WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (May 31, 2024) — Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences congratulates more than 400 future health professionals who received their academic degrees on May 24, 2024. Local students and the degrees they completed are as follows:

Marissa Frisbie, Bettendorf, Iowa, 52722, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Abhishek Gowda, Moline, Illinois, 61265, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Louis Hill, Port Byron, Illinois, 61275, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Ryan Merideth, East Moline, Illinois, 61244, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Jordan Vollmer, Moline, Illinois, 61265, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Lauren Young, Davenport, Iowa, 52807, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Located in West Des Moines, part of Iowa's capital metro, Des Moines University offers ten graduate-level professional-degree programs in anatomy, biomedical sciences, health-care administration, occupational therapy, osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, physician-assistant studies, podiatric medicine, and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' scores on national examinations, pass-rates on board certifications, and match rates for medical residency programs are consistently higher than national averages and rates at peer institutions.

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