Des Moines University

College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)


3200 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50312

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

As a student at Des Moines University's College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, you will spend the first year studying the basic medical sciences alongside students in the osteopathic medicine program, followed by specialization in the foot and ankle during the second year. In this way, you are trained as a physician first, then as a foot and ankle specialist. Graduates enjoy opportunities to enter highly renowned residency programs in prestigious hospitals and clinics throughout the U.S. Averages for 2009 incoming students: Overall GPA 3.35; science GPA 3.24. MCAT score 23. Class size 57. First year student:faculty ratio is 7:1.


The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Des Moines University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Assoc

International Student Requirements:

International students must meet all SEVIS requirements for studying in the U.S. Students who have completed their undergraduate work outside the U.S. are encouraged to spend at least one year studying in the U.S. prior to attending DMU.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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