The Phoenix physician

With all the discoveries that have remarkably advanced medical care, we have a delivery system characterized by a shortage of primary care physicians, high expenditures on chronic disease and pressure to improve efficiencies and access. The “Phoenix Physician” must rise out of the ashes of this outdated system.

A mover (literally) and shaker in DMU’s history

Throughout Roger Senty’s years as a student and faculty member at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now DMU, its leaders had talked about upgrading and relocating the institution. He ultimately was the one who got the job done.

Virtual medicine works in reality

If you ask an attorney, says David Kapaska, D.O.’86, the standard of health care is the same at the renowned …

Nurturing a crop of top-quality health care professionals

When you ask Greg Paris, M.H.A.’98, what Monroe County Hospital and Clinics (MCHC) were like just over a decade ago, …

Growing their own: sowing interest in health careers

In the same way orchard owners plant trees with a long-term view of the fruits of their labors, some organizations …

Planting the seeds for the next crop of health care providers

Last summer, DMU osteopathic medical student Bill Bensen found many benefits during a preceptorship at Kossuth Regional Health Center (KRHC) …

Fertile Ground

Health care providers may be scarce as hen’s teeth in rural areas, but that paucity is producing a bumper crop of employment opportunities for health care professionals ready to embrace the perqs and quirks of rural practice. Here are some ways the University, individuals and organizations are sowing interest in rural medicine.

Great minds, new discoveries

DMU is working strategically to guide and grow its research enterprise, an ongoing effort much like research itself. Building knowledge in four areas of emphasis – cardiovascular sciences, movement science, public health and pedagogy in the health sciences – will likely benefit students, patients and entire populations.

Minority health disparities: “social and public health problem”

Minority health disparities: “social and public health problem”Tim Wise has no patience with white people who believe they’re not responsible …

The criticality of cultural competency

In an increasingly multicultural world, understanding how to work with and care for people from a wide variety of backgrounds is not only a matter of professional responsibility; it’s a practical necessity. DMU is increasing efforts to equip students for this reality.

DMU journal marks seventh year, seeks submissions

DMU’s student-produced literary review, Abaton, reflects the art and humanism of medicine. If you have something to say about the hardships, joys and conflicting emotions of those in the medical profession, here’s your chance.

Shaved heads and haircuts for a great cause

First-year osteopathic medical student Laura Stearns says going bald is nothing compared to the challenges faced by kids with cancer. That’s why she and other members of the DMU community gladly gave up their locks for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.