Des Moines University Points of Pride
One university over 120 years strong
We share a singular mission to develop distinctive health professionals committed to health promotion, the discovery of knowledge and service to the community.
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#0Producer of rural physicians in the nation
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0%Of public health students are employed within 90 days of graduation
0Alumni around the nation, nearly 3000 of which remain in Iowa
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The University is a community of diverse and talented people. Some key indicators tell the story of the University's exceptional quality.
We're big enough to offer powerful amenities but small enough to focus on excellence
DMU is the largest medical school in Iowa–and among the top 25 largest accredited schools in the nation (for D.O.s or M.D.s)–with more than 880 students in the osteopathic medical program. Year-to-year, the university enrolls over 1,500 students across all nine programs.
We have a rich history of equality and diversity
The very first medical class in 1898 included both sexes and today 50% of the student body are women. Today, one of our core values is embracing and committing to diversity and inclusivity for all of our students, faculty, and staff.
Our students know their stuff
We have nearly 100% match rates as a three-year average for our D.O. and D.P.M. programs, and 100% three-year averages of the licensure exam pass rate for our D.O., D.P.M., D.P.T., and M.S.P.A.S. programs.
We help make your dreams a reality with robust scholarship opportunities
Students received more than $5.5 million in scholarships in the '19-'20 academic year.
Our alumni span the country–and the globe
DMU has over 14,000 alumni and more than 3,100 of those are located in Iowa.
We are passionate about serving our community
DMU students and employees serve the community in a wide variety of ways, from free on-campus events like the annual Senior Health Fair and Girls Exploring Medicine & Science to off-campus health screenings, osteopathic manual medicine treatments, health education programs, and many more volunteer activities.