Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center

Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center

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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Contacting Des Moines University

Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
3200 Grand Ave
Des Moines , IA 50312
General Phone: (515) 271-1400

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Des Moines University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine251gerontology, osteopathic medicine, podiatry, public health
Therapy and Counseling88physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology41physician assistant
Medical Administration12health care facilities management
Science0biomedical sciences, anatomy

Number of programs and degrees for Des Moines University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree665
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
First-professional degree2382
Doctor's degree881

Des Moines University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Des Moines University had a total enrollment of 1,615 students (297 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 18%
First Professional 82%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 25%
25-29 51%
30-34 11%
35-39 7%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%

Des Moines University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Des Moines, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Des Moines University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Des Moines University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 185500)

Des Moines University Faculty

Des Moines University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*4$83,938
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*6$84,292

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Des Moines University Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)
Podiatric Medicine/Podiatry (DPM)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Biomedical Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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