and other scientists gathered on the DMU campus for an afternoon of plenary sessions and poster presentations on topics in basic research, public health, therapeutics and science education. That was the University’s …

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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.

Neel Patel

“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

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