Students News and Updates

OMM community night!

If you’ve ever wondered what OMM* is, have an ache or pain, or just want to see our awesome D.O. students in action, don’t miss OMM Community Night on October 16! From 6 til 9 p.m. our students will be providing free full-body structural/muscular assessments and treatments. It’ll be in the OMM lab in the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DSM – eat your heart out!

I have to admit, before moving to Des Moines I had a lot of misconceptions about the city. As a self-professed fan of all things gourmet, finding great food was definitely on my shortlist. Coming from a city (Cleveland) that’s home to an Iron Chef (Michael Symon), I had high expectations, and Des Moines hasn’t […]

— David Lay

Get your global health questions answered!

Have you wondered about going on a medical service trip or thought about an international rotation? If considering either of those options leaves you with more questions, we have a page for you! Check out the DMU Global Health dept.’s FAQs! This page will tell you about the application process, costs, available options, vaccinations, insurance […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Food, glorious food!

Everyone that knows me knows I love to eat and try new foods. That should explain to you why a festival in Des Moines this weekend is one of my favorites. It’s the World Food Festival! The street festival is held in the East Village and includes 30 locally-owned vendors with food of all ethnicities. All […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Celebrate national PA week!

It’s National PA Week!  Here are some ideas if you are looking for ways to celebrate!  Apply to the DMU PA Program! Watch a video of a current DMU PA student Find out how many PAs are in practice across America Send your favorite PA a greeting card! Enjoy your week!

— Gina Smith

High demand for PAs

A new report from careerbuilder, just out today, lists a few growing career fields. Luckily for our students, the demand for physician assistants is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2016! By then, eight years from now, there are expected to be 83,000 PAs.

— Courtney Tompkins

Form a posse, join a club.

Hello to everyone on this fine Monday morning. It’s already a gorgeous day so get out this week and enjoy yourselves! Oh wait, you don’t have anyone to do anything with this week? Maybe you should join a club in the near future to make best friends with others who have common interests. Click here […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Hear it from the horses’ mouth

Just a phrase, folks, no need to get alarmed. We do not have horses on campus! But if you’d like to actually hear from current students what they like/dislike about DMU and their program of choice, you can! And if you want to SEE testimonies, you can!

— 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 run, a reunion and return to the fair!

This weekend is big for DMU. Big tents, big crowds, big fun! Tomorrow is the beginning of our first-ever all-classes, all-colleges unified Reunion. There’s lots of great things planned for alumni and their guests. On Saturday, bright and early,we’re holding our first 5k race, the DMU Run-Day-Voo!  Sign up by midnight tonight or in person Friday, Aug. 8, 5:30-7:30 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU is tops!

DMU has offered free physicals to local kids for years and years. This year we partnered with local cardiology groups, a dental group and others to form Des Moines University TOPS (team of physicians for students) and offer really in-depth sports physicals. The first TOPS physical fair was Saturday and in six hours, nearly 400 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Random acts for charity

Every year the DMU Pediatric Club hosts a Variety Show. This year’s show was April 3. Our students, as usual, were great. They totally put themselves out there, showing off impressive, crazy and random skills. All money raised goes to Shoes That Fit, a charity that provides shoes, coats, clothes and other necessities for local […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Will Wonders Never Cease?!

This whole medical school thing is a real hoot! Medical students spend time all their time attending lectures, studying notes, reading textbooks, taking tests, practicing “fake patient” interviews, getting certified in this and that, and a multitude of other activities.  I dare you to ask any medical student if they have ever wondered, “Why am […]

— Seth Stevenson

March Madness Recap

March has always been one of my favorite months. When I think of March, I think of two things: my birthday on March 27 and March Madness. “March Madness” refers to the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. What makes it so great is the unpredictability and the excitement of the games. Take this year, for instance […]

— 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

Highest paid professions

Money isn’t everything, but it sure is nice! Luckily for lots of our grads, there’s money to be made in the medical field! Forbes rated the 25 best-paying jobs recently. 1 is anesthesiologist 2 is surgeons 3 is obstetricians & gynecologists 6 is general internists 8 is psychiatrists 9 is family and general practitioners 11 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Why Des Moines is the best place to live in the entire world

Des Moines truly is a great place to live. It is safe, small, fun, and still has all of the “big city attractions.” One of the things that is a lot of fun is the downtown farmers’ market. It’s a big street fair-type event held every Saturday, May-October. The food is amazing and they have […]

— Seth Stevenson

Forbes likes DSM

Those of us that live in Des Moines, either to work at DMU or attend this great school, know that our city rocks. It’s still always nice to hear the sentiment from others. Check out what Forbes mag said about Des Moines: Great things about Des Moines

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU students rock!

On March 27 at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1, DMU students will host a Wii Sports tourney. It costs $3 to play bowling, boxing or tennis or $8 for the triathalon. On April 1 at 5 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1, DMU students are hosting a Wii Guitar Hero tourney. It costs $5 to […]

— Courtney Tompkins