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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

Study shows critical need for public health workers!

The U.S. will need 250,000 more public health workers by 2020, according to a new study by the Association of Schools of Public Health. Schools of public health will have to train three times the current number of students, for the next 12 years, to meet the need. Read the full report: http://www.asph.org/UserFiles/FINALASPHWorkforceRelease.pdf 28 students […]

— Courtney Tompkins

More podiatric physicians needed!

Over the next six years, all eight podiatric schools in the U.S. would have to triple the number of graduates to meet the needs we’ll have in America in 2014. This estimate comes from a recent study that shows approx. 40% of all foot care in the U.S. was provided by a D.P.M. Get the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU staff honored for supporting employee’s military obligations

Mark Peiffer, CPA, chief financial officer at Des Moines University (DMU), and Beth Brosnahan, CPA, controller at DMU, were recently surprised with a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Peiffer and Brosnahan were nominated by Technical Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, staff accountant. Johnson is a member of the Air National […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU VP wins National Award for Chronic Disease Work

Pharos Innovations Announces First Recipient of National Award for Achievements in Chronic Care Programs and Research Dr. Bill Appelgate, Executive Director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium,is recognized for innovative research and programming for Iowa’s Medicaid population with chronic healthcare conditions Northfield, Illinois, March 6, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — Today Pharos Innovations, a remote patient monitoring […]

— Courtney Tompkins

More podiatric physicians needed!

Over the next six years, all eight podiatric schools in the U.S. would have to triple the number of graduates to meet the needs we’ll have in America in 2014. This estimate comes from a recent study that shows approx. 40% of all foot care in the U.S. was provided by a D.P.M. Get the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Take Pilates from DMU physical therapist, exercise physiologist

(Des Moines, IA) – Strengthen your abs, pelvic and back muscles through Pilates at Des Moines University (DMU). The upcoming Pilates course at DMU is taught by Kari Smith, D.P.T., a trained Pilates instructor and physical therapist in the Des Moines University Clinic, and Carol Ruby, exercise physiologist from the Des Moines University Clinic. The […]

— Courtney Tompkins