Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from September through April, starting at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. Meetings are held in Lecture Hall 1 in the Academic Center on the Des Moines University campus (see campus map and driving directions).
2013-2014 Exploring Post meetings
Kick off meeting! Welcome! This will be the first meeting of the year and EVERYONE is invited to attend! There will be introductions, information, an application packet, as well as a program. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this introductory meeting.
Program: Get a firsthand look at being a doctor! Current DMU medical students will be assisting us for the evening and will be able to walk you through what got them to this place in their medical career, show you ‘What’s in a doctor’s bag?’, and much more. Hope to see you there, and bring your friends!!
Dr. Mike Zeller from Iowa State University will present tonight’s program. Dr. Zeller is an excellent presenter and will break down DNA, its extraction, and even give students a hands-on opportunity to take part. Business for the evening will be registering those students coming to Post for the first time and discussing officer opportunities and elections.
Live! From the Heart. Founded by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL, this program features a video of an actual open heart surgery. Each student will receive a Student Investigation Packet and will take the journey with the patient through the eyes of the cardiologist. Not for the squeamish!
Physical Therapy – We’ll have faculty and current students from DMU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program on campus to share information about the career of physical therapy. There will be demonstrations of physical therapy techniques and exercises, discussions about the profession, and Q/A sessions with current students and faculty. In addition, we will demonstrate DMU’s Human Performance Lab (HPL) – a 3-D motional analysis lab located in the DMU PT clinic. The HPL allows students and faculty to record human movement in a three dimensional space, while also collecting data on ground reaction forces and muscle exertion. The lab is used for teaching, research and patient diagnosis.
Podiatry- When most people think of podiatry, they think ‘feet’. There is SO much more to being a podiatrist than just feet. We’ll be spotlighting this unique and fascinating health occupation tonight with 2 hands on activities. First, students will get the chance to learn about casting techniques and even try them out themselves in the orthotic casting lab. Second, the group will learn about what a podiatrist really is, view a procedure, and make incision markings on one another.
No meeting due to Thanksgiving break.
No meeting due to the Christmas Eve holiday.