College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) was established in 1981 as one of the colleges of Des Moines University. As the profession’s first college within a health sciences university, CPMS provides a unique opportunity for students and the podiatric medical profession to focus on the delivery of podiatric medical services as an integral part of the health care team.
To educate a diverse group of highly competent and compassionate podiatric health professionals to improve lives in our global community.
- Education: The College will be a model for innovative podiatric medical education, committed to training leaders of the profession and podiatric physicians of the future.
- Research: The College will be a cultivator of distinctive faculty and student researchers who discover and disseminate new knowledge.
- Clinic: Des Moines University Foot and Ankle clinic will provide high quality patient care and educational experiences dedicated to improving health and wellness.
- Policy and Service: The College will continue to lead in select community service areas and advocate for policy issues that improve the well-being of our community and advance the podiatric profession.