Graduation Rates

2019-20 92.5%*
2018-19 90.6%*
2017-18 88.7%
2016-17 92.5%
2015-16 94.4%

*This class includes students still active in the program as of 7/1/2023. As they complete the program the graduation rate will increase.

CPME Required Outcomes

June 1, 2023

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education requires all colleges of podiatric medicine to make available to the public national board exam pass rates of all test takers within a calendar year, four-year graduation rates and residency placement rates over the most recent three-year period.

Part 1 APMLE
3-Year Average Pass Rate (2020-22)
152/158 96.2%
Part 2 APMLE
3-Year Average Written Pass Rate (2020-22)
145/145 100%
Part 2 APMLE
3-Year Average CSPE Pass Rate (2018-20)
The CSPE was not given in 2021-23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
146/146 100%
4-Year Graduation Rate (2020-22 average) 139/159 87.4%
Residency Placement Rate (2020-22 average) 145/145 100%

*The academic year ends on June 30

Graduation Rate: The total number of students who graduated from a school or college of podiatric medicine within 4 years, divided by the number of new (not repeat) students attending at the 2 week point at the beginning of the first year/first semester.

Residency Placement Rate: The total number of students in a graduating class placed in a residency program divided by the total number of graduates.

American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery’s Didactic and Computer-Based Patient Simulation Intraining Residency Exams (2015-21)

ABFAS Didactic Intraining Exam


ABFAS CBPS Intraining Exam


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 Des Moines University Mentored Research Program.

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