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 leader in innovative podiatric medical education that promotes lifelong learning.
- Research: The College will be a cultivator of distinctive faculty and student researchers who discover and disseminate new knowledge.
- Clinical: The College will provide high quality patient care and educational experiences dedicated to improving health and wellness.
- Policy and Service: The College will be a policy consultant and resource for those engaged in community transformation.