DMU’s podiatric grads perfect on national board exam

DMU’s podiatric graduates again have demonstrated why our College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) is tops in the nation: The first-time pass rate for CPMS graduates on Part III of the American Podiatric Medical Licensure Exam (APMLE) was 100 percent for the December 2017 administration. APMLE III is the final step in the licensure process. The exam is taken during the first year of residency training and is designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge and clinical skills in evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients.

“These results continue the exceptional record of CPMS students and graduates on all steps in the National Podiatric Board Examination process,” says Robert Yoho, D.P.M., M.S., FACFAS, dean of the college.

That’s just one indicator of the college’s high quality. Over the past three residency program match cycles, more than 99.5 percent of CPMS graduates have been placed into residency programs, the highest among the nation’s nine podiatric colleges. In other news:

CPMS students host hands-on workshops to introduce local students to podiatric medicine.
  • Dean Yoho has been appointed to the Government Relations Committee of the Polk County Medical Society. It has only been recently that podiatric physicians were afforded membership status in this organization.  
  • The CPMS Student Government Association once again partnered with the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves for the Toy for Tots Operation Tournament. The event raised nearly $1,000 in holiday gifts that were distributed to less fortunate children in the Des Moines community.
  • CPMS students are proud of their future profession. On Dec. 11, the CPMS Podiatric Medical Advocacy Group held a “Get Your Foot in the Door” event, during which they hosted various hands-on workshops to introduce local high school students to the podiatric medical profession.
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