DMU Preview

Des Moines University is pleased to offer DMU Preview events for the DPM, DPT and PA programs. These unique one-day events are designed for highly qualified prospective students and applicants to the aforementioned programs to have the opportunity to learn more about DMU, meet faculty and staff, tour our facilities, and engage with DMU on an intimate level. Each preview event will accept up to 15 participants and an application is required.

How do I qualify for the program?

To qualify for the program, applicants are required to have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 as well as a strong interest in applying to their selected program.

How do I apply for the program?

You must submit the following items to apply for a DMU Preview event:

Deadlines vary by program:

  • PA Preview – application deadline May 1
  • DPT Preview – application deadline May 1
  • DPM Preview – application deadline June 30

Will DMU help with expenses for travel to Des Moines?

Students are responsible for all travel and lodging arrangements and expenses. However, scholarship money may be available to help offset the cost. To apply for a scholarship, submit a short essay to detailing why you want to attend a DMU Preview event and how attendance will benefit you.

Will this visit day benefit me as a future applicant?

The visit will provide you the opportunity to visit Des Moines University, tour our facilities, meet students, and discover if DMU is a good fit for your educational needs. Participants in the visit program will be given priority consideration in the application and admission process.

What activities should I expect?

Events for the day may include:

Program overview with faculty

Discussion of curriculum, clinical and/or internship opportunities, board exams, job placement, residencies

Admissions overview with admissions staff

Discussion of admission process, financial aid, student life, global health

Lunch with current students

Q&A with current students

Tour of lab facilities and campus

Specialized for your program of interest, any may include medical simulation labs, surgery skills lab, research labs, classroom spaces, library, Wellness Center

Opportunity to observe and/or participate in a class with current students


We are excited to offer this visit opportunity and encourage you to apply! Contact us with any questions at