DMU-COM participates in AACOMAS, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service. Direct applications to DMU are not accepted. AACOMAS will open May 4, 2016, for the 2017 entering class.
Applicants meeting the minimum GPA of at least 2.8 will receive a Supplemental Application via email.
To complete your file to be reviewed by the Admission Committee, you must plan to have 3 letters of recommendation submitted. It is in your best interest to submit the types of letters requested by DMU, however, your letter of recommendation requirement will be considered complete once any combination of the below letters, totaling 3, are received by the admissions office.
DMU prefers letters are submitted electronically as part of your AACOMAS application, though letters will also be accepted via the following methods:
Letters should be submitted by the letter writer, not by the applicant. It is best to have letters submitted promptly to ensure completion and committee reiew of your file. Once any 3 letters are received by the admissions office, your letter of recommendation requirement will be considered met and forwarded to the admission committee for review; we will not delay review for additional letters. Below are descriptions of the types of letters requested by the admission committee:
Your file will not be considered Complete or be forwarded for review until all of the following are processed by the Admissions Office:
All Complete Files will be reviewed by admissions staff within 60 days of completion. Select candidates may be invited for an interview on campus – Learn more about our interview process.
Note: If you are an international student, please refer to our international student information pages.
First-time entering students may apply to only one Des Moines University clinical program at a time (includes D.O., D.P.M., PA and D.P.T.). Multiple applications will not be accepted or processed.
The University complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Iowa Civil Rights Act and other laws relating to the Accommodations of disabilities in its educational programming.
View the Accommodations in Education Policy