Abaton is Des Moines University’s student-produced literary journal.
First produced in 2007, Abaton serves as a creative outlet for DMU students, faculty, alumni and other healthcare professionals. Abaton explores aspects of health care that often elude academic disciplines. It is these often unspoken sentiments of the provider and patient that form a bridge to an evidence-based profession. By allowing these stories to be heard, we give voice to the most fundamental aspect of medicine – humanism.