Nikki Cook, D.O.'15 ProfilePosition(s)StudentDoctor of Osteopathic Medicine ProgramHometown: San Diego, CA Undergraduate: University of Arizona Age: 24Any advice for prospective students?Don’t stress out and be persistent, if you don’t get in the first time keep trying! Enjoy the undergraduate days!Extracurricular activitiesI love to exercise by running, rock climbing, and kick boxing. I also enjoy getting involved with all the volunteer opportunities through DMU. I also have a little dog that I love to spend time with.Why DMU?I spent a week every summer in IA and I love the people here. There is a lot more to do in Des Moines than I had previously thought. I really enjoyed my interview here compared to the others, the students and staff were friendly and inviting. I also like the teamwork aspect they try to emphasize.Career objectives:Right now I’m strongly considering emergency medicine. I’m an adrenaline junkie and I love the excitement and chaos and not knowing what will come in the door next. Along with emergency medicine, I want to incorporate medical missions into my career. Right now I have a trip planned for Ecuador this summer.Favorite thing about Des Moines:Climb Iowa, the bike paths, Ragbrai, and the people!