Campus Life

As Iowa's capital city, Des Moines is a hub of government action, business activity and cultural affairs. With a Metro population of almost 700,000, Des Moines is a bustling metropolis and is ranked seventh among the “Best Places to Live” by U.S. News for 2020-21. Even with the big city bustle, we're extremely proud of our small-town atmosphere. Our community offers quality schools, superb public services, and friendly neighborhoods. Affordable housing, one of the nation's shortest commute times, and an increasingly diverse population, make Des Moines a wonderful place to live, work and visit. Truly the best of both worlds! 

Learn more about life in Des Moines by visiting Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium

Schedule a visit

The best way to discover more about the Des Moines branch campus is to come for a personal visit. 

Students are welcome at any time of year. Key leaders, educators, and staff are all available during a visit. Campus tours are led by current students, who can show key areas of the hospitals, the educational facilities, and the living space and support facilities provided to students in Des Moines.

To arrange a visit, contact

Wendi Kruger

Housing and Amenities

Students rotating in Des Moines receive free housing in a private apartment with free internet access and meal support.  Housing is provided at the InnTowner Apartments on the Iowa Methodist Medical Center campus with free parking nearby. There is free, 24/7 access to both the adjacent fitness center and the Health Sciences Library.