Let your students experience medical school!
The Community Ambassador Program (CAP) at Des Moines University offers area students – grade school through college – a chance to learn about various health and medical issues.
This free, interactive program will provide a presentation in your classroom or create a hands-on field trip to our beautiful campus.
The Community Ambassador Program invites students to the DMU campus to participate in various educational activities, some of which are hands-on. We can accommodate visits from one hour to 6 hours.
Educational activities include
- Anatomical demonstrations of human organs
- EKG laboratory: students receive a graph of the electrical activity of their hearts
- Harvey, a state-of-the-art cardiovascular teaching mannequin: students can hear normal and abnormal heart sounds and feel arterial pulses
- Human Performance Laboratory: students receive a demonstration of how this lab captures human motion
- Microbiology: students learn how to identify various bacteria
- Osteopathic manual medicine: medical students demonstrate the techniques of osteopathic manipulation
- Standardized Performance and Assessment Laboratory: students learn how this lab is used to teach history and physical examination skills
The Des Moines University Community Ambassador Program offers educational presentations on scientific, medical and health-related topics as a free service to students – grade school through college – and community groups.
Available topics include
- Brain and spinal cord
- Breast cancer
- Cardiovascular disease
- Careers in the health professions
- Heart and circulation
- Osteopathic medicine
- Preventive medicine
- Respiratory system
- Other requested medical/health topics
Let us help you
To schedule a classroom presentation or a campus visit, please contact the Community Ambassador Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-271-1668.