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

Student Spotlight - Kathleen Wong

Kathleen's Story

"My experiences showed me how important it was to have a primary care doctor and drove me to pursue a career in which I could promote preventative care... Unsurprisingly, I fell in love with Family Medicine and never looked back."

Kathleen Wong, D.O., Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2024 Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Read more about Kathleen 's story
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Amela's Story

“In my native country, it can be difficult to get a higher education, especially as a woman. This has made me appreciate and understand the opportunity I have been given at Midwestern University.”

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Renier's Story

“I feel privileged to occupy the position I have today here at Midwestern University. As a young kid who grew up in Puerto Rico, I never thought that I would become a professor and teach at an institution like this.”

Charles Wilson

Charlie's Story

"I’ve never worked in a clinic that offers so much support for patients in the community. The opportunity to care for patients in such a collaborative environment makes MWU a truly special place."

News at Midwestern

Midwestern University Faculty is the Second Woman to Become President of the American Osteopathic Association

Teresa A. Hubka, DO, is named AOA President for 2024

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High School Students Explore Healthcare Fields on Downers Grove Campus

Second Health Careers Institute provides teens with mentorship, opportunity to explore facilities, and hands-on informational sessions

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International Health Club Encourages Students to Explore Global Issues

Students attending Midwestern University have several opportunities to learn about and participate in global health initiatives and international medicine.

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Midwestern University Events

Diabetes Basics

Part of the Midwestern University Community Health Lecture Series 8-12-24.


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Breast Health, Self-Exams, and Lymphedema

Part of the Midwestern University Community Health Lecture Series 9-9-24


Glendale-Foothills Branch Library


Ward E. Perrin, D.O. In Person Clinical Refresher Course & Alumni Reunion Weekend

Save the Date for the in person 77th annual Ward E. Perrin, D.O. Clinical Refresher Course (CRC) & Alumni Reunion Weekend

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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.