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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 29 year-long sites in seven states. While the list of options is subject to change, below are the University’s year-long rotation sites as of August 8, 2014.

FloridaLarkin Community HospitalSouth Miami
IllinoisRiverside Medical CenterKankakee
IowaAllen – Unity PointWaterloo
Fort Dodge – Unity PointFort Dodge
Fort Madison – Unity PointFort Madison
Genesis Health SystemDavenport
Mahaska Health SystemOskaloosa
Medical Associates ClinicDubuque
Mercy Medical CenterDes Moines
Mercy Medical Center – North IowaMason City
Mercy Medical Center – ClintonClinton
Ottumwa Regional Health CenterOttumwa
Saint Anthony Regional HospitalCarroll
Trinity – Unity PointBettendorf
Unity Point – Des MoinesDes Moines
MichiganBay City Medical CenterBay City
Mount Clemens HospitalMount Clemens
St. John Macomb – MacombMacomb
St. John Macomb – OaklandOakland
MinnesotaAffiliated Community Medical Center – MarshallMarshall
Mayo Clinic Health System – MankatoMankato
MissouriDes Peres HospitalSt. Louis
Mercy HospitalJoplin
OhioDoctor’s HospitalColumbus
Firelands Regional Medical CenterSandusky
Mercy – St. Vincent Medical CenterToledo
St. John Medical CenterWestlake
St. Joseph Health CenterWarren