The perks of being a DMU student

Being a Des Moines University student definitely has its perks. Here are a few that you may not be aware …
DMU partnered with Tech Trek to make science cool for girls.

Tech Trek campers get a taste of medical school

This summer, the Simpson College branch of Tech Trek, an experiential summer camp backed by research and designed to make science, technology, …

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 …

First, do no harm

This article was written by Laurel Whitis, D.O.’17, M.P.H.; Matthew Mueller, D.O.’17, M.P.H.’21; and Chelsea Thibodeau, D.O.’17. As health care providers …

Thirty-two Des Moines University student leaders inducted into honor society

Des Moines University teaches students more than the sciences. Medical students also learn compassion, ethics and leadership — the interpersonal …
Cindy Lin, D.P.M.'16

Student goes big in service

Growing up in a low-income household in Portland, OR, Cindy Lin didn’t see a doctor until she was 16 years …
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 …

Global Health Club hosts first aid at refugee soccer tournament

Students from the DMU Global Health Club partnered with refugee placement and support service organizations to provide first aid services at …
Aaron Shoskes, D.O.'18, presents his research at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting.

Aaron Shoskes, D.O.’18, explores link between chronic stress and gut bacteria

Aaron Shoskes, D.O.’18, gave a platform presentation titled “A possible link between chronic stress and the microbiome: a metagenomic analysis” at the …
DMU students were among those discussing health policy issues with elected officials at the Iowa Capitol Building.

Sharing “Capitol” advice with state decision-makers

More than 90 physicians, residents, clinic administrators and medical students — including many from DMU — spoke with Iowa state …
Matthew Knabel volunteered with Special Olympics athletes.

CPMS students help Special Olympics athletes keep their feet fit

Student volunteers from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery recently participated in the annual “Fit Feet” event at Special …

Passion for caring for the underserved drives Global Health students

Thirty-three DMU students spent spring break on medical service trips, treating hundreds of patients in the Dominican Republic and Biloxi, Mississippi. A …