Podiatric Medicine News and Updates

Always impressed

As always, we are continually impressed with our students here at DMU. It was another excellent year for board results for the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery(CPMS) program here at Des Moines University. The class of 2012 sat for Part II of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam earlier in January. The first time pass […]

— Nicole Branstad

Save the date: Foot & Ankle Symposium

  SAVE THE DATE to attend the fourth annual Des Moines University Foot & Ankle Surgery Symposium! TOPICS: Complicated First Ray Controversies in the Hindfoot Evidence-Based Medicine Decisions in Nerve Surgery Sports Medicine Trauma 8 to 5 DATE: April 27 – 28, 2012 LOCATION: Des Moines University Student Education Center Auditorium 3300 Grand Avenue Des […]

— Nicole Branstad

Get a head start

  DMU has the perfect way for pre-med students to get a head start… The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (Health P.A.S.S.) gives them a taste of what it’s like to be a student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant or physical therapy. The FREE three-week program takes place at the end […]

— Nicole Branstad

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

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

Foot & Ankle symposium

In one month – one day, DMU will begin hosting the Foot & Ankle Symposium again. This is SUCH a great event for our students and grads. The course directors are grads as are many of the Symposium speakers — it’s a great time to see classmates and colleagues, learn about new treatments and network. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Great pass rates!

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 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Fourth-year in DMU’s CPMS

Every podiatry school has a unique curriculum regarding rotations during fourth-year. For DMU students, it’s fairly straightforward but is ever-changing year to year. Here’s how it went for the class of 2011. In the middle of your third-year, you select where you want to spend your rotations and you need to fill 11 months, leaving […]

— Tea Nguyen