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Anatomy word of the month: mastoid

Would you believe that the name for the little bony prominence behind your ear means “like a breast” referring to its shape? The name was more familiar to the public before the advent of antibiotics as mastoiditis. Inflammation in this area can erode through the bone into the cranium and become meningitis (inflammation of the […]

— Bill Dyche

Get to know your admissions counselor

If you’re at DMU, applying to DMU or have requested info on DMU on the D.O., anatomy or biomedical sciences program, you’ve probably talked to Jamie. Read more about  Jamie’s job.  The admission staff (or called the Enrollment Management department) is an awesome bunch. I’m sure you probably already know that if you’ve ever inquired […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Anatomy word of the month: pudendal nerve

Pudendal comes from a Latin word meaning, “to be ashamed”. Interesting that this term is an archaic reference to the external genitalia. Obviously, the association of “shame” to “private parts”, those areas that should be hidden from view whether with a fig leaf or clothing, stems from ancient times. However, the term is still used […]

— Bill Dyche

DMU has two new degree programs!

We have some exciting news here at DMU! Beginning this month, Des Moines University will offer Master of Anatomy and Master of Biomedical Sciences programs. These programs are exactly what you need if you want to teach anatomy or go into research. Or they would be a great addition to other medical or health care […]

— Andrea Cooley

DMU has two new programs!!!

We have some exciting news here at DMU! Beginning this month, Des Moines University will offer Master of Anatomy and Master of Biomedical Sciences programs. These programs are exactly what you need if you want to teach anatomy or go into research. Or they would be a great addition to other medical or health care […]

— Courtney Tompkins