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MHA students embrace inaugural executive residency

In the master of health care administration program’s first on-campus executive residency, students gained insights on personality and communication styles, practiced their interprofessional skills and discovered their faculty are not “Dr. Drone-on.”

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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Above is a proud owner of one of the 24 pit latrines Daniel Cole and local residents constructed.

Building latrines and relationships abroad

Daniel Cole was a memorable medical school interviewee: Within one week’s time, he was in Panama as a Peace Corps volunteer, then on DMU’s campus as an osteopathic medical student candidate and then back in a remote village in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé.

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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Luke Wenzel meets with a Women First group, part of an organization that fosters economic opportunities for women.

Mozambique piques student’s passion for global and rural health

As a Peace Corps volunteer, Luke Wenzel made some babies cry; learned to speak Portuguese; met and married his wife; and decided on a career in family practice. He also worked to educate the locals on avoiding cholera and preventing or managing HIV/AIDS.

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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A great escape, with purpose and passion

A golf injury led Paul Rein, D.O.’72, to trade running for bicycling, which led to a charitable and epic adventure – riding his bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Alumni News, Winter 2013
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Saving lives changes a career

As a DMU osteopathic medical student, Nick Bechtold was all set to apply for otolaryngology residency. That was before an action-packed, four-week rotation in South Africa put him on a completely different path.

Winter 2013
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Romance in a hospital room

Renee Atherley thought the inability of her DMU classmate and significant other, Jeff Messerly, to be dishonest would prevent him from ever surprising her. She was wrong.

Winter 2013
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DMU’s “masters of manipulation” again triumph in Malpractice Bowl

One might debate who is more competitive, medical students or law students, but on Sept. 29, the former showed they were more gifted on the gridiron: Both DMU’s men’s and women’s teams took the trophy in the 2012 Malpractice Bowl, the annual match-up between the University and Drake University Law School. Both DMU teams won…

The Pulse, Winter 2013
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