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Welcome back!

Moving around during the third year of medical school is definitely not any easy job. It’s scary not knowing where you will live or who you will live with or what the city will be like. It has been quite the adventure! I’m ending my third year here, in Des Moines, Iowa, right where my […]

— Seth Stevenson

Food festivals in Iowa

I’ve noticed a trend in our DMU blogs. Apparently we are all very food-focused!!! And while I should totally pick a different topic so you, my friendly blog readers, don’t think we all have one-track minds, I’m not going to today. And why you ask? because, yesterday the Des Moines Register did a story on […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines, Iowa. Yep, Iowa. Des Moines.

I have a magnificent case of writer’s block, which for anyone that truly knows me is absolutely amazing because I’m rarely at a loss for words! Des Moines, Iowa. Writer’s block. Why do I have writer’s block? I shouldn’t have writer’s block. I’ve been thinking about this blog entry for a few weeks. Every time […]

— Seth Stevenson

CPMS students surpass national average on boards

The Des Moines Univeristy College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Class of 2008 received a first-time pass rate of 95% on Part II of the National Board Exam. This was 12 percent higher than the national first-time pass rate. CPMS scored above the national mean for all five sections of the exam. Congratulations!

— Courtney Tompkins

Are you ready for some fooootball!??!!!

Last night was a big night for Des Moines – our new arena football team debuted on home turf. The Iowa Barnstormers play in the AF2 league. Last night was the team’s second game and second loss. But what a fun night! I have to back up a bit for those of you not from Iowa…. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Recognition and Rite of Passage

Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery’s annual Recognition and Rite of Passage Ceremony was held on April 12 in the DMU Student Education Center. Dr. Michael Lee ’96 received the 2008 CPMS Alumnus of the Year Award. Congratulations to Dr. Lee for this recognition. Dr. Collin Pehde received the 2008 Clinical Faculty of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines recognized for being awesome city

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:http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2008/0407/100.html

— 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

Tech-savvy Dr. Wattleworth honored

The Technology Association of Iowa honored Roberta Wattleworth, D.O., professor of family medicine, for “Innovation in Teaching.” The awards were presented March 4. Dr. Wattleworth had significant involvement in setting up the Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills at Des Moines University. To read more about all the awards, visit http://www.technologyiowa.org/news/article.cfm?articleid=783.

— Courtney Tompkins

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

Iowa is pretty darn livable

According to Congressional Quarterly, Iowa is the fifth most livable state in the country. They make these designations based on quality-of-life indicators such as low crime and poverty, high income and education rates. This ranking is based on the following factors, applied to all states: Negative Factors 1. Percent Change in Number of Crimes: 2005 […]

— 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

CPMS Students Exceed National Match Rate

All 41 students in the CPMS Class of 2008 were recently selected to three-year podiatric medical and surgical residency programs. The initial match rate for DMU students was 90%, compared to the national average of 74% for all colleges of podiatric medicine. Congratulations to the Class of 2008.

— 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

We’re big in biz

In the annual Forbes top ten ranking of ’Best Places for Business and Careers,’ Des Moines placed 4. That’s good news if you’re planning to practice here after graduation or if you’re just concerned about employment for your significant other while you’re in school at DMU. Check out the list: Forbes’ best places for business […]

— Courtney Tompkins

We’re big in biz

In the annual Forbes top ten ranking of “Best Places for Business and Careers,” Des Moines placed #4. That’s good news if you’re planning to practice here after graduation or if you’re just concerned about employment for your significant other while you’re in school at DMU. Check out the details: Here

— Courtney Tompkins