Des Moines University is committed to developing strategic partnerships to address health issue around the world. In furtherance of that mission, the Des Moines University Department of Global Health provides students, faculty, alumni and others an opportunity to gain real-world experience in international medicine. The department offers experiences and electives in eleven countries on four continents.
Each year students become more involved in international health care. Nationally, 30 to 40 percent of all medical students go overseas at some time during their medical education. DMU’s international experiences provide a breadth of cultural, social, political and clinical experiences that are not available within the United States.