Des Moines University's 121st

Commencement Ceremony

May 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Ceremony Venue

Hy-Vee Hall

730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Tickets are not issued for this event. Graduates may invite as many guests as they please.



Kevin Klauer, D.O.’92, EJD, FACEP

Dr. Klauer became chief executive officer of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in May 2019. The first osteopathic physician to lead AOA operations since 1981, he has primary responsibility for strategy, operating results, continued organizational growth and advocacy for the osteopathic profession.

Before becoming AOA’s CEO, Dr. Klauer most recently served as vice president and chief medical officer for hospital-based services, chief risk officer and executive director for patient safety at TeamHealth, a leading clinician services organization. Prior to joining TeamHealth in January 2015, he spent 15 years with Emergency Medicine Physicians Ltd. (EMP), serving in many capacities. He also served as a board member for the EMP Medical Group and the Physicians Specialty Limited Risk Retention Group.

Dr. Klauer is an assistant clinical professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He was recognized by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians with the 2018 Outstanding Educator of the Year award.

Dr. Klauer is board-certified in emergency medicine and holds an executive juris doctorate from Concord Law School. He is a Fellow and member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) board of directors. He served as medical editor in chief for ACEP Now from 2014 to 2019. He previously served as ACEP Council speaker and was editor-in-chief for Emergency Physicians Monthly. He now is a manuscript reviewer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine and a member of the editorial board of the ED Legal Letter. The author of several medical book chapters, he has received numerous awards for his excellence in writing and public speaking.

Kevin Klauer, Des Moines University Commencement Speaker 2020
Kevin Klauer, D.O.’92, EJD, FACEP

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 p.m. BLS Training (Optional)
Olsen Center
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Student Loan Repayment Calculators Workshop with Paul Garrard (Optional)
SEC 115
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. DPT Program Awards Ceremony
Ruza Lecture Hall
Program Award Ceremonies are for students and faculty within the program
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Physician Burnout Session (Optional)
Details to be provided at a later date
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. So, now what?  Managing your Student Loans during the Transition from DMU to your Career
Student Education Center, Auditorium
Mandatory for DPT, MSPA Graduates who have borrowed financial aid
MHA, MPH, MSA, MSBS welcome to attend
 Evening Class Events (Optional)
Scheduled and planned by Class Officers
Thursday, May 21, 2020
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
SEC Commons

Registration for Commencement Activities
SEC Commons
Graduates will receive name cards and ITS packet

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Computer-Transfer of Ownership Procedures
SEC Auditorium
Mandatory for DO, DPM, DPT, and MSPAS Graduates
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Ceremonial Overview
SEC Auditorium
Mandatory for DO, DPM, DPT, and MSPAS Graduates
(Graduates in other programs are welcome to attend)
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Benefits of the Alumni Association
SEC Auditorium
9:15 - 10:45 a.m. So, now what? Managing your Student Loans during the Transition from DMU to your Internship/Residency
SEC Auditorium
Mandatory for DO and DPM Graduates who have borrowed financial aid
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Program Awards Ceremonies
Program Awards Ceremonies are for students and faculty within the program
DO – SEC Auditorium
DPM – Lecture Hall 1
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Picnic Luncheon
Honors all graduates in the Class of 2020
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Military Promotion Ceremony
Ruza Lecture Hall 2
Program and Reception
Ceremony honors graduates attending DMU on military scholarships
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Protecting Your Income: What You Need to Know Before You Graduate (Optional)
Lecture Hall 1
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. CPMS OCA Checkout
Clerkship Coordinator Office
Friday, May 22, 2020
8:30 a.m. Doors Open
9:15 a.m. Graduates, Faculty and Platform Party arrive at Venue
10:00 a.m. 120th Commencement Ceremony
Iowa Events Center/Hy-Vee Hall

Information for Graduates

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