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Weekend in Des Moines

Des Moines is a great place to be this weekend. Whether it’s your first weekend here, or you’ve been here all summer, there are plenty of things to keep you busy. Here are 5 things to check out: 1. Clive After Five This outdoor event features bands from 5-8 p.m. $5 gets you in with […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday Recipe: Pasta Primavera Salad

I don’t always feel like cooking dinner in the summer. If we’re not grilling out, I’m all about making meals that are light and fresh and don’t involve turning on the oven for long periods of time. This pasta salad is perfect whether you have a load of veggies from your garden or the farmer’s […]

— Andrea Cooley

Summer podiatry preview program

Last spring we invited interested students to apply for 6 available spots in the Summer Podiatry Preview, and imagine how impressed we were to receive nearly 60 applications! This new program is a 2-day preview for college students interested in learning more about podiatric medicine as a possible career choice. We welcomed our 6 students […]

— Gina Smith

Cookin’ up a storm!

I like to cook. When I say I like to cook, really I mean cater because I don’t like to cook for myself and I don’t really like to cook for two… I like cooking for parties of 10 or more. I recently set a record and cooked a three-course meal for thirty people. My […]

— Kendall Conder

Friday Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

If I’m actually going to take time to cook, I like to make something that has plenty of leftovers. These enchiladas last me and my husband for several meals–and they only get better with time! My goal is to make them Sunday so we can eat them during the week. To make the enchiladas even […]

— Andrea Cooley

Miscellaneous tidbits rattling ’round my head

There’s some great stuff going on at DMU, as usual, but I’m spread a bit thin getting ready for orientation so here’s a bunch of random things I’ve had floating in my brain…. Read about the new Memory Clinic at DMU. To see more about the Clinic and its offerings, visit dmuclinic.org. Des Moines was […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Tuneage

There have been an awesome assortment of concerts in Des Moines this summer. I’ve seen Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves, Gavin DeGraw, Collective Soul, Carolina Liar, Jason Brown, Love and Theft, Gloriana, Emerson Drive, Bucky Covington, John Michael Montgomery and Tracy Lawrence. The only truly important musical encounter, however, has been with the amazingness known as […]

— Kendall Conder

What can YOU do in two weeks?

The D.P.T. curriculum is three full years of non-stop excitement and fun. Unlike other programs on campus (ahem… D.O.s… ahem… D.P.M.s… ahem), we have classes scheduled straight through the summer. We do, however, get a two-week break at the beginning of June for some well deserved rest and relaxation. Not being a fan of rest […]

— Kendall Conder

Friday Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan

Vegetarian dishes don’t have to be flavorless or full of mysterious veggies with weird textures (I still can’t make myself eat tofu). This eggplant parmesan is simple (only 4 main ingredients) and delicious. If you’ve never tried eggplant or don’t think you like it, think again. With the tomatoes, garlic, and cheese you can’t even […]

— Andrea Cooley

The right way

The D.P.T. ’11s are currently working (or in my case, barely making it) through our upper extremity block. That means we’re studying anything and everything associated with the head, neck, shoulders, arms and chest. During a recent posture lab, it was discovered that I always hold my head with a slight tilt to the right. […]

— Kendall Conder

IHA golf outing

Last week several representatives from DMU attended the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) annual “Swinging for Scholars” golf outing. We sponsored a hole and distributed DMU golf towels, which turned out to be a useful tool on such a dreary day! And although the day started out cold and rainy, by late afternoon it was hot […]

— Gina Smith

Great coverage of rural health programs!

DMU has been working on launching four Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in Iowa. This is a great system for recruiting and retaining rural healthcare workers. Last week KCCI (page now removed) did a story on it. Dr. DeRegnier and Dr. Plundo are both grads. They also speak with a current student doing a rural medicine […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Community Gardens

Wouldn’t it be great to grow your own food in your apartment? Seems like I got stung by the gardening bee and have been adding to my balcony garden of goodies. I remember learning about New York’s urban gardening where a plot of dirt is hard to come by so folks use the rooftop of […]

— Tea Nguyen

Medical school grading system?

I found this interesting article (requires free registration) about one medical school that changed their grading system to pass/fail and the results are encouraging. Take a look at how students rate their psychological health, their satisfaction with the quality of their medical education and their personal life. So do you think DMU should also adopt […]

— Tea Nguyen

Friday Recipe: Turkey Tenderloin

Fire up the grill this weekend and enjoy some grilled turkey tenderloins. The best part about this recipe is it’s super simple. Make the marinade the night before and let the turkey soak up all the good flavors. All you have to do is through it on the grill and enjoy! Marinade Juice of 2 […]

— Andrea Cooley

DMU president, Gov. Branstad, to be in Fairfield July 20-CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule when possible. (Des Moines, Iowa) – Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will be in Fairfield on July 24 to speak to the Rotary Club and network with local DMU alumni. The Club’s meeting at noon will be in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Mmm, tomatoes!

So as I sit here and stare at the delicious collection of cherry tomatoes collected from our neighbor’s plant (we’re plant-sitting for the week), I’m thinking Easy Breezy Pasta for lunch. This is a super simple recipe to use up tomatoes: Combine 2 handfuls (or more) of cherry tomatoes + oodles of whole garlic cloves […]

— Tea Nguyen

Gov. Branstad to visit Mount Pleasant July 20-CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule when possible. (Des Moines, Iowa) – Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will be in Mount Pleasant on July 20 to speak to the Rotary Club and network with local DMU alumni. The Club’s meeting at 6:15 p.m. will […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Patients love 'em!

The Des Moines University Foot and Ankle Institute had a record number of patient visits (7,329) and new patients (1,226) for the 2008-09 fiscal year. DMU Foot and Ankle Institute clinicians also see patients at Pella Regional Medical Center, the Iowa Methodist Wound Center and Adair County Hospital. The Foot and Ankle Institute is the […]

— Courtney Tompkins