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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

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 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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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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