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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Brooke's Story

“I will be focusing on my patients’ eyes, but in turn, I need to remember that they are a whole, and their whole health is important.”

Brooke Major, Chicago College of Optometry, Class of 2025 and Master of Science in Precision Medicine graduate Chicago College of Optometry (CCO) Read more about Brooke 's story
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
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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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Brad's Story

One of my main goals and the goal of most university professors is to teach students how to think, how to question, and how to evaluate professional treatments and assessments in different ways. That’s how they advance in various treatments and assessment

Brad MacNeil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences College of Health Sciences, Glendale Campus Read more about Brad 's story

News at Midwestern

Groovin’ in the Grove Race Returns May 4

Registration open for event participation

  • IL - Downers Grove

Etiquette Workshop Provides Students with Instruction for Networking Situations

Students prepare for various scenarios in networking situations

  • IL - Downers Grove

CCOM Students Arrange Sign Language Training Sessions for Midwestern University Community

Students add on an additional method of communication with future patients

  • IL - Downers Grove
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Midwestern University Events

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

MWU SOTA is hosting a wheelchair basketball tournament with student teams participating. Proceeds from event will be donated to Synergy Adaptive Athletics.


Recreation and Wellness Hall Gym

Groovin’ in the Grove 5k

Run or walk the Downers Grove Campus and help raise money for charity.


Recreation and Wellness Hall Gym

A Behavioral Approach for Addressing Problematic Social Media Use

Presented by Brad MacNeil, Ph.D., R. Psyche, CHE, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences, College of Health Sciences


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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.