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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

Halloween stinks!

Contrary to what you might think what the title means, Halloween is actually one of my favorite holidays. It’s so fun to see how creative people get with their costumes. Being a bit frugal, I decided to make an economical costume that I could re-use after Halloween. I decided that my boyfriend and I should […]

— Tea Nguyen

What talent!!!

It’s no secret that our faculty & students are geniuses producing medical marvels and healing around the world. BUT, did you know they’re also creative & artistic? Check out these amazing photos by Mark, a D.O. student who just wrapped up an international rotation in Mumbai, India. Mark was the student editor of this year’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins

PA’s go global

Starting in the 2009-10 school year, second-year PA students will have the opportunity to complete two weeks of clinical rotations outside the United States. Rotation sites have been set up in the Caribbean on the island of St. Lucia, as well as in the West African nation of Mali. The St. Lucia site will take […]

— Gina Smith

Exciting news at DMU

Last week a group from Argentina – doctors and an inventor – met at DMU with a doc from the World Health Organization and some of our family practice faculty, local OB experts and our Global Health leaders. They were here to test an invention that may help decrease the number of childbirth fatalities. Hard […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The next Doogie Howser?

OK, well maybe these high school students won’t be performing brain surgery anytime soon…  But, earlier this month, 22 high school students from across the Des Moines metro area were on campus to learn surgery skills from DMU students. Members of SCACFAS (Student Chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) demonstrated suturing […]

— Andrea Cooley

DSM’s housing market

Yesterday the Today Show had a piece on the top 5 housing markets in the U.S. and that list included Des Moines. Yay! Go us! The analyst picked great cities where you can make money in the housing market. They called it a friendly city great for young families with a housing market up 6%. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Runnin’ the race

I truly admire people who can commit themselves to running more than a mile. I remember back in middle school that we were only required to run one mile in P.E. so from then on, I never saw that it was necessary to go any further than that. There was a point in my life […]

— Tea Nguyen

Successful dinner brings DMU endowed scholarship for minorities to $1 million

(Des Moines, IA) – The 2008 Des Moines University Glanton Scholarship Dinner Oct. 23 at the Meadows at Prairie Meadows was a resounding success. 500 dinner guests enjoyed the evening and $275,000 was raised, increasing the endowment to $1,000,000 for the scholarship for minority medical students. Banker’s Trust and Prairie Meadows were the lead sponsors […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Admissions team on the move

I recently traveled to Iowa State University to visit their Pre-Med Club, and spoke to more than 60 eager students! For those of you not familiar with the area, Iowa State is about 30 minutes north of Des Moines so we see quite a few applicants from their programs and welcome a number of their […]

— Gina Smith

Tapas review by Tea

And in this week’s series of Tea’s Eating Adventures… Paul, my boyfriend, and I really enjoy exploring new restaurants in Des Moines. This past weekend, we adventured into the modern day concept of tapas (small dishes) at a place called Trostel’s Dish in Clive. Although the term tapas originates from Spain meaning appetizers, Trostel’s features […]

— Tea Nguyen

Des Moines Marathon

The Des Moines Marathon was Sunday and DMU was everywhere!  There were more than 7,000 runners and walkers for this Boston Marathon qualifier, and the weather couldn’t have been better!  While I don’t think I’ll ever run in a marathon (I get sore from playing Wii Tennis), I have cheered on runners before and the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Pumpkins, apples, ghosts & goblins!

I’ll be the first to admit that autumn is not my favorite season. BUT one of my favorite things about the season is picking out a pumpkin and picking apples. It’s cheap entertainment and you get to enjoy the fall colors, bundle up in a sweatshirt and hang out with people you love. What’s better? […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Takin’ a break

The definition of a weekend will vary among medical students. For many of us, it’s the time that we use to catch up with sleep and relax with our family and friends — that is, if there are no exams looming over us on Monday. For some of us who cannot be with our dearest […]

— Tea Nguyen

Set, spike, point – raise money for kids!

Don’t miss the Des Moines University Co-ed Volleyball Tournament to raise money for Camp Hertko Hollow, Iowa’s diabetes education camp for kids! It’s Saturday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. til 6 p.m. and costs $8/person. This is open to the public. Teams will be 4-6 people. It’s a double-elim tourney. Rally score to 21. Best 2 outta 3 takes the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free senior health fair

On Saturday, November 1, 8 a.m. – noon, Des Moines area residents 50 and older are invited to the DMU Senior Health Fair. The annual event is organized by the Geriatrics Club and will be staffed by 50+ DMU students, plus faculty & staff. It’ll be held in the Student Education Center (the new building […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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