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DMU signs partnership with Buena Vista to help students interested in health care


Des Moines University and Buena Vista University announced a new partnership to create enhanced pathways for BVU students seeking medical and health sciences careers. The partnership will include three reserved seats annually for BVU students in DMU’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. The seats are available to the most competitive BVU students in terms of GPA, demonstrated hours of relevant observational or work experiences, positive recommendations from BVU faculty and other academic achievements. Qualifying BVU students will be able to earn credits concurrently at BVU and in one of four DMU degree programs: Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Public Health. BVU students who meet DMU’s admission requirements are guaranteed interviews for consideration of admission to seven DMU programs, as long as interview slots are available: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor (Ph.D.) of Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Anatomy and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. The partnership agreement takes effect immediately.

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