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’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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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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