Des Moines University is a special place! This institution has existed for more than 100 years with a singular mission to develop distinctive health care professionals who are committed to patient-centered health promotion, the application of evidenced-based practice, the discovery of knowledge, and the provision of competent and compassionate health care. We offer eight graduate degree programs in three colleges with a total enrollment of approximately 1900 full and part-time students.
We welcome the responsibilities we face in caring for the needs of the people of this state, this region, our nation and the world. We meet these challenges by emphasizing training in primary care and encouraging graduates to practice in the state’s rural and underserved areas. We also provide competent and compassionate care through a multi-specialty clinic which offers family medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, ophthalmology, physical therapy, osteopathic manual medicine, and international travel health services.
In all that we do, we place the highest priority on respect for the dignity and diversity of the members of the entire campus community – patients, students, faculty, employees and volunteers. We are committed to supporting professional, intellectual and emotional growth so that all may have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and achieve their goals. We also embrace the values of honesty, accountability, collaboration, and inclusiveness as the basic tenets of integrity. We are committed to fostering a climate that doesn’t just tolerate differences but treasures them because we become better citizens of this world and better health care providers when we embrace the rich opportunities afforded to us when we learn from our differences.
Des Moines, IA
Free festivals. Miles of trails. Wineries and breweries. And outdoor concerts. Des Moines is busy. It's happening. It's fresh. Catch the vibe of a city awakened. A city full of personality. See a Broadway musical. Or ice skate on Brenton plaza. Rent a standup paddleboard at Gray's Lake. Greater Des Moines is a city where it's easy to catch more. To experience more. To share more.
Des Moines is adventure. Relaxing. It’s a hole-in-one on an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. A brisk walk winding through the city’s expansive trails.
Visit each season and the experience is completely new. Catch the essence of fall at a local orchard. An ice skating-under-the-stars experience in winter. A live horse race at the track in the spring. Or the summer heat at a major music festival.
There’s so much to do. To see. To remember. Things you didn’t know you would find here. That will leave you wanting to catch more.