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 …
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Stretching beyond comfort zones

As a fourth-year medical student, Mali Schneiter delivered twins — by herself — in a hospital in Uganda. Classmate Nicole Cook counted potentially …
D.O. Class of 2015

Where did all our docs go?

After Commencement, our graduates are prepared to embark on exciting, new health careers. But for the osteopathic and podiatric physicians, …

Student gives life-saving gift

In 2011, when first-year DMU student Matthew Sabongi was encouraged by a fellow student to join the National Marrow Donor …

Honor society recognizes compassionate student leaders and teachers

Des Moines University is dedicated to teaching compassionate health care professionals and is a proud chapter of the Arnold P. Gold …

The littlest among us are key to our biggest health problems

Editor’s note: During his eight-week internship with the World Health Organization (WHO) this summer, third-year DMU osteopathic medical student and …

Alumni spotlight: Richard E. Vermillion, D.O.’60

From the Des Moines Register: Rural Iowa doctor's 53-year legacy: Dr. Richard Vermillion has served Ogden for more than 50 years. Take a look inside his clinic and see what keeps the 83-year-old doctor going.

The Hard and Heroic Lessons of Deployment

When Leigh Rexius, D.O.’15, deployed to Iraq in 2005, he spent a lot of time transporting personnel to and from …

DMU student earns prestigious AOF award

Tara Blalock Hughes, a third-year student in Des Moines University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), has served as president of …

Mali Schneiter, D.O.’15, selected for national global health position

Mali Schneiter, second-year osteopathic medical student, was selected to represent all osteopathic medical students as the Council of Osteopathic Student …

Tara Hughes, D.O.’15, elected to national leadership position

Tara Hughes, second-year osteopathic medical student, was elected National Chair of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) at …

DMU journal marks seventh year, seeks submissions

DMU’s student-produced literary review, Abaton, reflects the art and humanism of medicine. If you have something to say about the hardships, joys and conflicting emotions of those in the medical profession, here’s your chance.