One of distinguishing marks of an education at Des Moines University is the collaborative campus atmosphere. Second-year medical students volunteer to help first-year students gain mastery of the required sciences by providing tutoring at no cost. Along with the peer-tutoring program, half of the students in the second-year class serve as OMM teaching assistants, thereby reinforcing their own skills while transferring knowledge to others.
I got involved with peer tutoring because I like to teach and it’s a great way to review what you learned your first year.
Leah Brandon, D.O.’12, tutor
After going through some of the courses in my first year, I know there are times that the information is overwhelming. Having someone just help you walk through it and describe it in another way can help the students get through the information and also learn it, rather than memorizing it.
Chase Ungs, D.O.’12, tutor