Des Moines University Reviews of Doctorates in Health Sciences

  • 9 Reviews
  • Des Moines (IA)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,102
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Des Moines University
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Campus was nice and clean. Attracts a very focused group of students, ready to study hard. Coursework is very challenging and tests are intense..but it's medical school, so I guess you'd expect it to be. Campus life is really close, they care about your family as well. Significant others are always invited to events and given opportunities to join clubs themselves. They work hard to get you great clinical opportunities too."
Brian Doherty
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I began my education at DMU in August of 2015. I have been very pleased with my education so far. My fellow students and staff are excellent. I would recommend checking out our program if you are interested in Osteopathic Medicine."
Samantha Tyler
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Des Moines University offers so many opportunities to shape students into fantastic future physicians."
Kristin Randa
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I am currently pursing a degree in osteopathic medicine (DO) at Des Moines University. My decision to attend DMU was based on my interaction with the current students during my interview. Out of the 9 schools I interviewed at, they had the most positive attitudes and welcomed the prospective students. This attitude has been carried into my current class. Our class is incredibly supportive of each other and encourages each other to succeed. During our courses, we are able to interact with students in different programs (MSA, DPM) and gain an understanding of what it will be like to work with different professions. In addition, our professors truly want us to succeed and make sure to be available whenever they are needed. Several professors come back to campus in the evening to answer questions the night before an exam. Our Dean is very involved in our education and every department is approachable and helpful. One the other deciding factors to come to DMU was the campus and its resources. DMU has a wonderful gym with classes available, a recently remodeled library with ample study areas, tutoring services, and counseling services. Medical school has been more emotionally draining then I have ever imagined it could be; but feel my success has been made possible by my professors and peers. DMU is not in my ideal location and it is more expensive than other DO schools; however, these cons are minor when compared to the quality education I know I am receiving."
Erin Young
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I am currently enrolled in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University, and I absolutely love it. The coursework is rigorous, but manageable if you work hard and utilize the resources provided to you by the school. I moved to the area from my home that is located pretty far away, and I have encountered nothing but welcoming faculty/peers and accommodating administration. I honestly cannot think of any cons that apply to me personally, but I have heard from fellow students that they wish public transportation was "better." However, many of these students moved to Des Moines from areas with a high walking-commute population (ie., New York City), and didn't even need a car. The transportation system (DART) is free for students, and many students who didn't bring a car with them to school simply live across from campus and walk to class. The pros are far more numerous, and I could talk for days about the open-door accessibility of the faculty/professors, the accolades awarded to various departments, programs, and colleges within DMU, as well as the affordability of living in Des Moines. Overall, I would choose this graduate program again and again."
Landon Frost
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Des Moines University provides me with excellent resources for success. They are a boards focused school and put up scores above average for both DO and MD programs. Hands down the best DO school that I interviewed at. The faculty was on my side from the moment I walked into the admissions office. Because there are no undergrads on campus, there is a very professional feel. (For example, there are no rules about no eating in the library or auditorium. We are expected to act and behave on a higher level.) They have an active diversity program focused on promoting understanding and acceptance of peers and future patients with different cultural backgrounds. There is very good support for students with families. They have a mother's room for my wife if she needs to feed my baby in privacy while she's visiting me. They also have an active spouse support group that does weekly activities. This is the best school to go to if you have a family."
Mirza Baig
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Nice and peaceful city surrounded by a lot of things that students could do in their free time. Professors are always there to help you with an open door policy. This is one the best things about this school."
Kimberly Knight
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Overall, my experience as a DMU student has been great. I am a distance learner and feel as though the program is just as competitive and effective as traditional school settings."
Courtney Ha
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Program itself is always evolving to stay current with the latest technology and information. Professors are easily accessible and always willing to meet/talk with students. Des Moines is very small if you're used to a bigger city. There are things to do just not as much in comparison to a higher population area."