High School Pathways

Discover Your Future

Des Moines University’s High School Pathways program is open to high school students interested in pursuing medicine and health sciences careers. This program prepares and inspires high school students from all walks of life and interests to prepare for the road ahead.

Start with our High School Pre-Health Summit when you are in high school. As an undergraduate student, participate in our Health P.A.S.S. program to prepare for the GRE/MCAT and interview prep, meet with DMU experts and have the opportunity to receive a certificate in cultural competency. Along the way — from middle school on up — expand your medical knowledge by participating in DMU’s annual Mini Medical School.

Des Moines University High School Pre-Health Summit

Saturday, October 5, 2024

DMU’s High School Pre-Health Summit is designed to help you explore the opportunities we have to offer in the health sciences. The event is run by current DMU students who were in your shoes not too long ago! Through this virtual event, you can interact with our students while also learning more about your path to a career in health science.

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A Discovery Tool to Help Every Student With Their Career Pathway


Des Moines University is partnering with YouScience to empower individual success for students. YouScience’s aptitude-based guidance platform helps students determine educational and career pathways that match their individual strengths. YouScience uses a series of brain games to identify a student’s unique aptitude and interests. Students can use these results to guide their educational journey and plan for the future.

Contact DMUAdmit@dmu.edu for additional information and to receive a login to use this tool.


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