Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center, commonly known as Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine or DMU - College of Osteopathic Medicine, was established in 1898. The university, initially established as Dr. S.S. Still College of Osteopathy, became the Still College in 1905, and was known as the Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery in the 1940s. In the following years, the name was changed a number of times, until it was finally established as the Des Moines University in September, 1999. Apart from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the university also operates the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine is based on a 22-acre campus in Des Moines, Iowa.
DMU - College of Osteopathic Medicine offers master's degrees in the fields of anatomy and biomedical sciences. Doctorate degrees in osteopathic medicine are also offered to students. In addition, the university provides a variety of research opportunities to high school and undergraduate students.
DMU College of Osteopathic Medicine provides various student support services including career and job counseling. The university also sponsors a number of clubs and organizations including the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Medical Student Association, the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and the Iowa Medical Society.
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