Des Moines University
is a United States'
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osteopathic medical college
A medical school is a tertiary educational institution—or part of such an institution—that teaches medicine. Degree programs offered at medical schools often include Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Bachelor/Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, master's degree, or other post-secondary...
and is located in Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the US state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857...
. Des Moines University is the second oldest Osteopathic medical school and the fifteenth largest medical school in the United States. There are 14,124 total alumni (10,514 living).
Des Moines University was founded in 1898 as the Dr. S.S. Still
Summerfield Saunders Still was an American osteopath and founder of a school of osteopathy....
College and Infirmary of Osteopathy & Surgery. It was renamed Still College in 1905 and Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery during the 1940s.
In 1958, the institution was renamed the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. The first satellite clinic was established in 1963. In 1971, the Dietz Diagnostic Center, then a specialty clinic, began operation as a major outpatient facility. In 1980 the University was renamed University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences with a broadened educational mission. The school moved to its present site in 1972. The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and the College of Biological Sciences (now the College of Health Sciences) were both established by the college's Board of Trustees in 1980 and are now part of the osteopathic medical university, along with the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.
The College of Health Sciences established the physician assistant program in 1981 and the physical therapy program in 1988.
The college adopted the Des Moines University name on September 18, 1999. On August 8, 2003, former Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad
Terry Edward Branstad is an American politician who is the 42nd and current Governor of Iowa since January 2011. Branstad was the 39th Governor of Iowa from 1983 to 1999 and President of Des Moines University from 2003 to 2009. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is the youngest and...
became the university's president. On October 16, 2009, Branstad announced his retirement as President of Des Moines University in order to pursue running again for Governor of Iowa. Steve Dengle has been chosen as interim president.
The unaffiliated Des Moines College
Des Moines College was an American college in operation from 1865 to 1929 and located in Des Moines, Iowa.It was originally located in a Lutheran College building, then moved to College Avenue at 9th in 1884. In 1920, it merged with Central College and Highland Park College to become Des Moines...
used the name Des Moines University during the 1920s until its closure in 1929.
The COM (College of Osteopathic Medicine) class of 2014 had an average overall undergraduate GPA of 3.67 and an average MCAT score of 27.5 O.
Des Moines University has 9 academic programs.
- Doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.)
- Doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
- Doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.)
- Master of health care administration (M.H.A.)
- Master of public health (M.P.H.)
- Master of science in anatomy (M.S.)
- Master of science in biomedical sciences (M.S.)
- Master of science in physician assistant studies (M.S.)
- Post-professional doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.)
- Dr. Stephen Gleason
- Enrico Fazzini D.O., Ph.D.
Enrico Fazzini, is a neurologist. He is considered an expert on Parkinson's disease and has published numerous research publications on the subject, and been involved in a number of clinical trails for new pharmaceutical treatments for Parkinson's. He attended University of Osteopathic Medicine...
- Ivan Raimi
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- William G. Anderson
William G. Anderson D.O., , was the first African-American who was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association for twenty years where he also served as president...