Posts by Seth Stevenson


Research spotlight: Vassilios Vardaxis

Vassilios G. Vardaxis, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Des Moines University in the doctor of physical therapy program specializing in human biomechanics and gait analysis. His interest in human movement studies started as a young athlete back in Greece, he started his research career in sports biomechanics at McGill University in Montreal Canada studying the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Medical outreach in El Salvador

For a week and a half this past summer, I took part in Des Moines University’s medical service trip to El Salvador. Twelve other DMU students and ten faculty embarked on this experience with me. Virtually all programs were represented in the trip, with eight second-year D.O.s, a first-year D.O., a PA student, a P.T. […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Wayne Wilson

Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Des Moines University in the biochemistry & nutrition department specializing in metabolic regulation. When Wilson was 5 years old, he was given a toy microscope to play with and ever since he can remember, he has always dreamed of becoming a scientist. In June 2008, Dr. Wilson […]

— Seth Stevenson

An update from a first-year D.P.M.

Hello everybody, my name is Grahm Bahnson, and this is my first blog, so bear with me! I’m a first year DPM ’11 from Sioux Falls, S.D. It’s exciting thinking that this first year of podiatric medical school is almost over. It’s really true what they say, “…in medical school, you’ll experience some of the […]

— Seth Stevenson

The profs at DMU

Our professors at DMU are great. I was absolutely blown away by the quality professors we have. I came from a University where the teachers came in late or right on time and took off as soon as class finished. It is so different here. They are quality people and they are concerned about every […]

— Seth Stevenson

Welcome back!

Moving around during the third year of medical school is definitely not any easy job. It’s scary not knowing where you will live or who you will live with or what the city will be like. It has been quite the adventure! I’m ending my third year here, in Des Moines, Iowa, right where my […]

— Seth Stevenson

Des Moines, Iowa. Yep, Iowa. Des Moines.

I have a magnificent case of writer’s block, which for anyone that truly knows me is absolutely amazing because I’m rarely at a loss for words! Des Moines, Iowa. Writer’s block. Why do I have writer’s block? I shouldn’t have writer’s block. I’ve been thinking about this blog entry for a few weeks. Every time […]

— Seth Stevenson

Will Wonders Never Cease?!

This whole medical school thing is a real hoot! Medical students spend time all their time attending lectures, studying notes, reading textbooks, taking tests, practicing “fake patient” interviews, getting certified in this and that, and a multitude of other activities.  I dare you to ask any medical student if they have ever wondered, “Why am […]

— Seth Stevenson

March Madness Recap

March has always been one of my favorite months. When I think of March, I think of two things: my birthday on March 27 and March Madness. “March Madness” refers to the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. What makes it so great is the unpredictability and the excitement of the games. Take this year, for instance […]

— Seth Stevenson

A glimpse into the life of a D.P.M. student

Hello! I’m Brian Dix from the D.P.M. 2011 class. About me – I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, about 4 hours from Des Moines, and attended South Dakota State University. I have been married to my beautiful wife Amy for a year on April 14. (Note to self: get her flowers or be in the doghouse!) […]

— Seth Stevenson

Why Des Moines is the best place to live in the entire world

Des Moines truly is a great place to live. It is safe, small, fun, and still has all of the “big city attractions.” One of the things that is a lot of fun is the downtown farmers’ market. It’s a big street fair-type event held every Saturday, May-October. The food is amazing and they have […]

— Seth Stevenson

Student Focus

My husband interviewed at five different medical schools – Des Moines University was the only school who focused on the student’s needs. When Aaron arrived at DMU, he was shocked at all the modern conveniences the campus was equipped with. Out of all the schools, DMU was the only one who made sure the students […]

— Seth Stevenson

Brrrr

DMU has a bit of a cycling culture, and for several years now, we have sponsored a group of riders on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), which takes place the last full week of July – often the hottest week of the year. So it seems somehwat fitting to invite DMU […]

— Seth Stevenson

A Newcomer’s Perspective

Interested in learning more about Des Moines University? I was in your shoes about seven or eight months ago. I know what you’re thinking – her title says “Admission Coordinator,” so how could she have been in my shoes? Well, while you’re looking at DMU as a potential school, I was looking at DMU as […]

— Seth Stevenson

100% pass-rate for PA Class of 2007

We are very pleased to report that all 36 Physician Assistant students from the Class of 2007 have now taken their national certifying examination and all 36 of them passed on their first attempt! A 100% first-time pass rate is phenomenal–something we’ve only accomplished a few times since the program’s first graduates in 1983. For […]

— Seth Stevenson

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

It’s been pointed out that our tuition and financial aid information is not easy to find on our web site. Here is the info you want! To get an idea of the total cost of attendance, click on the specific link for the program you’re applying to (e.g. “CPMS Budget”). You’ll find a nice, detailed […]

— Seth Stevenson

Come to the DMU tent at the state fair on August 12!

August 12 is Des Moines University day at the Iowa State Fair! Stop by our tent on the Grand Concourse! We’ll have freebies like temporary tattoos, bandaid dispensers, spray hand sanitizer, pens and magnetic shopping lists! If you take a health quiz you can take home a free ballcap! Pick up some materials to learn […]

— Seth Stevenson

Top indestructible career: doctor

Check out CareerBuilder’s list of long-lasting, indestructible careers. 1. Doctor Why it’s everlasting: While humans pride themselves on being the most intelligent of species, we still have a mortality rate, and we still get bumped, bruised and diseased along the way. We will always need people to investigate and treat our medical conditions. Top indestructible […]

— Seth Stevenson

Questions to consider for Pre-Med Students

Hopefully, there are not any new DMU students who have not considered these questions, but this is a good list for anyone out there who is looking to apply to Med School in the future. Curriculum 1. Are there any special programs for which this medical school is noted? 2. Describe this school’s curriculum in […]

— Seth Stevenson

Some history

Des Moines University is the second oldest osteopathic school in the United States. We’ve built on a proud history and success since the very first class in 1898. Click here to see historical photos of DMU

— Seth Stevenson