Podiatric Medicine News and Updates

Fun run info

I’ve received a few questions this week regarding running resources in Des Moines, so I did a bit of research on the topic. First I thought I’d start by sharing a few of my favorite places to run: To the fridge during commercials, to the mailbox on my birthday and to the ice cream truck […]

— Gina Smith

Call for entries!

This is the last month you can submit work for the third edition of Abaton – get movin’! Abaton is a literary journal produced at DMU, made up entirely of submitted art and literary pieces.To actually browse the pages of the last edition and see its awesome-ness, click here.

— Courtney Tompkins

Congrats, grads!!!

Today 430 special people graduate from Des Moines University. The faculty, staff, current students & past grads congratulate them. We know you’ll do great things!!  Go forth & heal! P.S. We want to hear about your great things, so make sure you become a fan of DMU on Facebook, sign up for the alumni newsletter, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The BEST WEEK EVER

I decided this past week, May 2 through May 9, was going to be my BEST WEEK EVER.* How did I come to this conclusion? I was (self) diagnosed with Toomuchstudyitis, was getting kind of restless, and needed an excuse to celebrate. I thought, “Why not celebrate an entire week for no real reason at […]

— Kendall Conder

Graduation day is nearly here!!

ELEVEN days until graduation! I know some of our students are probably mentally doing the countdown!! Year after year, our grads make me proud to work here. I know the 430 graduates this year will be awe-inspiring, just like those who have gone before them. This year is the first to have graduates in the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Psoriatic Onychopachydermoperiostitis

Did the title of this post make you raise your eyebrow a bit? Do you know what it means? I don’t. But I bet if you’re a DMU CPMS student, you know what it is! And whether you’re a current or prospective student, you’d probably be interested in reading Dr. Mahoney’s piece about it in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Doing good in El Salvador over spring break

by Barb Boose, DMU Magazine editor Last summer, Jonathan Thompson, a podiatric medical student at DMU, spent a steamy week in El Salvador, seeing 50 to 70 patients a day. He was one of 14 DMU students on a medical service trip organized by the DMU Global Health Program and the Comandos de Salvamento, a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

News & notes

I hope this blog finds all you readers enjoying your week and being productive. I know there’s a lot going on at DMU as students tie up loose ends before spring break. We have a group of 24 students/staff/faculty spending their spring break in El Salvador giving care to those in need. Stay tuned for […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A typical school day – in case you were wondering

Alarm goes off at 6:45 a.m. Breakfast at 7 a.m. Off to school by 7:30 a.m. Class from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (including a lunch meeting). We’re back in school and I’m entering my second semester of my second year in podiatry school. Today, we had lectures on biomechanics (analysis of foot pathology based […]

— Tea Nguyen

Shadowing as a second-year D.P.M. student

Second-year D.P.M. students at DMU have the opportunity get ahead of the curve now and shadow clinicians on campus before rotations. I was there yesterday tagging along with the third-years who made it a positive experience for me and the clinicians who, naturally, were happy to teach and answer all of my questions. I spent […]

— Tea Nguyen

Feet?

I’m in my second year of my podiatric education and have found new appreciation for the profession. If you’re not a podiatrist or a podiatry student, you may be thinking, why did I choose the feet? Well this is a mini-story on my initial reaction about podiatry and where it has taken me up to […]

— Tea Nguyen

Do your feet hurt?

DMU students & faculty will partner with the Polk County Health Department on Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m., at 1907 Carpenter Ave., to help people with podiatric issues. If your feet hurt, toe/foot shape has changed, your feet are dry or have sores, stop by and have them take a look!  Our students & docs will do […]

— Gina Smith

Des Moines Marathon

The Des Moines Marathon was Sunday and DMU was everywhere!  There were more than 7,000 runners and walkers for this Boston Marathon qualifier, and the weather couldn’t have been better!  While I don’t think I’ll ever run in a marathon (I get sore from playing Wii Tennis), I have cheered on runners before and the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Set, spike, point – raise money for kids!

Don’t miss the Des Moines University Co-ed Volleyball Tournament to raise money for Camp Hertko Hollow, Iowa’s diabetes education camp for kids! It’s Saturday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. til 6 p.m. and costs $8/person. This is open to the public. Teams will be 4-6 people. It’s a double-elim tourney. Rally score to 21. Best 2 outta 3 takes the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Medical outreach in El Salvador

For a week and a half this past summer, I took part in Des Moines University’s medical service trip to El Salvador. Twelve other DMU students and ten faculty embarked on this experience with me. Virtually all programs were represented in the trip, with eight second-year D.O.s, a first-year D.O., a PA student, a P.T. […]

— Seth Stevenson

A review of the first year

I just finished my first year at DMU as a podiatry student and I thought this blog would be the perfect opportunity to reflect on my experiences and to share any advice for those that are considering DMU, Des Moines and podiatry school. I am from Pittsburgh, PA, so it was quite a move to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

An update from a first-year D.P.M.

Hello everybody, my name is Grahm Bahnson, and this is my first blog, so bear with me! I’m a first year DPM ’11 from Sioux Falls, S.D. It’s exciting thinking that this first year of podiatric medical school is almost over. It’s really true what they say, “…in medical school, you’ll experience some of the […]

— Seth Stevenson

The profs at DMU

Our professors at DMU are great. I was absolutely blown away by the quality professors we have. I came from a University where the teachers came in late or right on time and took off as soon as class finished. It is so different here. They are quality people and they are concerned about every […]

— Seth Stevenson

Des Moines, Iowa. Yep, Iowa. Des Moines.

I have a magnificent case of writer’s block, which for anyone that truly knows me is absolutely amazing because I’m rarely at a loss for words! Des Moines, Iowa. Writer’s block. Why do I have writer’s block? I shouldn’t have writer’s block. I’ve been thinking about this blog entry for a few weeks. Every time […]

— Seth Stevenson

A glimpse into the life of a D.P.M. student

Hello! I’m Brian Dix from the D.P.M. 2011 class. About me - I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, about 4 hours from Des Moines, and attended South Dakota State University. I have been married to my beautiful wife Amy for a year on April 14. (Note to self: get her flowers or be in the doghouse!) […]

— Seth Stevenson