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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.

State Hospital City
Florida Larkin Community Hospital South Miami
Illinois Riverside Medical Center Kankakee
Iowa Allen – Unity Point Waterloo
Fort Dodge – Unity Point Fort Dodge
Fort Madison – Unity Point Fort Madison
Genesis Health System Davenport
Mahaska Health System Oskaloosa
Medical Associates Clinic Dubuque
Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa Mason City
Mercy Medical Center – Clinton Clinton
Ottumwa Regional Health Center Ottumwa
Saint Anthony Regional Hospital Carroll
Trinity – Unity Point Bettendorf
Unity Point – Des Moines Des Moines
Michigan Bay City Medical Center Bay City
Mount Clemens Hospital Mount Clemens
St. John Macomb – Macomb Macomb
St. John Macomb – Oakland Oakland
Minnesota Affiliated Community Medical Center – Marshall Marshall
Mayo Clinic Health System – Mankato Mankato
Missouri Des Peres Hospital St. Louis
Mercy Hospital Joplin
Ohio Doctor’s Hospital Columbus
Firelands Regional Medical Center Sandusky
Mercy – St. Vincent Medical Center Toledo
St. John Medical Center Westlake
St. Joseph Health Center Warren