Des Moines University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) has historically aligned its strategic plan with DMU’s Strategic Plan. The COM Strategic Plan 2024 provides direction in improvements in academic program planning, research planning and student experience.
In preparation for the next three-year Des Moines University (DMU) strategic plan, Vision 2024, President Angela Walker Franklin, Ph.D., reviewed the existing Mission and Vision Statements with Executive Leadership Team in the summer of 2021. Representatives from the COM Vision 2021 and additional University leaders were charged with reviewing the statements and developing goals for each. The Vision Statement Leaders enlisted individuals from across the campus community to participate in this process. The teams affirmed that the Mission Statement continued to capture institutional purpose and that the Vision Statements with appropriate modification represented major focus areas for the next University three-year plan.