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

Are you ready for some fooootball!??!!!

Last night was a big night for Des Moines – our new arena football team debuted on home turf. The Iowa Barnstormers play in the AF2 league. Last night was the team’s second game and second loss. But what a fun night! I have to back up a bit for those of you not from Iowa…. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Random acts for charity

Every year the DMU Pediatric Club hosts a Variety Show. This year’s show was April 3. Our students, as usual, were great. They totally put themselves out there, showing off impressive, crazy and random skills. All money raised goes to Shoes That Fit, a charity that provides shoes, coats, clothes and other necessities for local […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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

Highest paid professions

Money isn’t everything, but it sure is nice! Luckily for lots of our grads, there’s money to be made in the medical field! Forbes rated the 25 best-paying jobs recently. 1 is anesthesiologist 2 is surgeons 3 is obstetricians & gynecologists 6 is general internists 8 is psychiatrists 9 is family and general practitioners 11 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Iowa is pretty darn livable

According to Congressional Quarterly, Iowa is the fifth most livable state in the country. They make these designations based on quality-of-life indicators such as low crime and poverty, high income and education rates. This ranking is based on the following factors, applied to all states: Negative Factors 1. Percent Change in Number of Crimes: 2005 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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

Forbes likes DSM

Those of us that live in Des Moines, either to work at DMU or attend this great school, know that our city rocks. It’s still always nice to hear the sentiment from others. Check out what Forbes mag said about Des Moines: Great things about Des Moines

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU students rock!

On March 27 at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1, DMU students will host a Wii Sports tourney. It costs $3 to play bowling, boxing or tennis or $8 for the triathalon. On April 1 at 5 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1, DMU students are hosting a Wii Guitar Hero tourney. It costs $5 to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

We’re big in biz

In the annual Forbes top ten ranking of ’Best Places for Business and Careers,’ Des Moines placed 4. That’s good news if you’re planning to practice here after graduation or if you’re just concerned about employment for your significant other while you’re in school at DMU. Check out the list: Forbes’ best places for business […]

— Courtney Tompkins

More podiatric physicians needed!

Over the next six years, all eight podiatric schools in the U.S. would have to triple the number of graduates to meet the needs we’ll have in America in 2014. This estimate comes from a recent study that shows approx. 40% of all foot care in the U.S. was provided by a D.P.M. Get the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public health workers needed!

The U.S. will need 250,000 more public health workers by 2020, according to a new study by the Association of Schools of Public Health. Schools of public health will have to train three times the current number of students, for the next 12 years, to meet the need, Read the full report: ASPH study DMU […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Will your significant other need a job while you’re in school?

Not to worry. We’re home to Principal Life Insurance, Nationwide/Allied Insurance, Meredith and many others. See a list of the top employers in DSM: Major employers in DSM, IA Plus, check out the following link. CareerBuilder picked Iowa as part of the best 15 states for getting a job! CareerBuilder’s best states to get a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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

Iowa still rocks

You may have heard a loud “whooshing” sound late last Thursday night or early Friday morning – it was the sound of thousands of media and political types leaving Iowa and heading for New Hampshire! Yes, Iowans did themselves proud and turned out in record – HUGE record – crowds for the Iowa Caucuses. The […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Quick chuckle

A bit cheesy, but quite entertaining…. here’s a video of one guy’s trip around our state to see the beautiful, bizarre and crazy Iowa sites: YouTube vid of ‘Dancing in Iowa‘ That’s all for now, folks…

— Courtney Tompkins