June 9-29, 2018 - Take the first step toward a health professions career at DMU.
Applications accepted starting December 8 and are due by March 1.
For questions, please call 515-271-1678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program – Health P.A.S.S. – is a great way to prepare for and enhance your chances of getting into medical or health professions school. Health P.A.S.S. provides you with key insights and hands-on experience in a variety of health professions.
Get a head start in exploring careers in medicine, health care and science at a top-quality university that prioritizes student success. At Health P.A.S.S., you’ll find out what it’s like to be a physical therapy, physician assistant or medical student as you…
Des Moines University covers the costs of your meals while on campus and residence hall accommodations at nearby Drake University. Enjoy fun, chaperoned activities on campus and around Iowa’s capital on weekends. A travel stipend of up to $500 will be provided, too.
For consideration for the Health P.A.S.S. program, you must complete and submit the following:
Return all supporting application materials by March 7 to:
Des Moines University – Health P.A.S.S.
Office of Multicultural Affairs
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Preference will be given to applicants entering their junior or senior year in the summer of 2018 and demonstrating need in any of the following categories:
Ideal applicants will have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have completed the following coursework prior to attending Health P.A.S.S.:
“Words cannot fully express how grateful I am for such a wonderful and life-changing opportunity that I had as a participant in DMU’s Summer Health PASS program. Not only did I learn so much about the different health science programs, the university, the city, and the people, I was also able to learn more about myself. The Summer Health PASS program had such a positive impact on me.”
- Jessica Chu, Health P.A.S.S. 2016, Xavier University
“As a recent immigrant to this country, Health P.A.S.S. provided me with an inclusive atmosphere where I obtained clinical experience focusing on the importance of cultural competency.”
- Koushik Paul, Health P.A.S.S. 2015, University of Minnesota
“Health P.A.S.S. not only motivated me to continue on my journey to medicine, but it taught me a wealth of knowledge that has proven to be invaluable.”
- Ashley Costello, Health P.A.S.S. 2015, CUNY-Lehman College