College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery News and Updates

CPMS students receive PICA scholarships

Katie Jenewein and Ryan Donegan, both members of the class of 2012, were selected by the faculty of CPMS to receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA). The selection was based on academic performance, service and leadership. PICA is the nation’s leading provider of professional liability insurance for podiatric physicians […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Lee C. Rogers, D.P.M.’04

Rogers is the associate director of Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Amputation Prevention Center in Van Nuys, CA, and will be named one of “America’s Most Influential Podiatrists” in Podiatry Management magazine’s November issue. The Amputation Prevent Center is an integrated limb-preservation center that is one of the nation’s only facilities of its kind.

— Anna Hudson

Clarence M. Jones, D.P.M.’93

Jones was recently published in Podiatry Management’s orthotics and biomechanics section in September 2011. The article was titled, “Unwringing the helix: it’s not nuclear physics, it’s old biomechanics with a new twist.”

— Anna Hudson

Brent E. Van Til, D.P.M.’08

Van Til joined the staff of Allegan General Hospital’s Wound Healing Center in Allegan, MI, which specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions and offers hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He practices at the Holland Foot and Ankle Center in Allegan.

— Anna Hudson

Brad Bussewitz, D.P.M.’07

Bussewitz sees patients at two locations, Professional Foot and Ankle in Iowa City, IA, and the Coral West Health Center in Coralville, IA. He completed a three-year surgical residency at a trauma center in Columbus, OH, and an adult reconstructive foot and ankle fellowship at Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus.

— Anna Hudson

CPMS students surpass national average on board exam

The CPMS class of 2013 achieved a 98% pass rate on the July 2011 administration of Part I of the National Board Exam. This compares to the national first-time pass rate of 85%. For the past five years, CPMS students have averaged a 95% first-time pass rate, compared to the national first-time pass rate of […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

CPMS Research Success

The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery has experienced success over the summer in the area of scholarship/research. Kathy Frush, D.P.M. ’05, and Lori Steiner, D.P.M. ’10, were published in the July/August edition of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA). Shevonne Wells, D.P.M. ’11, and Dr. R. Tim Yoho were published in […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Ted Butterfield, D.P.M. ’12, receives APMSA’s highest student honor

Ted Butterfield, a student in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University, was honored with the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association’s (APMSA) 2011 Leadership Award at its July House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The APMSA Leadership Award is presented to the member of the APMSA HOD who has made […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

APMA scholarships awarded to 18 DMU students

Eighteen podiatric medical students at Des Moines University received scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 for the 2011-2012 academic year from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Educational Foundation. Scholarship selection was based on academic performance, service and financial need. Congratulations to these students and thanks to the APMA Educational Foundation for supporting podiatric medical education. DPM […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

So, why feet?

It never fails. Once I tell someone I’m going into medicine, their next question is, “What do you want to do when you finish?” I reply that I’m in the podiatry program at DMU, which leads to the question: “Why feet?” I can understand why they ask this question, as many people have an aversion […]

— Andrew Crisologo

Happy birthday to A.T. Still!

Today marks A.T. Still’s 182nd birthday. He is known as the father of osteopathic medicine. Osteopathy is a whole body approach to health that recognizes the integral role in wellbeing played by the musculoskeletal system. We are very proud to be the second oldest osteopathic medical schools in the United States. Learn more about what […]

— Courtney Tompkins