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“My trip to Belize” by Stephen Badke, D.O. student

Some of the unique opportunities available at Des Moines University are international rotations and medical mission trips. In July 2007, I traveled to the Stann Creek District of Belize, Central America as part of a group of 21 students and clinicians. The trip served as an excellent opportunity to provide remote underserved populations with medical […]

— Andrea Cooley

A Newcomer’s Perspective

Interested in learning more about Des Moines University? I was in your shoes about seven or eight months ago. I know what you’re thinking – her title says “Admission Coordinator,” so how could she have been in my shoes? Well, while you’re looking at DMU as a potential school, I was looking at DMU as […]

— Seth Stevenson

100% pass-rate for PA Class of 2007

We are very pleased to report that all 36 Physician Assistant students from the Class of 2007 have now taken their national certifying examination and all 36 of them passed on their first attempt! A 100% first-time pass rate is phenomenal–something we’ve only accomplished a few times since the program’s first graduates in 1983. For […]

— Seth Stevenson

Interesting visitors on campus

Regardless of politics, it’s pretty cool to hear a presidential candidate first-hand. It seems like DMU is a hot-spot for politicians lately! Senator Joe Biden even chose us as the location to unveil his healthcare plan! If you missed seeing Senator Biden at DMU, watch it on youtube: Biden at DMU

— Courtney Tompkins

Darcie Bubolz joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Darcie Bubolz of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as an admissions assistant in the Enrollment department. She was previously a staffing manager at OfficeTeam in West Des Moines.

— Courtney Tompkins

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

It’s been pointed out that our tuition and financial aid information is not easy to find on our web site. Here is the info you want! To get an idea of the total cost of attendance, click on the specific link for the program you’re applying to (e.g. “CPMS Budget”). You’ll find a nice, detailed […]

— Seth Stevenson

Des Moines University welcomes Dr. Pat Buchanan

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Patricia “Pat” Buchanan, Ph.D., M.S.P.T., recently joined Des Moines University as an associate professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is a certified athletic trainer and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher (GCTF). She was previously an associate professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Dr. Drew Lewis

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Drew Lewis, D.O., recently joined Des Moines University as a faculty member in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) department. Dr. Lewis is also working in the Des Moines University Clinic. A Des Moines University graduate, Dr. Lewis recently completed his residency at UC-Davis Medical Center in California.

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Students attend National APMA Conference

The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery had the opportunity to send six students to represent the College at the American Podiatric Medical Association’s National Conference.Representatives from each of the eight podiatric colleges gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss issues facing podiatric medical students across the nation. One of these six students was Kimberlee Hobizal […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Students Receive Scholarships

Joe Kukla, DPM ’08 was awarded the Region Ten Dr. George E. Clark Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from the Podiatry Political Action Committee. Nathan Clark, DPM ’08 was awarded the Zelda Walling Vicha Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants for his essay submission describing […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU group earns award at national podiatric conference

(Des Moines, IA) – A group of faculty and students from Des Moines University recently earned first place for an outstanding poster abstract at the American Podiatric Medical Association’s (APMA) National Scientific Conference in Philadelphia. The poster was authored by Robert Yoho, D.P.M., dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Simon Geletta, Ph.D., […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Samina Akbar

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Samina Akbar, Ph.D., recently joined Des Moines University as an assistant professor in the microbiology/immunology department. Dr. Akbar was previously with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

— Courtney Tompkins