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Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

William Bensen, MA

Undergraduate Studies: BA in Music Education, South Dakota University in Brookings, SD

Graduate Studies: MA in Music, University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD

“Osteopathic medical education offers me a chance to use all of my skills and experiences, all of my interests and abilities, to do good in the world. DMU-COM offers me a collaborative learning community that I love to take part in every day. I have background and experience as an educator, so I deeply appreciate our dedicated faculty, who love to teach, as well as the amazing facilities in which we learn and practice our developing skills. As someone who has been a leader inside and outside of academic contexts, I also really value the responsive administration at DMU—as well as the opportunities for authentic student leadership here. Most of all, my osteopathic medical education at DMU is enabling me to connect with patients more meaningfully than I had ever thought possible. The deep integration of osteopathic principles and practice at DMU will enable me to be the physician that my patients need.”