An investment in innovative instruction makes a great DMU education even better

Brad Bakotic and Tim Yoho
CPMS Dean R. Tim Yoho and Brad Bakotic view DMU's new Bako skills lab and classroom.

Des Moines University has a new educational resource for students and faculty, courtesy of Brad Bakotic, D.P.M., D.O., and his company. The Bako Pathology Clinical Skills Lab and Classroom is the result of a $100,000 gift from Bako Pathology Services in Alpharetta, GA, where Bakotic is chief executive offer.

The lab and classroom feature new furniture and state-of-the-art technology that enhance the delivery of curriculum, enable distance learning and provide space for student clubs and continuing medical education.

“When we first discussed a gift to the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Bakotic made it very clear that it was to enhance the education of our students,” says R. Tim Yoho, D.P.M., FACFAS, dean of the college. “With that charge, thanks to Bako Pathology Services, we created an incredible technology and physical resource designed to promote innovative instruction and enrich student learning.”

“We’re proud to do our part to further advance the education process within the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery,” Bakotic says. “We strongly believe that supporting our students and learning institutions represents the best single means to advance the podiatric profession.”

This is not Bakotic’s first gift to DMU. He has often provided hands-on training to students in the classroom and clinical skills lab. Impressed by the students and educational philosophy of the University, he also established an endowed scholarship for third-year CPMS students.

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