Explore at Discover DMU Sept. 16

August 24, 2009 —

discover dmu logoIf you’ve wished you could step into a lab to see current students in action and actually witness students’ skills before picking your graduate school, you can’t miss Discover DMU Day.

On September 16, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees, is opening its doors for undergraduate students and advisors to explore, observe and investigate the school.

“Discover DMU Day was developed as a chance for college students from the midwest to see our school unfiltered. It’s an opportunity for the students to choose what most interests them and prioritize where to spend their time while visiting campus,” explained Margie Gehringer, director of DMU enrollment. “Advisors and parents are also welcome.”

Discover the simulation labs!

Discover the simulation labs!

Visitors can check out aspects of the school that interest them, meet the college deans and attend a health professions fair.

Some of the options for discovery include a chance to examine the lifelike human simulators 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 osteopathic manipulative medicine will also be ongoing through the afternoon. Current DMU students will be on hand as guides around campus.

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

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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.


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.