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Set, spike, scored $$$ for kids

Two DMU student clubs (The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Student National Podiatric Medical Association) recently hosted a volleyball tournament to raise money for Camp Hertko Hollow, a summer camp for children with diabetes.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU partners with Polk Co. Health Dept. for free foot care clinic

Students from DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and physicians from the DMU’s Foot & Ankle Institute will provide foot assessments, simple treatments and diabetes-screenings December 16, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Polk County Health Department, 1907 Carpenter Ave. in Des Moines. They will also offer foot braces, shoe inserts or referrals for further […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Research spotlight: Roxane Joens-Matre

In memoriam Dr. Roxane Joens-Matre was an Assistant Professor at Des Moines University in the Master of Public Health Program specializing in health promotion. Facts about Dr. Joens-Matre: My Education: Dr. Joens-Matre received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Physical Education from Iowa State University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy […]

— Seth Stevenson

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

Don’t miss deadline to apply for PA program!

If you’re still working on your application for our Physician Assistant program, the time has come to finish it up and get it submitted. The deadline for applications is December 1 – right around the corner! If you have any questions about our great PA program be sure to let me know!  

— Gina Smith

More sources of DMU news!

(Des Moines) – DMU is all over the web and you can learn about us in whichever way you prefer. Just as we offer our students more than one way to learn, we offer you more than one way to learn about DMU. Check out our DMUtube vids to hear directly from students why they […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Entertain holiday guests in Des Moines

Whether you’re hosting out-of-town relatives the first time in Des Moines for the holidays or are looking for fun on your days off, check out the Register’s piece about entertaining guests in Des Moines. Or check out their holiday planner.

— Courtney Tompkins

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

Des Moines University welcomes…

Over the last few months, Des Moines University welcomed the following faculty and staff: Amy Russell of Grimes recently joined Des Moines University as a program assistant with the Master of Healthcare Administration Program. She was previously an administrative assistant at Drake University Law School. ### Kathy Frush, D.P.M., recently joined Des Moines University as […]

— Courtney Tompkins

soooo cheesy!

Lest you think we’re all pork chops & corn on the cob here in Des Moines, this story will remind you’re we also have some superb pizza around town! One of my personal favorites is Big Tomato Pizza on Ingersoll (dangerously close to DMU!). They serve pizza by the slice late at night and offer […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Care for your furry kids

People with children check the schools out before moving to a new area so at DMU we tell prospective students about how great the schools are here in the Des Moines metro area. But maybe your ‘kids’ aren’t human… maybe they have lots of fur and bark or meow. If that’s the case, you also […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Three months already?!

  It’s hard to believe, but I have already been a medical student for three months (that is 1/16 of my med school career if anyone was wondering). In the beginning of August we arrived on campus with our orientation schedules in hand, anxiously awaiting what was to come. At that moment, few of us […]

— Jeremy DeFoe

Mourning the loss of a great doctor

We received some very sad news at DMU this week. 1990 graduate Dr. Stephen DeVore, D.O., passed away due to heart problems Tuesday.  Dr. DeVore practiced in the metro up until a few years ago. Known as a great doctor, he took it a few steps farther and many will remember him for his passion […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Honoring veterans

I always look forward to lunch meetings at DMU. Yesterday, we celebrated veterans’ day over lunch and to my surprise, there were many students dressed in their respective uniforms representing their service in the military. I am amazed at how many students there were on active duty or in the reserves. I don’t think there […]

— Tea Nguyen

Happy Veterans’ Day!

  Please take a moment on this veterans’ day to remember those who lost their life while protecting our freedom. Use the day also as a reminder to thank those who have fought or continue to defend our country. The following are active or past members of the United States military at DMU (* denotes […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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

Raise money/awareness for homeless kids

There’s a great event in Des Moines to address the issue of homeless youth—Reggie’s Sleepout. For one night, teams camp out together with entertainment and frivolity (a lot more fun than a homeless night outdoors) to raise money. In 2006, the event drew in $60,000 and last year it raised $138,000.

— Courtney Tompkins

What about jobs in DSM?

If you’re hoping & praying to get into DMU you may wonder what the job market in Des Moines will be like for your significant other. Well, wonder no more – it’s very good!   MSN’s CareerBuilder rated the top 25 best markets for finding a job at the start of October and the list includes […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Helping hands

If you’ve read my posts over the last year or so you know how proud we are of our students’ community service work. But it’s time I took a minute to brag on my fellow employees as well! Our Community Service Committee and HR developed a policy, now in practice, that allows staff and faculty 40 hours […]

— Courtney Tompkins