Students News and Updates

There is still time

That is, time to enjoy the last two sessions of this year’s Mini Medical School. Tonight, Heart Health and Exercise. Presented by Julie Ronnebaum, MPT, DPT.

— Nicole Branstad

Is all this stress really necessary?

It is 2 a.m. and you’re thinking to yourself, “How did I get into this situation again?” You know, where you promised yourself you wouldn’t get behind in that subject again. As you come to a full understanding of your circumstances, your heart begins to race because you realize you still have to nail down […]

— Andrew Crisologo

Friday recipe: tofu sesame almond cookies

I had the great pleasure last week of observing a nutrition/healthy cooking class taught in the University’s wellness center kitchen by David Spreadbury, Ph.D., chair of biochemistry and nutrition; Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and nutrition; and Joy Schiller, M.S., CHES, wellness program director. This very popular elective lets osteopathic medical students apply […]

— Barb Boose

Celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Ross-Lee

Join us in celebration of Black History Month with a presentation by Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee on Monday, February 27. The talk starts at noon in the SEC Auditorium, and lunch will be provided for the first 150 guests. Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., is the first African-American woman to serve as dean of a U.S. medical school. She […]

— Nicole Branstad

Is the U.S. medical care system “resource constrained”?

It’s well-documented and well-known that the United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation. Many assume these higher costs are caused by Americans’ widespread over-consumption of medical resources. Similarly, many assume the U.S. has a boundless supply of physicians and hospital service capacity. Both assumptions are far from being accurate, however. […]

— Barb Boose

PA students pounce the PANCE

We don’t like to brag, but we are continually impressed by our hard-working students. We just got word regarding the final pass-rate data for the Des Moines University Physician Assistant Class of 2011 on the PANCE exam. Our PA students had a 98% first-attempt pass rate, while the national average was 91%. Over the past […]

— Nicole Branstad

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

We HEART you

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to take the time to let you know how much we L-O-V-E all of our students, alumni, faculty and staff. Des Moines University would not be the same without you!  

— Nicole Branstad

Let’s Move

If campus seems bare today it’s because our employees and students have been given a unique and exciting opportunity to volunteer. Over 125 people from the DMU community are in downtown Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena taking part in the First Lady, Michelle Obama’s, 2nd anniversary of her ‘Let’s Move’ initiative. Let’s Move is […]

— Melissa Wilder

The wait is over

This year’s Mini Medical School begins this evening and runs for the five consecutive Tuesdays following. (February 7 – March 6, 2012) The theme this year is all about becoming the healthiest you possible. You will learn how to do this through the five keys to living a happier, healthier life. The 10 Pillars of […]

— Nicole Branstad

Unlocking the “Legos” of life

DMU has a new student organization that’s also a feather in the University’s cap: The Genetics Student Interest Group of Des Moines University recently made DMU one of only seven medical schools in the U.S., and the first and only osteopathic medical school, to earn affiliation with the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). Alisdair […]

— Barb Boose

I’m proud of DMU and so is my computer

As a DMU employee I’m proud of where I work and am not ashamed to show it. I already have DMU t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, pens and even some temporary tattoos. The one thing I didn’t have was a decent DMU wallpaper for my computer. So we decided to make some! We now have 8 (and […]

— Seth Stevenson

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

I’ll Make Me a World In Iowa

One of the ways Des Moines area residents kick off Black History Month is with the hugely popular African-American festival I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa. The first year for this event was 1999 with 1,000 people in attendance. The popularity has grown over the years and numbers have soared with this year’s totals […]

— Melissa Wilder