Posts tagged Guest writer

5k in review

Saturday was the Des Moines University Run-Day-Voo, a 5k run/walk for students, alumni, staff and friends. Lisa Vroegh and I, from the Enrollment office, decided to participate in the event this year. As walkers. We don’t run. Despite being toward the end of the pack, we had a great time.  It was wonderful to see […]

— Katie Pearce

Week one…

This week marks the start of a journey for 50 new DMU students in the Physician Assistant program. After three days of orientation, the PA class of 2011 will begin their coursework today. For many it has been a long road getting to graduate school, and for those 50 students who begin this week, it […]

— Joshua Kvinlaug

A field trip to DMU

 by Rishi Shah* (11yrs, Downtown School, Des Moines, Iowa) Did you ever have an opportunity to go see a real heart? Well, I have when we visited Des Moines University (DMU) in 3rd grade. We were greeted by Dr. Matz, who showed us around campus.

— Seth Stevenson

Pella Tulip Time review

This past weekend was the annual tulip festival in Pella, Iowa! Pella is a short 45-minute drive from Des Moines and a visit to Tulip Time is a must-do for anybody who loves food, flowers and a bit of history (Pella is a Dutch town full of traditional Dutch architecture and traditions).  Darcie, Lisa, and […]

— Seth Stevenson

Quilting for good

guest post by Barb Boose, editor of DMU Magazine When 14 DMU students, two faculty, two alumni and four others took a medical service trip to El Salvador in March, they took 30 quilts with them, thanks to the Crafting for Charity Club.  The club was organized last year by DMU employees, all enthusiastic crafters […]

— Seth Stevenson

Historic art right down the street

Guest post by Josh Kvinlaug-Lewis from the admissions office Sometimes it’s easy to forget that DMU is just 12 blocks away from a renowned art museum. The Des Moines Art Center is less than a mile west of campus on Grand Avenue, yet I rarely visit the museum, despite driving past it every week. Last […]

— Joshua Kvinlaug

Doing good in El Salvador over spring break

by Barb Boose, DMU Magazine editor Last summer, Jonathan Thompson, a podiatric medical student at DMU, spent a steamy week in El Salvador, seeing 50 to 70 patients a day. He was one of 14 DMU students on a medical service trip organized by the DMU Global Health Program and the Comandos de Salvamento, a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A breathtaking experience

by Barb Boose, editor of DMU Magazine Some people enjoy winter, some hate it and others simply tolerate it. But on a recent frigid Friday night in Des Moines, a unique group not only enjoyed it, they literally leapt into it. First-year DMU students John Budi and Jayten Shook were among approximately 100 people who […]

— Seth Stevenson

Mastering medical sciences, fighting stress

Guest blog by Jolene Kelly, PA-C, PA Program director Graduate school is a whole new ball game and learning about the intricacies of the human body takes a lot of dedication and work. Combine the two for a graduate degree in health or medicine and you’re looking at some stress. I’ve often heard students express […]

— Andrea Cooley

Alumni in the military

Written by Barb Boose, guest blogger & editor of ‘DMU Magazine’ As we reflect on the year that’s ending and the new one ahead, it’s a good time to remember the men and women serving our country here and abroad. Many Des Moines University alumni have served or are serving in the military, including Walter […]

— Seth Stevenson

The next Doogie Howser?

OK, well maybe these high school students won’t be performing brain surgery anytime soon…  But, earlier this month, 22 high school students from across the Des Moines metro area were on campus to learn surgery skills from DMU students. Members of SCACFAS (Student Chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) demonstrated suturing […]

— Andrea Cooley

Des Moines Marathon

The Des Moines Marathon was Sunday and DMU was everywhere!  There were more than 7,000 runners and walkers for this Boston Marathon qualifier, and the weather couldn’t have been better!  While I don’t think I’ll ever run in a marathon (I get sore from playing Wii Tennis), I have cheered on runners before and the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Student Focus

My husband interviewed at five different medical schools – Des Moines University was the only school who focused on the student’s needs. When Aaron arrived at DMU, he was shocked at all the modern conveniences the campus was equipped with. Out of all the schools, DMU was the only one who made sure the students […]

— Seth Stevenson

Brrrr

DMU has a bit of a cycling culture, and for several years now, we have sponsored a group of riders on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), which takes place the last full week of July – often the hottest week of the year. So it seems somehwat fitting to invite DMU […]

— Seth Stevenson

“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

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

Questions to consider for Pre-Med Students

Hopefully, there are not any new DMU students who have not considered these questions, but this is a good list for anyone out there who is looking to apply to Med School in the future. Best of luck, j. Curriculum 1. Are there any special programs for which this medical school is noted? 2. Describe […]

— Seth Stevenson