CPMS board stats

July 12, 2010 —

DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery had some great numbers recently related to the national board & surgical board qualification exams. As usual, our students and graduates are making us proud.

•    The first-time pass rate on Part I of the National Board Exam for the CPMS class of 2011 was 98%. The national pass rate was 85%.
•    The first-time pass rate on Part II of the National Board Exam for the CPMS class of 2010 was 93% compared to the national pass rate of 83%.
•    The pass rate for the June 2010 administration of Part III of the National Board Exam for CPMS graduates was 100%. The national pass rate was 89%.
•    The American Board of Podiatric Surgery recently released the first time pass rates for the Foot Surgery Qualification Exam. From 2005-2009 the pass rate for CPMS graduates was 89% compared to 76% for graduates of other podiatric colleges.

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.


  • Wayne Terry

    Outstanding job by the CPMS Faculty and the Dean! I am very proud to be associated with the students and faculty of the College!