Join us virtually for mini medical school

Tuesdays, beginning February 1

This five-session series explores interesting, relevant topics in an accessible style appropriate for all audiences, aged middle school and up.

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 10 different programs, all widely respected and highly competitive. We provide a hands-on learning environment that emphasizes competence, compassion, and community.

Areas of Study

Transforming health sciences from the ground up

For the last two years, DMU has been planning the medical and health sciences university of the future. The new campus, located on 88 acres in West Des Moines, will advance the educational transformation the University envisions.

We are #DMUProud



year DMU was founded, making us the second oldest osteopathic university


$7 million

received by students in scholarships each year


Improving Lives

in our global community is part of our core mission


#1 City

Des Moines is one of the most affordable places 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.

Carlye Marshall, Des Moines University Physician Assistant

“DMU focuses on all eight aspects of wellness when you are a student here. From physical, to emotional, to social, I could tell that the faculty here really cared about me as a person and wanted me to succeed in all aspects of my life. I also love that DMU holds the 50 and Better Fair! I have a minor in gerontology and adore the fact that DMU cares about their older adult community around them.”

Carlye Marshall, P.A.'22

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