Explore your way at Discover DMU Day July 2

June 29, 2008 —

(Des Moines, IA) – We’re not big fans of boring tours and monotonous presentations, plus that wouldn’t represent our school very well. So we instead came up with Discover DMU Day, a dynamic, hands-on, action-packed, open house-style event for prospective students.

Discover DMU Day is exactly as the name describes – a way for you to personally experience the unique and exciting Des Moines University, or DMU as we call it. As the 15th largest medical school in the country and one of only a few premiere schools entirely devoted to medical and health-related degrees, we’re sure you’ll like what you see. So come discover DMU on July 2.

From 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., the doors will be open to anyone interested in pursuing one of the nine graduate degrees we offer. All medical and health-related programs can be discussed while you explore, observe and investigate our school.

“If you’re a current undergrad student interested in a career in health care, an advisor to undergraduate students or a professional interested in a health-related master’s degree, you’re invited to Discover DMU,” explained Margie Gehringer, director of enrollment at Des Moines University. “You can choose what interests you most and prioritize where to spend your time while visiting our campus.”

Des Moines University president, Governor Terry Branstad, and college deans will speak at 2 p.m. and a health professions fair will begin at 4 p.m. In between those times, visitors can spend time checking out aspects of the school that interest them.

Some of the options for discovery include a chance to examine the lifelike human simulators, discover the high tech analysis used in the Human Performance Lab and sit in on a suturing session or laparoscope demonstration. Also an option is the chance to experience the simulated clinical setting students train in before entering a real clinic. Demonstrations of casting and osteopathic manipulative medicine will also be ongoing through the afternoon. Current DMU students will be on hand to answer questions and ensure visitors don’t get lost.

For more information call 515.271.1456 or visit www.dmu.edu/rsvp/discoverDMU to reserve a spot. Attendance is free.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

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