Med school preview

December 9, 2010 —

Health P.A.S.S. students suturing

Think you might be interested in a career in health care or know someone who is?

Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program – the DMU Health P.A.S.S. – is a great way for promising college sophomores and juniors to prepare for and enhance their chances of getting into medical school and other health professions programs.

  • Offered July 10-30, 2011, the program is high-quality, hands-on and FREE.
  • Learn what it’s like to be a student in a health sciences program.
  • DMU will cover the full costs of participants’ meals, materials and accommodations in a residence hall at nearby Drake University.
  • Enrollment is limited to 10 students.
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants from populations under-represented in medicine and health care, including minority, low-income and/or first-generation college students.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0.

Applications are due February 1.

Learn more about the Health P.A.S.S. in the DMU magazine. Check out photos from this summer on our Facebook page.


Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.