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:

Thankful for DMU students, faculty

On top of mastering myriad medical/health sciences topics, taking exams, completing simulation and lab sessions, studying for national board and licensure exams and, (we hope) at least occasionally getting some sleep, DMU students do great things in the community. Faculty …

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DMU students can hone skills in mock interviews, Nov. 8

The DMU Health Leaders Club are all about networking and professional development, and an event the club is hosting on Nov. 8 is an example of that: From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. that day, Rachel Gustafson, M.H.A.’11, the physician/provider recruitment …

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DMU, community celebrate Glanton Fund’s 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, a small group of community members met to discuss how they could open opportunities and foster diversity at Des Moines University. They established a fund at DMU that would generate scholarships for minority students under-represented in health …

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DMU student digs into climate change at the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Sasirekha “Sasi” Pandravada, D.O.’20, completed a seven-week internship at the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) in Washington, DC, during July and August 2018. She was selected to participate in this internship as part of the Department of Global …

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DMU student explores geriatrics at the Pan American Health Organization

Joshua “Josh” Tomashek, D.O.’20, completed an eight-week internship at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC, during July and August 2018. He was selected to participate in this internship as part of the Department of Global Health’s Distinguished …

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DMU student researches West Nile virus at the CDC

Christine Jackson, D.O.’20, M.P.H.’20, completed an eight-week internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, during July and August 2018. Christine was selected to participate in this internship as part of the DMU Department of …

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Students can hone networking skills Oct. 24

Does the thought of conversing with people you don’t know cause you to cringe? Would you rather scrub the kitchen floor than participate in networking? If so, you might have the wrong idea about networking. “The biggest thing with networking …

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Gain insights, advice at Oct. 12 residency forum

Want to know what medical residency is really like? DMU students will gain insights and advice from University graduates in family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, otolaryngology and podiatric medicine at a residency forum this Friday, Oct. 12. The …

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Meet the DMU Health Leaders

Among Des Moines University’s 40-plus student clubs and organizations, there’s one that offers something for everyone: the DMU Health Leaders. Open to students in all eight DMU degree programs, the Health Leaders Club offers opportunities to network with and learn …

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