DMU has created highly selective, guided tracks for students interested in becoming professors or exploring research topics in global health. These two pathways are designed to develop graduates equipped to teach in the academic medical centers of the future and to advance knowledge on issues that affect the health of people around the world.
These are just some of the driving forces that require innovation in fostering and preparing the next generation of academic medical faculty and globally oriented health care leaders. Des Moines University’s Pathways of Distinction Program identifies and trains highly qualified students for careers in these areas by offering two specific tracks.
This pathway develops osteopathic medicine students to become medical educators in their residency and beyond. In one-to-one meetings with faculty, online modules, small group sessions and large group lectures, students learn the principles of adult learning and curriculum development and have opportunities to experience different teaching and learning styles. Students then demonstrate their skills in various DMU settings, create a medical research project for publication submission and develop an educator portfolio.
If interested in the Educator Scholar track please contact Deborah Eittreim by calling 515-271-1421 or email email@example.com.
This highly selective research opportunity enables students to explore global health research topics at various organizations. Students will have the opportunity to work with researchers on projects, for example, conducting systematic reviews for creating evidence-based educational materials for worldwide distribution. Learn more.
If interested in Global Health Research Internships please contact the Department of Global Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are chosen based on academic standing, faculty recommendations and performance in a previous scholarly activity.
Global health pathway students may receive some financial support for travel.