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Our Mission

To improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate osteopathic physicians, health educators, researchers and scholars.

Our Vision

  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine will be a leader in innovative medical education, both undergraduate and graduate, by meeting the highest standards of academic and clinical achievement.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine will be a cultivator of distinctive educators and students who discover, disseminate, and apply new knowledge.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine, through innovative design, will develop methods/processes to educate our students in the pursuit of delivering services that enhance health, wellness and education in our local, national, and global communities.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine will engage in and enable research and scholarly activity to advance the knowledge of health care, osteopathic medicine and in the sciences and technologies that will shape medicine, science, and education.
  • The College of Osteopathic Medicine will encourage, enable, and enhance the creation and development of graduate medical education, by lending support, education, and resources to further the goal of creating graduate opportunities in osteopathic medicine.

News and Updates

Alumnus and his team train millions to save millions more

When Karl “Fritz” Disque, D.O.’07, R.Ph., was in Haiti to help provide relief after the island nation’s catastrophic earthquake in 2010, he and his team encountered a woman who went into labor while digging her family out of the rubble. …

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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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1,000+ aspiring health professionals to get “interprofessional” Feb. 22

Des Moines University knows that students in its eight graduate medical/health sciences degree programs need to understand how to work well with people in other health professions. That’s why its clinical students will be among more than 1,000 medical/health sciences …

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Want to reduce your tuition debt by up to $100,000?

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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FROM VISION TO RENOVATION: DMU enhances facilities

During the fall of 2017, DMU began a multi-phase program of renovations across campus. Competitive reviews of bidding organizations resulted in the selection of a joint project team of InVision Architecture and Graham Construction for the work. That December, the …

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Alumna O’Shea named Iowa Family Physician of the year

Noreen O’Shea, D.O.’84, FAAFP, assistant professor of behavioral medicine, medical humanities and ethics and a family physician in Des Moines, was named the 2018-2019 Iowa Family Physician of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP). The award …

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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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Finding “joy in our work”: meet interim COM Dean Kenneth Anderson

As a high school foreign exchange student to Costa Rica, Kenneth Anderson Jr., D.O.’78, M.S., CPE, grew close to his host family, enjoying Saturday night fiestas and Sunday soccer games after Catholic mass. He was mystified when his “adoptive uncle” …

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Check out TLA Scholars Program proposals Oct. 29

You may have recently heard some buzz about the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) Scholars Program. Faculty and staff who submitted proposals to the TLA Scholars Program have the opportunity to receive up to $2,000 for their educational project. Monies …

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