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440 medical students take part in largest disaster training

First- and second-year D.O. students were involved in a volunteer disaster relief training on September 26. The American Red Cross took 440 students — the largest group trained in the United States this year — through a tabletop exercise with disaster situations to learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Red Cross Disaster Health Services volunteer. […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Des Moines University series to raise awareness of human trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern-day slavery, involving victims who are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation. An estimated 293,000 U.S. children are at risk of being exploited and trafficked. Des Moines University is holding a series of events to bring awareness to the issue. On Wednesday, October 1, DMU is partnering with […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

DMU students don white coats with pride, professionalism

The white coat signifies the excellence and caring demanded of individuals entering the health care professions. On Aug. 9, 2014, 372 Des Moines University clinical students accepted their white coats and the responsibilities they symbolize at the University’s annual White Coat Ceremony at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. This ceremony was initiated at […]

— Barb Boose