The DMU campus is a close-knit, collaborative environment that allows students to learn and share ideas while enjoying themselves and forging lifelong friendships. DMU offers many opportunities for students to get involved in experiences outside the classroom.  

There are countless student clubs and organizations, as well as intramural sports sponsored by our state-of-the-art Wellness Center, to help students take a break from studying.

Des Moines University has a firm commitment to providing a safe, inclusive and service oriented environment for all students through rewarding programs and a dedicated staff and faculty.  On campus or throughout the great city of Des Moines, there is a wealth of events and activities to expand your educational, social and service opportunities.

 

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A Safe Zone

Safe ZoneDes Moines University is committed to providing an inclusive environment in which every student and employee is able to thrive on an academic, professional and personal level.  It is our goal through the Safe Zone program to foster a community that is based on respect and dignity by acknowledging that all sexual orientations and gender presentations are a valued part of our culture.  The Safe Zone program provides a visible network of support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and other individuals seeking information and assistance regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, harassment, and/or discrimination concerns.

What DMU students have been up to

DMU students are active and diverse, here are just a few recent highlights:

DMU students selected for summer 2019 Distinguished Global Health Internships

The DMU Department of Global Health’s Distinguished Global Health Internships are highly selective research opportunities that enable students to explore global health research topics at various organizations. Students have the opportunity to work with researchers on projects such as conducting systematic reviews …

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10 things to know about DMU’s Anatomy Ambassador President

Megan Fagalde, a student in DMU’s master of anatomy program, singlehandedly transformed DMU’s engagement with high school students across the state of Iowa in her time at the University. Megan came to me about a year and half ago with …

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DMU’s OMM Fellows land top research award

DMU’s osteopathic manual medicine (OMM) Fellows complete a 12-month experience divided nearly equally in clinical and academic duties. They spend time with attendings in the University’s on-campus OMM Clinic in the mornings and then, in the afternoons, primarily teach in …

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DMU students are “seeking justice”

Between studying for exams, preparing for simulated patient encounters and cramming for national board exams, a growing group of students at DMU are leading changes in medical education. They are building on DMU’s legacy of diversity and inclusion. They are …

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DMU students rock residency placement

The osteopathic medical students and podiatric medical students who are members of the Des Moines University Class of 2019 were strong contenders for postgraduate residencies, the next phase of their medical training. Of the 220 class members in the College …

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DMU alumni entrepreneurs share their wisdom with students

Not all health care is provided in giant organizations, and not all medical school graduates remain saddled with tuition debt for decades. On Feb. 26, DMU students had lively discussions with nine DMU graduates who have been entrepreneurial in starting …

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DMU students teach the Texas Two Step – CPR, that is

Thanks to a group of DMU students, more than 80 people are newly trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) organized the training session, which took place Feb. 9 at the Science Center of Iowa, in …

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After John Schantzen, D.O.’14, and his wife, Amy Schantzen, D.O.’14, completed the Via Christi family medicine residency in Wichita, KS, they joined the medical staff of Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, IA, a rural part of the state. There, …

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DMU CPMS students are also active researchers

Robert Clements tested whether using plastinated specimens helps students identify anatomical structures on MRI scans. Kiera Benge-Shea investigated the surgical management of a rare congenital lower limb deformity. Donald McDonald examined methods to determine the cost-effectiveness of treatment options for …

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