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Free screenings for seniors on Nov. 1

(Des Moines, IA) – Adults 50 and older are invited to Des Moines University’s Senior Health Fair for free health screenings on November 1, from 8 a.m. to noon. In the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue, seniors can get free blood glucose, blood pressure and bone density screenings. Students and physicians will be doing […]

— 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

Have your aches, pains treated for free while learning about osteopathic medicine

(Des Moines, IA) – The public is invited to experience first-hand the benefits of osteopathic medicine at Des Moines University’s OMM Community Night on October 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. In the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue, D.O. students will provide free full-body structural and muscular assessments and treatments, part of osteopathic manipulative […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Takin’ this show on the road

Every fall, the admission representatives from Des Moines University travel the nation in search of the best and brightest future students.  In the next month we will visit California, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin.  If you are interested in attending an event and chatting with a DMU admission […]

— Gina Smith

Diabetes Screenings

Students from DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery will be providing diabetes-related foot screenings at the upcoming “Taking Control of Your Diabetes” conference on Saturday, October 25 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Polk County Convention Center. The hands-on session will be lead by James Mahoney, D.P.M. and several select students. The sessions […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What is my role in public health?

If you have a baby in Iowa, get ready for a crash course in public health awareness! In the past few months I’ve completed quite a few surveys for the Iowa Department of Public Health regarding the birth of my son.  I’ve answered numerous questions about my prenatal care, my ability to provide a car seat […]

— Gina Smith

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines

It’s been about one month since classes started for most of our clinical programs at DMU,  and it’s tempting to just sit around congratulating ourselves for all the hard work done in the past year. We enrolled a great group of students and we’re pretty proud of them!  But always the forward thinkers, all of […]

— Gina Smith

Remembering

Today, 9-11, is a somber date for our country. Today marks the seventh year since the terrifying tragedies in Washington, D.C., and Manhattan. As we reflect on where we were when we heard, how things have changed since that day and how many lives have been lost or changed, DMU remembers one of our own […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A doggone good time

This weekend you can attend the annual Des Moines Dog Shows, Obedience Trials & Rally for free at the Varied Industries Building on the state fairgrounds. The event runs today through Sunday and includes approx. 2000 dogs from 45 states+other countries!  It’s a really fun thing to watch if you’re a fan of man’s best […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Unite to grow understanding, fight cancer

Tomorrow at 7 p.m. (Iowa time), ABC, NBC & CBS will stand together to Stand Up To Cancer.  Tune into any of those networks to see it. A first-time event, the Stand Up project is funded by the American Association for Cancer Research and aims to bring together researchers in the fight to understand and beat cancer. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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

Research spotlight: Vassilios Vardaxis

Vassilios G. Vardaxis, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Des Moines University in the doctor of physical therapy program specializing in human biomechanics and gait analysis. His interest in human movement studies started as a young athlete back in Greece, he started his research career in sports biomechanics at McGill University in Montreal Canada studying the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Stats on DSM’s superiority

In case you’re still not convinced that Des Moines is the awesomest (yep, that’s right, I make my own words) place to live, here’s a few recent reports that back me up….in case you don’t take my word for it. ha! The ACCRA Cost of Living Index reports the average cost of living for 311 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Vroom, vroom.

If you love to drool over shiny chrome and see the newest sets of wheels, as my husband does, check out the open house Sept. 6 at Big Barn Harley Davidson. From 11 a.m. til 10 p.m., you can browse their bikes. There’s a BBQ from 11-2 and live music begins at 1 p.m. They’ll have […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Come Discover DMU on Sept. 3!

We’re not big fans of boring tours and monotonous presentations, plus that wouldn’t represent our school very well. So we instead came up with Discover DMU Day, a dynamic, hands-on, action-packed, open house-style event for prospective students. Discover DMU Day is exactly as the name describes – a way for you to personally experience the […]

— 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