Midwestern University

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Inspiring and Interdisciplinary Healthcare Education.

Midwestern University. Tomorrow’s Healthcare Team.

Academic Excellence

Learn from award winning faculty, practice at our University-owned clinics and be Day-One-Ready for your healthcare career.
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The Midwestern University Clinics

Midwestern University's curriculum include working with faculty on real patients at our university-operated clinics.

A Hands-on Learning Environment

Practice at our 10 University-Operated Clinics

Students get the patient experience necessary to help launch their successful healthcare careers.

Fully-licensed practitioners and graduate-level students work together to provide compassionate, quality healthcare using the latest technology in our state-of-the-art clinic facilities.

A true hands-on experience that enhances the MWU educational experience.

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One Health Official Definition

The collaborative effort of multiple health science professions, together with their related disciplines and institutions-working locally, nationally, and globally-to attain optimal health for people, animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment.

Learn More About Midwestern's Commitment to One Health

"The health of humans, animals, and our environment are connected. One Health is the understanding of how the choices we make that impact humanity, the creatures we live with, and the planet we live upon are vital for the sustainability of all."

Mariah Zeigler, D.V.M., M.P.H., DACVPM, Assistant Professor, Public Health Program

One Health is the lens through which we view interprofessional education.

Stats & Facts

Things to consider when evaluating healthcare education options.

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Student-to-Faculty Ratios (average across both campuses)

Small class sizes help make the classroom experience more up-close and personal.

Stories from Midwestern University

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Miriam's Story

"I am a mother of a child with special needs, a woman who overcame homelessness, and a first-generation immigrant college student, ready to embrace the role of a dentist and advocate for people from all walks of life."

Miriam Villa, Dental Medicine Program, Class of 2027 College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Read more about Miriam 's story
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Clemence 's Story

"I would like my students to understand the bigger picture and practice critical thinking. I would like them to have a global view of things before narrowing it down."

Clemence Chako, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., M.P.H., DACVIM College of Veterinary Medicine Read more about Clemence 's story
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Laina's Story

"I loved the mentorship offered in the O.T.D. program. I felt so comfortable during the interviews, and I could tell that the faculty cared about students as individuals, not just as students."

Lauren Sbarbaro.

Lauren's Story

"I also want students to develop a strong sense of self and become someone they can rely on. I say to our students, you’re about to find out what you’re capable of."

Lauren Sbarbaro, Psy.D., LADC, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences College of Health Sciences, Downers Grove Campus Read more about Lauren 's story

News at Midwestern

Week Around the World Showcases Diversity at Midwestern University

Events display the various cultures at the University

  • AZ - Glendale
  • IL - Downers Grove

Geriatrics Club Assists Saratoga Retirement Home Residents

Students gain real-world experience caring for geriatric patients

  • IL - Downers Grove

Clinical Psychology Students Receive Internship Matches

Students selected for internships locally and cross-country

  • IL - Downers Grove
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Midwestern University Events

Why Social Isolation and Loneliness are Public Health Issues

Presented by Tiffany Hughes, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., FGSA, Assistant Professor, Public Health, College of Graduate Studies


Glendale-Foothills Branch Library, 19055 North 57th Avenue

Chippin' In for Students Golf Classic

Join Midwestern University at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton for a fun day-long golf outing benefitting the MWU Student Scholarship Fund.


Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton, IL

Campus Locations

Two Great Campuses. Unlimited Possibilities.
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Illinois Downers Grove

Located just 25 miles west of Chicago. Students can study and live in the comfort and safety of a 105-acre campus in the suburbs and can practice at our University-owned clinics located just 10 minutes away.

Arizona campus
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Arizona Glendale

Located just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Students can study and live on our sprawling 143-acre campus and practice at our University-owned clinics located just across the street.