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.

DMU CPMS students are also active researchers

Robert Clements tested whether using plastinated specimens helps students identify anatomical structures on MRI scans. Kiera Benge-Shea investigated the surgical management of a rare congenital lower limb deformity. Donald McDonald examined methods to determine the cost-effectiveness of treatment options for …

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USDE appoints DMU’s Sue Huppert to Distance Learning and Educational Innovation Subcommittee

The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) appointed Sue Huppert, chief of external and government affairs for Des Moines University, to serve as a negotiator on the department’s newly established negotiated rulemaking subcommittee on distance learning and educational innovation. The Distance …

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DMU-based program earns Iowa STEM BEST award

If you stop by the anatomy research labs in Ryan Hall, you are likely to hear the soft mechanical movements of a 3D printer that is cranking out a small plastic model of the mammalian brain. This modest machine and …

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Kudos to DMU Research Symposium award recipients

In addition to the rich learning opportunities offered by the DMU Research Symposium on Dec. 6, numerous faculty were honored for their research achievements, and several students won awards for their work in a variety of categories. You can view …

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Holiday stress and trigger points

Do the holidays have you so stressed that you’re experiencing pain? If so, Asher Bogdanove, a third-year student in DMU’s doctor of physical therapy degree program, and Kari Smith, P.T., D.P.T., BCB-PMD, manager of the DMU Physical Therapy Clinic, here …

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DMU’s M.H.A. program again earns full accreditation

In the world of higher education, applying for accreditation is no picnic for faculty and staff, but it’s important for students. Academic programs and institutions that have achieved accreditation by their corresponding accrediting agencies have demonstrated they’ve met very high …

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A great opportunity for undergrads

Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars (Health P.A.S.S.) program is an exciting opportunity for rising juniors and seniors who are interested in health care careers. Preference is given to applicants from unrepresented populations in medicine and health care, …

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Stay active as you age

We all know that regular physical activity is important for our health. As we age, it becomes more and more difficult to stay active and do the things we love. Many of us become inactive due to changes in our …

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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, …

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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