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To improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate health professionals.


Des Moines University will be:

  • The leader in innovative health education that promotes lifelong learning
  • A cultivator of distinctive faculty and student researchers who discover and disseminate new knowledge
  • A leader and partner of choice in the delivery of services that enhance health, wellness, and education in our communities
  • A policy consultant and catalyst in healthy community transformation


  • Accountability:  Taking responsibility for our actions and outcomes.
  • Collaboration:  Establishing cooperative relationships and innovative practices to enhance health education and care.
  • Honesty: Demonstrating the highest standard of truthful and ethical behavior.
  • Inclusiveness:  Embracing a culture of diversity that accepts and respects the unique characteristics of each individual.
  • Wellness:  Committing to the well-being of the mind, body and spirit.