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IHA golf outing

Last week several representatives from DMU attended the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) annual “Swinging for Scholars” golf outing. We sponsored a hole and distributed DMU golf towels, which turned out to be a useful tool on such a dreary day! And although the day started out cold and rainy, by late afternoon it was hot […]

— Gina Smith

Moving day!

As you may know, a great number of DMU students live near campus.  I watch them from my window every day as they dodge cars on Grand Ave. on their way to class. The last few weeks has been another spectacle entirely – moving mayhem!  Students, friends, parents, little siblings – all helping move belongings […]

— Gina Smith

Fun run info

I’ve received a few questions this week regarding running resources in Des Moines, so I did a bit of research on the topic. First I thought I’d start by sharing a few of my favorite places to run: To the fridge during commercials, to the mailbox on my birthday and to the ice cream truck […]

— Gina Smith

Pet-friendly apartments

I’ve been getting lots of questions about housing from students bringing dogs with them. I did a quick Google search awhile back for “pet friendly apts Des Moines” and came up with a short list: Westpointe Apts, 2510 Canterbury Rd, Urbandale Signature Place Apts, 210 S. Prairie View Dr, West Des Moines Ashley Square Apts, […]

— Gina Smith

We like spring break too!

Because we work for a University, everyone always assumes we get spring break vacation just like the students. This is not true, in fact spring break is actually a very busy time for us in the admission office. Even though we’re busy, we try to take a little time for spring break fun so we […]

— Gina Smith

Well connected

My family doctor is a DMU alum (D.O. class of 1990) and has been taking quite good care of my family for over 10 years. Just recently, she referred us to a local ENT to discuss tubes – the rite of passage for any infant plagued with ear infections (Otitis Media in doctor speak). Needless […]

— Gina Smith

Discover DMU March 4!

A couple of years ago, we began hosting Discover DMU — a campus-wide open house — and it’s been a huge success! We host events in March, July and September each year and it’s chance for you to see more than we can show in a brochure. We usually have a variety of prospective students, […]

— Gina Smith

PT deadline looming – apply now!

The deadline for our Doctor of Physical Therapy program is less than one month away! Individuals who want to apply for the class beginning August 2009 must e-submit their application through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) by 10:50 p.m. (central time) on Thursday, January 15, 2009. PTCAS can be accessed by visiting www.ptcas.org. […]

— Gina Smith

Don’t miss deadline to apply for PA program!

If you’re still working on your application for our Physician Assistant program, the time has come to finish it up and get it submitted. The deadline for applications is December 1 – right around the corner! If you have any questions about our great PA program be sure to let me know!  

— Gina Smith

Do your feet hurt?

DMU students & faculty will partner with the Polk County Health Department on Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m., at 1907 Carpenter Ave., to help people with podiatric issues. If your feet hurt, toe/foot shape has changed, your feet are dry or have sores, stop by and have them take a look!  Our students & docs will do […]

— Gina Smith

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

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

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

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

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