Alumni in the military

Written by Barb Boose, guest blogger & editor of ‘DMU Magazine’ As we reflect on the year that’s ending and the new one ahead, it’s a good time to remember the men and women serving our country here and abroad. Many Des Moines University alumni have served or are serving in the military, including Walter […]

— Seth Stevenson

Alumni all around

If you’ve been around me at all in the last few weeks, you probably have gotten annoyed at my sniffling and coughing. ‘Tis the season apparently. After a course of antibiotics knocked my sinus infection down (but not out, apparently) my sniffling turned to a horrendous, never-ending cough that wore me out. My dad (’92 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Career outlook

Good news, P.T., P.A. & M.H.A. students or prospective students! U.S. News & World Report picked health policy specialist, physician assistant and physical therapist to be included in their ’30 best careers for 2009′ list.

— Courtney Tompkins

‘Tis the season for giving

Every year DMU students throw a holiday party for residents at the House of Mercy. House of Mercy is an organization sponsored by Mercy Medical Center to assist at-risk women and children. This year’s party was organized by the Pediatrics Club, Women’s Medical Association & American College of Family Practice groups at DMU. The three […]

— Courtney Tompkins

PA students in the holiday spirit

Huge pat on the back to DMU PA students who took time out of studying to volunteer in the spirit of Christmas cheer! On Dec. 7 a group of students visited nursing homes to cheer up residents. The following weekend a group rang the bell and sung Christmas carols around the Salvation Army collection kettle. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

YUM! Food Paradise here in Iowa

If the thought of a warm cinnamon roll covered in delicious frosting gets your mouth watering, you’ll have to try Iowa’s Machine Shed restaurant! The Travel Channel’s show “Food Paradise” has selected the Machine Shed as part of their ‘Best Breakfast in America’ list. The Register reported this great news today.  A great restaurant for […]

— Seth Stevenson

PT deadline looming – apply now!

The deadline for our Doctor of Physical Therapy program is less than one month away! Individuals who want to apply for the class beginning August 2009 must e-submit their application through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) by 10:50 p.m. (central time) on Thursday, January 15, 2009. PTCAS can be accessed by visiting www.ptcas.org. […]

— Gina Smith

How tweet it is!

You’re probably looking at this photo thinking, “Why would those people wear such silly sweaters, let alone three of the same?” Well, those are just three of the 80+ people that attended last night’s Epic Ugly Sweater Party at Impromptu Studio, one of many Tweetups in the Des Moines area that happen pretty regularly. This Tweetup, however, was […]

— David Lay

Mourning a great teacher

I do not know much about Roxane Joens-Matre, but with few encounters, it was apparent she enjoyed teaching, which made me enjoy my online class in Social and Behavioral Science with her. She made the time to help many of us on our final project; she organized conference calls to help us sort out our […]

— Tea Nguyen

Interview tips

I was listening in on the residency forum provided by Sigma Sigma Phi where they rounded up current/graduated residents in different programs. One student asked the panel, “What makes for a bad impression from an interviewee?” The answers not only apply to interviews for residency spots but also for prospective students interviewing for medical school […]

— Tea Nguyen

Cool upcoming events

On Saturday, buy handmade items directly from the artist/crafter/photographer at Craft Saturday on Dec. 6, noon-7, 216 4th St. in Des Moines. This is a regular event. I’ve gone and it’s really fun with great stuff. Check it out! Enjoy 3+ miles of Christmas lights at Jolly Holiday Lights @ Water Works Park on Fleur Dr. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Wait a year or proceed directly to med school?

Recently I have been talking with some of my senior undergraduate friends about the medical school application process. A lot of them have submitted through AACOMAS and/or AMCAS and are starting to fill out the secondary forms and schedule interviews. As a veteran of that process, they have come to me asking for advice about […]

— Jeremy DeFoe

Set, spike, scored $$$ for kids

Two DMU student clubs (The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Student National Podiatric Medical Association) recently hosted a volleyball tournament to raise money for Camp Hertko Hollow, a summer camp for children with diabetes.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU partners with Polk Co. Health Dept. for free foot care clinic

Students from DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and physicians from the DMU’s Foot & Ankle Institute will provide foot assessments, simple treatments and diabetes-screenings December 16, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Polk County Health Department, 1907 Carpenter Ave. in Des Moines. They will also offer foot braces, shoe inserts or referrals for further […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Research spotlight: Roxane Joens-Matre

In memoriam Dr. Roxane Joens-Matre was an Assistant Professor at Des Moines University in the Master of Public Health Program specializing in health promotion. Facts about Dr. Joens-Matre: My Education: Dr. Joens-Matre received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Physical Education from Iowa State University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy […]

— Seth Stevenson