Des Moines, how I love thee!

Summer is here, the flowers are in bloom and the weekends are full of cool things to do – reminding me yet again that Iowa is a great place to live. My husband and I recently traveled to a few different states on vacation. We had a blast but it also made us appreciate where […]

— Courtney Tompkins

An update from a first-year D.P.M.

Hello everybody, my name is Grahm Bahnson, and this is my first blog, so bear with me! I’m a first year DPM ’11 from Sioux Falls, S.D. It’s exciting thinking that this first year of podiatric medical school is almost over. It’s really true what they say, “…in medical school, you’ll experience some of the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Just another example of how cool our students are!

This week the local news magazine for 24-35 year olds wrote about being a med student. The reporter followed Amy, the student in the story, around for a few hours and got to experience our patient simulation lab and OMM. The reporter, Brianne, blogged about Amy afterward.

— Courtney Tompkins

Farmers’ market time!!!

We hear time and again from students that one of their fave. things to do in Des Moines is visit the farmers’ market downtown on Saturday mornings. With fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, homemade salsa, jams, jellies and pies, farm-raised fresh meat, Iowa’s famous Maytag cheese and wine from Iowa wineries for sale, who […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Is grad school do-able with a family?

If you’ve been dreaming for years of becoming a doctor or earning your master’s but you’re not sure how more schooling will jive with having a family, worry no more. At Des Moines University, we have many students with families and try to be as accommodating as possible. At lunch time there are many toddlers […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The profs at DMU

Our professors at DMU are great. I was absolutely blown away by the quality professors we have. I came from a University where the teachers came in late or right on time and took off as soon as class finished. It is so different here. They are quality people and they are concerned about every […]

— Seth Stevenson

Wooden shoes, tulips and pastries galore

About 30-45 minutes from Des Moines is the lovely little town of Pella. Pella was founded by the Dutch and every year residents celebrate their heritage with Tulip Time. While you may be able to imagine an entire city awash in colorful tulips, there is no way you could begin to imagine the delectable treats […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Lots to do!

Came across this great listing of fun summer events: The Register’s guide to summer fun in DSM! Enjoy!!!

— Courtney Tompkins

Welcome back!

Moving around during the third year of medical school is definitely not any easy job. It’s scary not knowing where you will live or who you will live with or what the city will be like. It has been quite the adventure! I’m ending my third year here, in Des Moines, Iowa, right where my […]

— Seth Stevenson

Why Des Moines is the best place to live in the entire world

Des Moines truly is a great place to live. It is safe, small, fun, and still has all of the “big city attractions.” One of the things that is a lot of fun is the downtown farmers’ market. It’s a big street fair-type event held every Saturday, May-October. The food is amazing and they have […]

— Seth Stevenson

Forbes likes DSM

Those of us that live in Des Moines, either to work at DMU or attend this great school, know that our city rocks. It’s still always nice to hear the sentiment from others. Check out what Forbes mag said about Des Moines: Great things about Des Moines

— Courtney Tompkins

Will your significant other need a job while you’re in school?

Not to worry. We’re home to Principal Life Insurance, Nationwide/Allied Insurance, Meredith and many others. See a list of the top employers in DSM: Major employers in DSM, IA Plus, check out the following link. CareerBuilder picked Iowa as part of the best 15 states for getting a job! CareerBuilder’s best states to get a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Student Focus

My husband interviewed at five different medical schools – Des Moines University was the only school who focused on the student’s needs. When Aaron arrived at DMU, he was shocked at all the modern conveniences the campus was equipped with. Out of all the schools, DMU was the only one who made sure the students […]

— Seth Stevenson

Brrrr

DMU has a bit of a cycling culture, and for several years now, we have sponsored a group of riders on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), which takes place the last full week of July – often the hottest week of the year. So it seems somehwat fitting to invite DMU […]

— Seth Stevenson

A Newcomer’s Perspective

Interested in learning more about Des Moines University? I was in your shoes about seven or eight months ago. I know what you’re thinking – her title says “Admission Coordinator,” so how could she have been in my shoes? Well, while you’re looking at DMU as a potential school, I was looking at DMU as […]

— Seth Stevenson

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

It’s been pointed out that our tuition and financial aid information is not easy to find on our web site. Here is the info you want! To get an idea of the total cost of attendance, click on the specific link for the program you’re applying to (e.g. “CPMS Budget”). You’ll find a nice, detailed […]

— Seth Stevenson

Top indestructible career: doctor

Check out CareerBuilder’s list of long-lasting, indestructible careers. 1. Doctor Why it’s everlasting: While humans pride themselves on being the most intelligent of species, we still have a mortality rate, and we still get bumped, bruised and diseased along the way. We will always need people to investigate and treat our medical conditions. Top indestructible […]

— Seth Stevenson

Questions to consider for Pre-Med Students

Hopefully, there are not any new DMU students who have not considered these questions, but this is a good list for anyone out there who is looking to apply to Med School in the future. Best of luck, j. Curriculum 1. Are there any special programs for which this medical school is noted? 2. Describe […]

— Seth Stevenson