Graduation Rates

Entering Cohort Graduation Rate
2014-15 86.8%*
2013-14 88.7%
2012-13 92.6%
2011-12 94.5%
2010-11 92.9%

* This class includes students still active in the program as of 7/2/2018.  As they complete the program the graduation rate will increase.

CPME Required Outcomes

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.

CPME Required Outcomes, July 1, 2018 for DMU CPMS Percent
Four-year Graduation Rate 2016-2018 (average) 87%
Residency Placement Rate 2016-2018 (average) 100%
Part 1 APMLE Pass Rate 2015-2017 (first-time takers only) 94%
Part 2 APMLE Pass Rate 2016-2018 (first-time takers only) 94%
Part 2 APMLE CSPE Pass Rate 2015-2018 (first-time takers only) 99%

Council on Teaching Hospital  (COTH) Survey

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 2017 graduates.


Scholarship Outcomes

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.


DMU Experience Survey

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 2018.

 


Alumni Survey

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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