Mike Zimmerman

Hometown: Stanton, IA
Undergrad School: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Major: Biology
Age: 25
Class: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – Class of 2013


Were you surprised by anything in the program?

I was surprised about all the different roads my classmates and I took to get here, we have students from all different backgrounds. This helps promote our learning experience by using the experiences of my classmates to advance my learning.

How is DMU family friendly?

I am married with a 1-year old son. DMU provides a very inviting family atmosphere with all the campus activities being family friendly.

Extracurricular activities:

I am involved in Student Government and enjoy working in the Iowa Simulation Lab but I also love spending time with my family and classmates. We like to get together and go out to eat, play friendly sporting events or just go to the movies. There is never a dull moment.

Why DMU?

I chose DMU because the first time I came to the campus the facilities and faculty just amazed me and I just knew that I belonged at DMU.

Career objectives:

My dream job would be working in a multi-specialty group and having a focus on trauma surgery.

Favorite thing about Des Moines:

My favorite thing about Des Moines is that is has a small town feel but also has all the amenities of any big city.