* This class includes students still active in the program as of 10/19/2017. As they complete the program the graduation rate will increase.
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) requires all colleges of podiatric to make available to the public first-time national board exam pass rates, four-year graduation rates and residency placement rates over the most recent three-year period.
COTH annually surveys residency directors at the completion of each resident’s first postgraduate training year on five major competency domains. These are the College and National “adequate/more than adequate” results for 2016 graduates.
There has been an increased emphasis on research in CPMS. Two quality measures used to follow the progress of the CPMS research enterprise are peer review publications and students participating in the DMU Mentored Research Program.
Des Moines University surveys the graduating class upon their exit from their program annually to determine their overall satisfaction with their experiences as a student. This graph shows the positive responses of the DPM Class of 2017.
The CPMS Alumni Survey is distributed to graduates on a five-year cycle. The purpose of the survey is to collect important information on changes or trends in the practice of podiatric medicine and use this information to enhance the podiatric curriculum.
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