PA’s go global

October 29, 2008 —

PA program director on global health trip

Starting in the 2009-10 school year, second-year PA students will have the opportunity to complete two weeks of clinical rotations outside the United States. Rotation sites have been set up in the Caribbean on the island of St. Lucia, as well as in the West African nation of Mali.

The St. Lucia site will take two students in April and another two students in November. The rotating student will have opportunities in pediatrics, family practice and other areas of medicine. The rotation in Mali will happen once each year and focus primarily on family practice. Students on this rotation will be accompanied by Laura Delaney, a DMU PA faculty member. These international rotations will be counted as part of the twelve weeks worth of elective rotations each PA student must complete during their second year. 

To learn more about Des Moines University’s exciting opportunities in global health, visit our Global Health web page.

DMU really is doing a world of good!


Gina Smith joined the admissions team (formally the Enrollment Management department) in early 2005. She strives to keep you up to date on all things admission related. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2003, Gina continues to cheer on the Hawkeyes, the best team ever, pretty much any way you look at it. Gina and her husband live in West Des Moines with their son, dog and cat.

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