Learn about craniofacial birth defects, care they require

Dylan’s Smile, DMU bring together expert panel for free event open to public (Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to Des Moines University Friday, May 8 at noon to learn about craniofacial birth defect treatments and the medical care they require. The event is free and open to all. “Most people do not understand […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Get to know your admissions counselor

If you’re at DMU, applying to DMU or have requested info on DMU on the D.O., anatomy or biomedical sciences program, you’ve probably talked to Jamie. Read more about  Jamie’s job.  The admission staff (or called the Enrollment Management department) is an awesome bunch. I’m sure you probably already know that if you’ve ever inquired […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Stats on our state

hey all, The Des Moines Register had a ‘Good News’ section Sunday with great stats on our state. Check it out here.

— Courtney Tompkins

New session of Pilates

Want to strengthen your core muscles and increase flexibility? Pilates is a low-impact physical fitness routine for men and women that improves balance and posture.  Pilates classes at Des Moines University are taught by Des Moines University physical therapist Kari Smith, exercise physiologist Carol Ruby and Kristen Strong who is Stott-certified in mat Pilates. Sessions […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The city I love

hey all, I ran across this great PDF about Des Moines & thought you’d enjoy seeing it. Also, if you visit the DMU Facebook page you can add to a list of fave. places to eat ’round here!

— Courtney Tompkins

world malaria day

As an American, when I fall asleep I mostly worry about what I’ll wear the next day, whether I remembered to start the dishwasher and if I’m overscheduled the next day. Poor me.  Imagine living in a country where going to sleep brings the worry of a mosquito bite leading to malaria. Today, April 25 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Bike or run? Get tuned up!

Whether you wear those tight lil shorts and pedal ’round town or tie on your tennis shoes and tear down a trail, you should have care tailored to your sport. The DMU Running & Cycling Clinic combines physical therapy expertise with the awesome technology of the Human Performance Lab and whaaalaaa, you have a place […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Five national AACOM awards for DMU marketing team

(Des Moines, IA) –The Des Moines University (DMU) Marketing & Communications department was recently honored with five national awards from the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The awards honored the simulation center video as first place in the ‘best multimedia’ category, chose www.dmu.edu as the first-place winner in the ‘best website’ category […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Bone marrow month

In recognition of Bone Marrow Month, I felt it would be appropriate to share my friend’s story about his battle with leukemia. He’s a strapping young man and was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 25, just two years ago. When I first heard about this, I went straight to the internet to learn […]

— Tea Nguyen

My special someone

 I catch up with my cousin over the phone once a week and we talk about family, friends, boys, bars, her job and my school. I always enjoy our chat because it gives me some perspective. When you’re in med school and all your friends are in med school, it’s easy to get caught up […]

— Kendall Conder

DMU, YMCA to offer special preview of HBO's "The Alzheimer's Project"

Des Moines, IA – Des Moines University and The YMCA of Greater Des Moines will provide a public preview of the new HBO documentary series, “The Alzheimer’s Project,” on Monday, May 4, 5-7 p.m. The screening will be held in Des Moines University Academic Center, lecture hall 3, 3440 Grand Ave., Des Moines.  It will be hosted by […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU club seeks mobility equipment for donation

(Des Moines) - The Des Moines University Physical Therapy Club is, again, working toward better health around the world. As part of All-Iowa Wheels For The World (AIWFTW), the club will be collecting wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and jogging strollers. All equipment donated to AIWFTW is repaired, if needed, and distributed to Third-World countries. To […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What’re those crazy students up to?

If you saw students dressed as KISS, wearing hands like the HULK or calling themselves Membrane Attack Complex, what would you think they were up to? If you guessed playing dodgeball, you’re correct! To see photos of this crazy event, plus see how many showed up early Saturday morning to help out with The Project’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The plan for a healthy county

If you’d like to know more about the plan to make Polk County a healthier place, visit www.healthypolk.org or attend the May 9 event! This initiative is led by the Polk County Health Department. Be a fan of them on Facebook to get their updates!

— Courtney Tompkins

Awesome event comin’ up!

This event is open to students, staff, faculty and the public. Everyone can learn! Plus, it’s free to attend. There’s a cafeteria near the auditorium if you want to grab lunch to eat during the event.

— Courtney Tompkins

It’s the theatre, dahling!

Last night I enjoyed a lovely evening out with my sisters & mom. I’d won tickets from the Des Moines Register to see  the Des Moines Playhouse‘s Thoroughly Modern Millie. It was delightful. Such a nice evening out. You can get a ticket for $20 which makes quite a cheap night of live theatre. The […]

— Courtney Tompkins

weekend plans?

Have you figured out what you’re doin this weekend? If not, let me make a few suggestions… On Friday you can head to the Vaudeville Mews and catch some local bands. These aren’t just any bands, either… They’re partially the work of our multi-talented students!  Pumptown will play at 7 p.m….A folk/country/rock group made up by […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Hear first-hand account of Holocaust at Des Moines University

Des Moines, IA – It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. With this in mind, Des Moines’ Peter Pintus, a Holocaust survivor, will share his stories and memories on April 21 at noon at Des Moines University. The public is invited to attend this free event […]

— Courtney Tompkins

who are you in just a few

Six words. Can you describe yourself in only six words?  Smith Magazine created the six-word memoir idea. Some are very poetic or heartfelt like “He, open book; I, an illiterate.” and others are funny like “All of a sudden, I’m “old.”” Some like “And then I started getting paranoid.” make me wonder what the backstory is  […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Live tunes

A few large announcements have me excited about summer concerts outdoors! 80-35 is a large annual music festival in Des Moines held the weekend of July 4th. Last year it was a blast. Headliners were The Flaming Lips & The Roots. This week they announced 11 of the acts. See the list here. Also announced […]

— Courtney Tompkins