Rick Wilkerson, D.O.'80, and the orphans of La Concorde in Haiti.

Heeding Haiti’s call

Rick Wilkerson, D.O.’80, didn’t need Haiti to fulfill his passion for overseas medicine. After all, he’s provided health care and …
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 …

Provider Profile: Meet Sheila Garner

Name: Sheila Garner, PA-C, RN Title: Physician Assistant/Instructor Clinic: Family Medicine Clinic Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa …

Alumni spotlight: Laura A. Delaney, MPAS, PA-C’99

  Laura Delaney, MPAS, PA-C, is an assistant professor in the physician assistant (PA) program at Des Moines University. She …

DMU students take walks, sleep outside to help others

This fall, Maggi Schutte, D.P.T.’16, invited her classmates to join her in supporting an organization she loves, St. Jude Children’s …

Alumni mentor program at work

After Brett Henderson, D.O.’15, received the names of alumni to contact from DMU alumni director Ronnette Vondrak, he applied his …

Alumni spotlight: Robert C. Birk, Jr., PA-C’02

DMU alumnus named Wisconsin PA of the Year. Robert Birk, PA-C’02, is an Air Force veteran, a father and a …

Alumni spotlight: Susan L. Schooler, PA-C’92

I’m an Iowa native. I practiced in ear, nose and throat medicine and facial plastic surgery for five years, in dermatology for four years and in plastic surgery for five years before starting my own practice approximately four years ago. I provide dermatology services and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures at Schooler Medical Professionals in West Des Moines, IA. I enjoy providing [...]