Benedictine University Announces Partnership with Des Moines University to Expand Healthcare Career Opportunities for Students

Jun 11, 2024 | Announcements, College of Science and Health, Mesa Campus

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Benedictine University (BenU) is proud to announce a new collaboration with Des Moines University (DMU) to provide its students with a direct pathway to successful careers in medicine and health sciences.

“Benedictine University is thrilled to join forces with Des Moines University to enhance our students’ opportunities in medical and health sciences careers,” states Joseph Foy, PhD, president of Benedictine University. “This collaboration underscores our dedication to academic excellence and creating pathways for students to reach their academic and professional aspirations. With guaranteed interview slots, concurrent degree options, and reserved seats in DMU’s esteemed programs, we are providing our students with the skills and chances they need to become future healthcare leaders.”

This strategic partnership offers a multitude of benefits for BenU students, including:

  • Guaranteed Interview Opportunities: Qualified BenU graduates will be guaranteed interviews for admission into several of DMU’s prestigious programs, including Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), and more.
  • Streamlined Degree Options: The agreement facilitates the pursuit of concurrent degrees, allowing BenU students to earn their undergraduate degree while beginning coursework relevant to their chosen DMU graduate program.
  • Priority Admission Consideration: A designated number of seats will be reserved for BenU graduates in DMU’s Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OT) programs.

This collaboration aligns with BenU’s mission to empower students from all backgrounds to pursue their passions and serve their communities. Like DMU, BenU places a strong emphasis on increasing diversity within the healthcare workforce. The University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology program is specifically designed to address this critical need by creating opportunities for underrepresented minorities in healthcare professions.

“Through this innovative partnership, BenU students will gain a significant advantage in their pursuit of healthcare careers,” concluded Dr. Foy. “We are confident that this alliance will produce future generations of compassionate and skilled healthcare leaders.”

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