Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jaimi Gaarder

Undergraduate Studies: BS in Health Promotion Science, University of St. Thomas
“I chose osteopathic medical education because of its philosophy and dedication to teaching how to treat and diagnose the patient as a whole.  I feel that in conjunction with my studies, osteopathic manual medicine is an added tool in my doctor’s bag.  I love attending DMU-COM because of the great atmosphere and amazing staff and faculty.  I feel at home here, and it is amazing that the teachers are willing to walk around campus the night before a test to answer questions.  I hope that as a DO, I will be able to continue to guide the future of osteopathic medicine by teaching future medical students or residents.  I would like to provide patient-centered care to all my patients throughout my career.”