Great pass rates!

March 31, 2011 —

In 2010, Des Moines University’s podiatric medicine graduates had a 96 percent pass rate on the American Board of Podiatric Surgery board certification exam.The national average was 73 percent.

Between 2003 and 2009, the average national pass rate was 80.3 percent. For DMU graduates it was 90.3 percent.

“This is a test administered after completion of residency training. We consider these strong numbers a great indicator that our students are all receiving excellent training while at DMU to prepare them for the field and for boards,” said R. Tim Yoho, dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

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.


  • Dr. Dyche

    Students who work hard deserve great rewards. It has been my pleasure to work with second year DPM students in their lower extremity course for many years.