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Join the 21st Century Healthcare Team at Midwestern University

Healthcare education is what we do. We're an established leader with an exciting vision for the future. Midwestern University offers programs that give you solid footing in the sciences, extensive hands-on experience in outstanding clinical rotations, and a compassionate perspective toward your patients.

You'll learn side-by-side with students in other health professions, modeling the team approach to 21st century healthcare practice. And you'll learn from faculty mentors who are dedicated to preparing their future colleagues for the realities of patient care. Our graduates are found in leading hospitals, private practices, laboratories, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities across the United States.

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Our Approach to Academics

Mission & Vision

Midwestern University's historical and sustaining philosophy dedicates the institution and its resources to the highest standards of academic excellence to meet the educational needs of the healthcare community.

Our Leadership

Midwestern University’s success and growth can be directly attributed to its dedicated leadership team. In concert with the Board of Trustees, the University’s leaders work to develop academic programs, educational experiences, and clinical services that are at the forefront of healthcare education and patient care. 

Our History

Midwestern University has a proud and impressive history. Founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery by J. Martin Littlejohn, Ph.D., D.O., M.D. (1865-1947), the organization was incorporated in Chicago, Illinois, to train physicians in a not-for-profit environment.

One Health Initiative

Explore how the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

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Practice collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to maximize human health.


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Discover the interconnection of human and animal pathology and healthcare.


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Explore how elements of our ecosystem affect human and animal health.



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