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Clinical Affairs

The Office of Clinical Affairs is committed to establishing a solid, ongoing relationship between every student and the University through positive communication and assistance with core and elective rotations during the clinical years of osteopathic medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine clinical clerkship program is designed to provide students with educational and clinical training in general areas of medicine.  It is organized to permit the greatest degree of educational exposure in practical, clinical environments as a means to develop general knowledge in areas of patient diagnosis and management. Beginning in the third year and extending to graduation, students will receive required and elective clinical experience in hospitals, clinics and medical facilities as approved by the Office of Clinical Affairs.  The location and sequence of all rotations are determined by the Office of Clinical Affairs.  Students are advised that the University’s professional liability insurance is in effect for programs approved by the Office for Clinical Affairs and under supervision of licensed healthcare professionals.

Have a question about clinical rotations, clinical sites, preceptors or clinical affairs in general? Feel free to reach out to the Office of Clinical Affairs with an email to: and a member of the Clinical Affairs team will be happy to respond to your inquiry.

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Rotation Sites

DMU is proud to offer students more than 300 clinical rotation sites, including 36 year-long sites in eight states. While the list of options is subject to change, below are the University’s year-long rotation sites as of August 8, 2016.

Allen Hospital – UnityPointWaterlooIA
Broadlawns Medical CenterDes MoinesIA
Fort Dodge Hospital – UnityPointFort DodgeIA
Fort Madison Community HospitalFort MadisonIA
Genesis Quad Cities /Genesis Medical CenterDavenportIA
Mahaska Health PartnershipOskaloosaIA
Medical Associates Clinic- West CampusDubuqueIA
Mercy Medical Center – ClintonClintonIA
Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa – Mason CityMason CityIA
Mercy Medical Center- Des MoinesDes MoinesIA
Ottumwa Regional Health CenterOttumwaIA
Skiff-Grinnell PartnershipNewton/GrinnellIA
St. Anthony Regional HospitalCarrollIA
Trinity Bettendorf Campus – UnityPointBettendorfIA
Unity Point – Des MoinesDes MoinesIA
VA Medical CenterDes MoinesIA
Riverside Health CareKankakeeIL
Lakeland Health / St. Joseph’sLake ViewMI
McLaren – Bay RegionBay CityMI
McLaren – MacombMount ClemensMI
St. John Macomb Oakland  – at MacombWarrenMI
St. John Macomb Oakland – at OaklandMadison HeightsMI
Affiliated Community Medical CentersWillmar/MarshallMN
Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato EastridgeMankatoMN
Ridgeview Medical CenterWaconiaMN
Winona Health ServicesWinonaMN
Des Peres HospitalSt. LouisMO
Firelands Regional Medical CenterSanduskyOH
South Point HospitalWarrensville HeightsOH
St. John Medical CenterWestlakeOH
St. Joseph Health CenterWarrenOH
San Antonio CohortSan AntonioTX
Aurora GraftonGraftonWI
Aurora OshkoshOshkoshWI
Aurora SheboyganSheboyganWI
Aurora SummitSummitWI