The final summer

As we come down to the last med-school-free week of our summer, my fellow DO’14s and I will soon resume …

Reach out and T.O.U.C.H. someone

Like most osteopathic medical schools, Des Moines University participates in a national volunteer recognition program called T.O.U.C.H. I completely forgot …

The calm in the storm

While the new class of talented and eager P.A. students has already begun their first year at DMU, we D.O. …

Top ten things I’ve learned

Well, another term has come to a close, and I, like many of my fellow classmates, have been reflecting on …

Health care fix: “smoke the whole pack”

Finally, just a few days ago, I at last managed to complete the last class for my master’s of public …

The little things

The road to becoming a physician is a long one indeed. In my personal case, since I’m leaning towards the …

Free SPALing…

One of the cardinal signs of obsession is when the object of one’s focus begins to play a prominent role …

The big, bad, scary winter in Iowa

A few weeks ago, my classmates and I celebrated another major milestone in our academic pursuits. Having concluded our first …

The Shift before Christmas

Today, in the spirit of the season, I’d like to share a piece of poetry that I’ve just concluded as …

TGI Black Friday

As soon as the Thanksgiving festivities were concluded this past Thursday, I immediately rushed home to begin my preparations. Time …

Instant doc, just add med school

With Thanksgiving break rapidly approaching, I feel as though I ought to share a peculiar observation with my friends and …

Like a great monster panting for breath…

Dr. William Child, a surgeon in the civil war, once wrote that “After a great battle, the whole Army is …