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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


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

DMU launches Cell Phone Alert System

Des Moines University (DMU) announces the launch of a notification system that enables the University to send urgent news to cell phones. The system allows messages to be sent regarding emergencies and University cancellations or other important campus news. The service is available to all current students and employees of Des Moines University.   The new […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Quick chuckle

A bit cheesy, but quite entertaining…. here’s a video of one guy’s trip around our state to see the beautiful, bizarre and crazy Iowa sites: YouTube vid of ‘Dancing in Iowa‘ That’s all for now, folks…

— Courtney Tompkins

“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