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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

Public health workers needed!

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: ASPH study DMU […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Spring 2008 Admissions Tour

DMU admissions representatives are visiting undergraduate institutions and participating in graduate/professional school fairs, health professions fairs, and other events around the country this spring. Click here for more details »

— Courtney Tompkins

Will your significant other need a job while you’re in school?

Not to worry. We’re home to Principal Life Insurance, Nationwide/Allied Insurance, Meredith and many others. See a list of the top employers in DSM: Major employers in DSM, IA Plus, check out the following link. CareerBuilder picked Iowa as part of the best 15 states for getting a job! CareerBuilder’s best states to get a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Diversity presentation at DMU open to all

(Des Moines, IA) – The public is invited to a free presentation about diversity, featuring Dave Pallone, at Des Moines University on February 21, beginning at 7 p.m. Dave Pallone spent 18 years as a professional umpire including 10 years in Major League Baseball, authored a best-selling autobiography and hosted a sports radio talk show. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Faculty Member wins National Podiatric Award

Dr. James Mahoney, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor for the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery has received the 2008 American Podiatric Medical Student Association’s Kenison Award. This award recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions in podiatric medical education, the APMSA, and the profession as a whole.  This year, the APMSA delegates […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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

Sec. Leavitt to speak on Health Care Jan. 31

Please join Health & Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt for a public meeting: Connecting You to Better Health Local Collaboratives Working to Deliver Better Care at Lower Cost Electronic Health Records Advancing 21st Century Medicine Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:00 p.m. Des Moines University Student Education Center (SEC) 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA For […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Iowa still rocks

You may have heard a loud “whooshing” sound late last Thursday night or early Friday morning – it was the sound of thousands of media and political types leaving Iowa and heading for New Hampshire! Yes, Iowans did themselves proud and turned out in record – HUGE record – crowds for the Iowa Caucuses. The […]

— Courtney Tompkins