Colin Zdenek

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Undergrad School: South Dakota State University
Major: Biology and Spanish
Age: 22
Class: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – Class of 2013


Were you surprised by anything in the program?

I was surprised at how well the classes overlapped one another, which allowed me to learn more efficiently.

Any advice for prospective students?

Treat every exam as if it were the hardest test of the year. By doing this, you can’t say you should have studied more; however, make sure you RELAX and have free time!

How is DMU family friendly?

DMU was very welcoming to my wife by providing her a free gym membership and multiple ways in which she can be involved with other spouses who have a significant other attending DMU.

Why do you want to be a doctor of podiatric medicine?

Great career, I enjoy the surgical aspect as well as the balance for family life.

Why DMU?

I felt it offered the best education and I also enjoyed the city of Des Moines.

Career objectives:

I want to do missions work in Africa

Favorite thing about Des Moines:

Going to the market on Saturdays, coffee shops, walking around Gray’s Lake and going to events downtown.