Students News and Updates

Pumpkin pride

Fall is in full swing and if you are looking for something to do this weekend to get you in the mood, a trip to a local pumpkin patch might be just right! Howell’s – A family favorite, they have pony rides, goats, a corn maze and tractor rides. They also have a gift shop […]

— Nicole Branstad

The war that changed the nation and medicine

This year marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. During the four-year conflict, approximately 625,000 people lost their lives, a number that exceeds the number of American soldiers who have died in all the other wars the nation has fought in since, combined. That incredible carnage and tragedy also sparked the […]

— Barb Boose

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

Oh, how sweet the sound!

We believe DMU students are extraordinarily talented, but for many that goes far beyond academics. For example, Yoshi Ozaki, one of our osteopathic medical students, is also principal cellist with the the Des Moines Community Orchestra – and he will blow your hair back on Sunday, October 9, at the orchestra’s fall concert. Yoshi will […]

— Barb Boose

Iowa’s healthiest state initiative

According to the 2010 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Iowa is #19 in the nation when it comes to being physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. As a state we know we can do better, so we plan to claim the #1 spot by 2016. This initiative to be the healthiest state in the U.S. kicks off next […]

— Nicole Branstad

Fall fun runs

With the temps dropping along with the leaves, now is the perfect time to hit the streets and enjoy an outdoor run among the fall foliage. Here are a few fun runs coming up over the next couple months. OCTOBER Fight for Air Walk: 1 Mile Walk, 3 Mile Walk or 5K Fun Run from Principal […]

— Nicole Branstad

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

Cancer summit Oct. 3-4

Each year, the Iowa Cancer Summit brings together representatives from health care, academia, public health and the private sector, along with cancer survivors, caregivers and others, to provide a dialogue on best cancer control practices across Iowa. This year’s summit will occur October 3-4 at the West Des Moines Marriott. Seats and a limited number […]

— Barb Boose

COM pass rates set new high

The COM class of 2011 students recorded the best scores ever for Des Moines University on the national licensing exam. The first-time pass rate on the Cognitive Evaluation exam was 94%, best in the nation. On the Performance Evaluation exam, the first-time pass rate was 99%, which tied for second in the country. COM students […]

— 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

BFF

One of our neighboring neighborhoods (say that 10 times fast) is having a festival this weekend, and I think you should go! Now, I may be a bit biased since this was the neighborhood I grew up in, but I highly recommend you check out the Beaverdale Fall Festival. Things kick off tomorrow evening with […]

— Nicole Branstad

MPH networking event Sept. 15

Public health professionals work to enhance the health of populations and communities. A campus event this Thursday, Sept. 15, starting at 5 p.m. in the Student Education Center, is designed to help build a community of people interested in public health: Des Moines University’s Master of Public Health Student Club will host a Networking Night […]

— Barb Boose

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

Community invited to third annual Global Health Conference at DMU

In conjunction with the esteemed World Food Prize Symposium in October, Des Moines University (DMU) will host “The Challenges of Global Aging” on October 12. Speakers include: Robert Bender, medical director, Healthy Aging & Memory Clinic Donna Harvey, director, Iowa Department on Aging Timothy Ihrig, medical director, Palliative Care Services, Iowa Health Physicians Bryan Kaskie, […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Global Health Learning Collaborative

Join us for a new health education initiative brought to you by the Department of Global Health, the Masters of Public Health Program, the Heartland Global Health Consortium and Pioneer. The Global Health Learning Collaborative (GHLC) is a discussion-based seminar that will provide an introduction to global health’s key concepts and principles.  Participants will explore […]

— Seth Stevenson

The bazaar is back!

East Village Sunday Bazaar returns this weekend on September 4 for nine weeks! The kick-off this weekend will coincide with the HyVee Triathlon and will be from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Take a stroll down East 5th and you’ll find that special treasure you’ve been looking for. Listen to live music, enjoy food from fabulous […]

— Nicole Branstad

Even more fresh local food

Starting tomorrow Downtown Des Moines will have a new way to spend their lunch hour when the Downtown Farmers’ Market – Wednesday Market opens. The new six-week market will be held on Wednesdays, Aug. 31 – Oct. 5, 2011 in Western Gateway on Thirteenth Street, between Grand Avenue and Locust Street, in Downtown Des Moines. […]

— Nicole Branstad