Binyamin Rothstein applied to and was accepted to the Des Moines Osteopathic Medical School after his graduation from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Rothstein had been awarded the prestigious Health Profession Scholarship Program which provided him with a full scholarship to medical school in exchange for 3 years of military service as a physician. Des Moines University is the second oldest osteopathic medical school in the United States and is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Founded in 1898, Des Moines University was originally known as the Dr. A.T. Still College and Infirmary of Osteopathy & Surgery. Going through several name changes over the years, including the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery and the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, the Dietz Diagnostic Center opened in 1971, and added the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and the College of Biological Sciences in 1980.Binyamin Rothstein entered the University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Des Moines University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine consistently maintains the highest academic standards. The class of 2017 had an average overall GPA of 3.68 and an average science GPA of 3.68. Enrollees at Des Moines University must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a preference for a major in biology or chemistry. Enrollees must pass a criminal background check for each year of enrollment and before matriculation. The University offers 9 academic programs: the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) earned by Dr. Binyamin Rothstein, and degrees including the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.), Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), and 6 other Medical certifications.