For the fourth….

There is SO MUCH GOING ON. How to decide what plans to make? Here’s some fun ideas to add to your list: Head to the ballpark to witness a citizenship ceremony, I-Cubs game & fireworks on Sunday, July 4. Yankee Doodle Pops is a huge annual tradition in Des Moines. This year it’s on the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Rotations are fun, but exhausting!

I’ll be the first to admit that I hate sacrificing sleep time (well, who doesn’t?) but sometimes it is not a choice. I’ve always needed an exceptional amount of sleep to be fully functioning the following day, so I knew going into the medical field was going to challenge me physically. I have had a […]

— Tea Nguyen

Educating primary care physicians

Health care reform continues to be a hot topic and a recent article in the Business Record addresses the shortages of primary care physicians and how federal investments are aimed to help this. DMU is doing its part by educating doctors and physician assistants to meet the growing needs of Iowans and Americans. As the […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: frozen yogurt pops

I have a new favorite source for healthy recipes: Eating Well. How have I not heard about this magazine/website? I pride myself on being in the loop when it comes to magazines, but somehow this one slipped through my radar. Now that I’ve discovered it, I have some catching up to do! It’s been steamy […]

— Andrea Cooley

Podiatry preview

If you’re interested in applying to medical school or pursuing a career in health care the best way to get a feel for a school or program is to visit the campus and ask a lot of questions. For the next 2 days, Des Moines University is hosting 8 undergraduate students for the 2nd annual […]

— Andrea Cooley

Art attack!

One of my all-time favorite Des Moines festivals (& I pretty much love ‘em all) is the Des Moines Arts Festival and it’s THIS WEEKEND! The festival runs Friday: 4-10 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. downtown near the sculpture garden. Street parking is free. Browsing is free. There’ll be […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Current read: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Have you ever read a book that has affected you in some way? My current read is the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan and I’m only about halfway through it. I am really enjoying the book because it talks about my favorite subject, food, and the agricultural industry too. There were moments in the book […]

— Tea Nguyen

Happy summer!

Today is officially the first day of summer! June 21 is the summer solstice, the day when the earth is tilted closest to the sun. That means it is also the longest day of the year with 15 hours of daylight. To kick off the next 3 months here’s a list of 10 things to […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: light potato salad

Potato salad is a staple at summer picnics, but I’m not a fan of gloppy potato salad. So I went looking for a lighter version that would satisfy my husband’s request for creamy and my desire for lower calories. This recipe meets both demands with extra veggies and light ranch dressing for a tangy zip. […]

— Andrea Cooley

On the road

Whether you are a long-time runner or have a goal to run your first 5K this summer, Des Moines and the surrounding areas have plenty of road races to choose–including DMU’s 3rd annual Run-Day-Voo, August 14. Here are some of our favorites. For a complete list of races, check out Fitness Sports (visit the store […]

— Andrea Cooley

Take a spin around the Des Moines

Now you don’t have to own a bike to enjoy the trails throughout the city. This summer for the first time, Des Moines Parks and Recreation teamed up with Bike World to offer bike rentals at the concession stand at Gray’s Lake Park. You can choose from hybrid, mountain or road bikes in adult and […]

— Andrea Cooley

Life after graduation

Ever wonder what our fabulous students end up doing after they graduate? We caught up with 4 graduating seniors at the annual commencement picnic a few weeks ago and asked them where they were headed after they got their diplomas and what one of their favorite memories was from their time at Des Moines University. […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: spinach-pasta toss

When it’s hot and humid out, I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes that don’t involve turning on the oven. Usually that means grilling, but this pasta recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in less than 30 minutes. That’s my kind of summer dinner! What do you cook most in […]

— Andrea Cooley

Feeling creative?

Providing healthcare is scientific but it also involves a human element. Get in touch with your creative side by submitting a piece of poetry, an essay, a photograph or piece of artwork dealing with the human side of healthcare for the fourth edition of Abaton, DMU’s student-produced literary journal. The deadline is July 1. This […]

— Andrea Cooley

Fave lazy meal?

I just moved to my new place out in Michigan after getting hitched in California, so it’s been a busy month! Although moving to a new place is really exciting, I don’t have any internet at home. (sad face!) I’m bunking with a buddy too and so to minimize the mess I have limited my […]

— Tea Nguyen

And so it begins….

I started my first official day of clinical rotations yesterday. I had been told all sorts of stories of how other people’s first days had went and so was not sure what to expect. Nerves were running high as I tried to sleep on Sunday night and while I was preparing for the day on […]

— Daley Dodd

Don’t miss Discover DMU!

Ever wonder what it’s really like to be a student at Des Moines University? Are you interested in checking out our campus and labs and visiting with faculty and students? If so, Discover DMU is the event for you! Our next Discover DMU is Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. Discover DMU is informal yet […]

— Katie Pearce

Another awesome survey

We know many of our students don’t choose a school alone and we know they have to find a place that’s right for their spouse and kids too. So great news: Forbes magazine picked the best places to raise a family. Des Moines is #1. That’s pretty darn awesome! It was based on living costs, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU invites you for a hands-on exploration of campus

If 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 June 30, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees, is opening […]

— Courtney Tompkins