Des Moines University partners with health and hospital systems across Iowa and beyond as members of the DMU Clinical Collaborative, established by the University in 2012. The members of the collaborative desire to mutually support and sustain a collaborative partnership to enhance medical education and emphasize primary care. Collaborative members also share the common vision that a quality education of health science students includes positive clinical training opportunities outside the classroom. In addition, the members view that the education and training of health sciences students at DMU is critical to ensure that health care delivery organizations have access to a robust pool of highly qualified healthcare practitioners to meet the needs of the residents of Iowa for the foreseeable future.
The purposes of the collaborative are as follows:
Collaborative members meet regularly with DMU President and CEO Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., the deans of the three DMU colleges and other University staff to discuss clinical training needs and opportunities.