Brooke and Yu

Schweitzer shows the impact of PAs in health care

In just three years since graduating from DMU, Brooke Schweitzer, PA-C’12, has journeyed from “the middle of nowhere” in Kansas …
Happy graduates at 2015 Commencement

472 degrees of happiness

Ideal weather, a distinguished grand marshal, honored “milestone” alumni, a compelling keynote speaker and, of course, the elation of earning …
Fork in brain

Back for seconds

After getting a taste of Des Moines University for three weeks one summer, these students returned to campus to complete …
COM Dean J.D. Polk teaches students how to use an ultrasound.

DMU gives students the “stethoscope of the 21st century”

Ultrasound, a technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to make images of organs and structures in the body, can give …
Joel Rand, Program Director/Chair of the Physician Assistant Program

Rand brings rich life experiences to PA students

Joel Rand, M.P.A.S., PA-C, openly admits he had little academic experience before joining DMU’s physician assistant (PA) program faculty, as …
Applicants come dressed to impress on Interview Day at DMU.

Tried-and-true tips to ace your interview

Interview season begins next month at Des Moines University! The campus community loves meeting our applicants and showing them how …
Laura Delaney, PA-C, M.P.A.S.

Delaney named Iowa Campus Compact Faculty Fellow

Laura Delaney, M.P.A.S., PA-C, assistant professor in the Physician Assistant program, was selected as one of four faculty members from across …

Ogden man covers 700 Utah miles on foot

No pain, no gain, as the saying goes, and Eric Johnson, PA-C’98, isn’t afraid of a little suffering to feed …

Inaugural physician assistants picked for Iowa loan repayment

For the first DMU physician assistant alumni selected for Iowa’s state-supported loan repayment program, being able to shed their debt …

PPDPT program to sunset

When the American Physical Therapy Association pledged that all physical therapy services would be offered by doctors of physical therapy …
Professor Muhhamad Spocter gets pied at St. Baldrick's Day.

Campus, hair clippers and Cool Whip come together to support cancer research

On Feb. 10, first-year DMU students Jonathan Pickos and Iaswarya “Ice” Ganapathiraju experienced something rare and wonderful amid the stress …
Reunion 2015: Welcome Reception

Reunion reflections

Members of the DMU classes of 1990, 1965 and earlier years were celebrated as “medallion alumni” during this year’s reunion, May 21-23. …