Des Moines University Secondary Application

Des Moines University Secondary Essay Prompts

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Prompts have been updated May 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)


  • There are no secondary essay prompts at this time.

Primary Deadline: Usually around Mar 1st
Application Deadline
: Unknown (Try to turn your secondaries around within two weeks after receiving)
Secondary Fee: None
FAP Waiver: No
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates:

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:

To improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate health professionals.

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Vision:

Des Moines University will:

  • Emerge as a national leader in healthcare education with vision and focus on training the health care leaders and workforce of the future
  • Be a cultivator of distinctive faculty and student researchers who discover and disseminate new knowledge
  • Provide high-quality patient care and educational experiences dedicated to improving health and wellness
  • Be a leader in community service and will convene key stakeholders, coalitions and partners on policy issues to support the well-being of our community

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Values:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Honesty
  • Inclusiveness
  • Wellness