Des Moines Campus

The Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium, Inc. serves as the designated University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine branch campus. The Des Moines campus facilitates undergraduate medical education clinical clerkships, advanced pathway training, and other electives among the Des Moines participating institutions.

Their mission is to provide the highest quality training across the medical education continuum to meet the health care needs of Iowans.

Training and educational programs:

  • Summer research opportunities for rising first-year students
  • Full core clerkship training and individual clerkship training
  • Advanced pathway training rotations
  • Health Care Policy Advocacy elective for fourth-year students as part of the Healthcare Delivery Science, Management, and Policy Distinction Track
  • Public Health Medicine elective
  • Graduate Medical Education rotation opportunities

Campus Life Core Clerkships Electives and Research

Why Des Moines?

  • Provides students with the opportunity to observe and work with different patient populations in a community-based setting.
  • Allows for more hands-on experiences in clinical settings due to smaller number of students.
  • Offers outstanding small group, case-based learning sessions.
  • Affords students the opportunity to work with accomplished, dedicated teaching faculty and quality resident physician teachers.
  • Provides supplemental training in ACLS, bedside ultrasound, moderate sedation, EKGs, and expanded EBM training.
  • Offers students an opportunity to live and work in a more urban area.
  • Provides students with housing and additional amenities at no cost.