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.

Alumnus named ACOFP’s 2019 Physician of the Year

Kevin de Regnier, D.O.’85, FACOFP, dist., may practice in a small town, but he’s been a big name in osteopathic family medicine. President of Madison County Medical Associates in Winterset, IA, he has served numerous osteopathic associations and medical organizations …

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Congratulations to the 2019 Alumni of the Year

The 2019 Des Moines University Alumni of the Year have made impressive contributions to patients, their professions and the world of scientific knowledge. Alumni of the Year honorees are nominated for the University’s three colleges – Health Sciences, Osteopathic Medicine …

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Save the date: DMU’s Glanton Dinner, Oct. 16

Des Moines University established the Glanton Fund to address two important needs in health care: to diversify its workforce by generating scholarships for minority students, who are under-represented in the field, and to enhance all students’ cultural competency through multicultural …

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Royce White to address stigma around help-seeking for men and boys, July 11

Royce White, former NBA player and Iowa State University basketball star, will give a presentation on July 11 that will address stigma around help-seeking for men and boys. The event is being co-sponsored by the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center …

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CPMS student named national Podiatric Medical Student of the Year

You may think that among his many accomplishments and skills, Alex Bischoff can spin 48 hours out of a 24-hour day. The now fourth-year student in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) is doing very well academically, has …

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Newly discovered cell may unlock secrets of type 1 diabetes

A recent scientific discovery was so remarkable, the online science news service EurekAlert! compared it to “finding medicine’s version of the Loch Ness monster”: a new type of immune cell that may play a key role in the development of …

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DMU President Franklin among leaders featured in new book

Early in her 20-plus-year career in higher education, Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., developed a reputation as “the VOR – the voice of reason” – who was the go-to person for getting things done. The more her career evolved, though, …

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Numbers double for DMU Service Award

On May 17, DMU recognized 111 students with this year’s Service Awards, compared to 58 recipients last year. The Des Moines University Student Service Award recognizes students from all programs who demonstrate efforts to improve lives in our global 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.

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