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Sue Huppert joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Sue Huppert of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the director of development. She was previously a major accounts sales manager for Xerox in West Des Moines.

— Courtney Tompkins

Like music to my ears…

There’s a brand new event in DSM that has everyone hyped up. It’s called 80/35 (Referring to DSM being at the intersections of I-80 and I-235) and it’s a music fest that sounds amazing. Local and national acts will come together to play in a park downtown. It all goes down July 4 & 5 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A review of the first year

I just finished my first year at DMU as a podiatry student and I thought this blog would be the perfect opportunity to reflect on my experiences and to share any advice for those that are considering DMU, Des Moines and podiatry school. I am from Pittsburgh, PA, so it was quite a move to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines, how I love thee!

Summer is here, the flowers are in bloom and the weekends are full of cool things to do – reminding me yet again that Iowa is a great place to live. My husband and I recently traveled to a few different states on vacation. We had a blast but it also made us appreciate where […]

— Courtney Tompkins

IOMA names DMU's Dr. Woolley doc of year

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University’s Adrian Woolley, D.O., was honored with the “Physician of the Year” award from the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (IOMA). Dr. Woolley is an associate professor of family medicine and osteopathic manual medicine and practices in the Des Moines University Clinic. She is a 1995 graduate of Des Moines […]

— Courtney Tompkins

An update from a first-year D.P.M.

Hello everybody, my name is Grahm Bahnson, and this is my first blog, so bear with me! I’m a first year DPM ’11 from Sioux Falls, S.D. It’s exciting thinking that this first year of podiatric medical school is almost over. It’s really true what they say, “…in medical school, you’ll experience some of the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Just another example of how cool our students are!

This week the local news magazine for 24-35 year olds wrote about being a med student. The reporter followed Amy, the student in the story, around for a few hours and got to experience our patient simulation lab and OMM. The reporter, Brianne, blogged about Amy afterward.

— Courtney Tompkins

Farmers’ market time!!!

We hear time and again from students that one of their fave. things to do in Des Moines is visit the farmers’ market downtown on Saturday mornings. With fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, homemade salsa, jams, jellies and pies, farm-raised fresh meat, Iowa’s famous Maytag cheese and wine from Iowa wineries for sale, who […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Is grad school do-able with a family?

If you’ve been dreaming for years of becoming a doctor or earning your master’s but you’re not sure how more schooling will jive with having a family, worry no more. At Des Moines University, we have many students with families and try to be as accommodating as possible. At lunch time there are many toddlers […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The profs at DMU

Our professors at DMU are great. I was absolutely blown away by the quality professors we have. I came from a University where the teachers came in late or right on time and took off as soon as class finished. It is so different here. They are quality people and they are concerned about every […]

— Seth Stevenson

Wooden shoes, tulips and pastries galore

About 30-45 minutes from Des Moines is the lovely little town of Pella. Pella was founded by the Dutch and every year residents celebrate their heritage with Tulip Time. While you may be able to imagine an entire city awash in colorful tulips, there is no way you could begin to imagine the delectable treats […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Lots to do!

Came across this great listing of fun summer events: The Register’s guide to summer fun in DSM! Enjoy!!!

— Courtney Tompkins

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