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 hundreds of clinical rotation sites, as well as the following year-long sites across five states.  While the list of options is subject to change, below are the University’s year-long rotation sites as of November 2020, for the upcoming clinical year.

Site City State
Riverside Medical CenterKankakeeIL
Southwest Chicago / Zmedi HealthcareChicagoIL
Central Iowa Cohort (various clinics throughout Iowa/Midwest)Des MoinesIA
Genesis Medical CenterDavenportIA
Medical Associates ClinicDubuqueIA
MercyOne Medical Center ClintonClintonIA
MercyOne Medical Center Des MoinesDes MoinesIA
MercyOne Medical Center North IowaMason CityIA
Southeast Iowa Regional Medical CenterWest BurlingtonIA
UnityPoint Health Allen HospitalWaterloo/Cedar FallsIA
UnityPoint Health Des MoinesDes MoinesIA
UnityPoint Health Fort DodgeFort DodgeIA
Broadlawns Medical CenterDes MoinesIA
VA Central Iowa Medical CenterDes MoinesIA
Carris HealthWilmarMN
Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea-AustinAlbert Lea/AustinMN
Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato EastridgeMankatoMN
Sanford Health – BemidjiBemidjiMN
Winona HealthWinonaWI
Aurora Medical Center (North)Oshkosh and SheboyganWI
Aurora Medical Center (Central)West Allis, Summit, & GraftonWI
Aurora Medical Center (South)Kenosha and BurlingtonWI
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