We like spring break too!

Because we work for a University, everyone always assumes we get spring break vacation just like the students. This is …

Psoriatic Onychopachydermoperiostitis

Did the title of this post make you raise your eyebrow a bit? Do you know what it means? I …

Doing good in El Salvador over spring break

by Barb Boose, DMU Magazine editor Last summer, Jonathan Thompson, a podiatric medical student at DMU, spent a steamy week …

Travel is possible on a student’s budget

  I used Priceline for the first time recently to bid on a 3-star hotel in San Jose, CA with …

Procrastination

When it comes to wasting time, I totally dominate. I can spend a good four hours straight on the computer …

Good Eats: El Salvador

For our pre-departure meeting, our global health group met at El Salvador Del Mundo, 2901 6th Ave. in Des Moines. …

Lunch with Governor Branstad!

I’m so glad I went to have lunch with Governor Branstad (DMU’s president) today. He absorbed all of our concerns …

Community service at DMU

 During my undergraduate work I was very involved in both the community and the university — it was what made …

African update

The DMU Global Health dept. recently arranged an exchange partnership with a medical school in Uganda. The first two DMU …

Fitting in

I define the years between first and fifth grade (and sometimes ’til eighth) as a kid’s “awkward years.” These are …

Learn about needs, health issues of transgendered

Being a healthcare professional means taking care of people from all walks of life. Many will have particular needs you …

A breathtaking experience

by Barb Boose, editor of DMU Magazine Some people enjoy winter, some hate it and others simply tolerate it. But …