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Written by Courtney Tompkins   
Monday, 07 June 2010 14:25

Choosing a grad school? Don't miss this June 30 event!

DES MOINES, IA (06/07/2010)(readMedia)-- If you've wished you could step into a lab to see current students in action and actually witness students' skills before picking your graduate school, you can't miss Discover DMU Day.

On June 30, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees, is opening its doors for undergraduate students and advisors to explore, observe and investigate the school.

"Discover DMU Day was developed as a chance for college students from the midwest to see our school unfiltered. It's an opportunity for the students to choose what most interests them and prioritize where to spend their time while visiting campus," explained Margie Gehringer, director of DMU enrollment. "Advisors and parents are also welcome."

Visitors can check out aspects of the school that interest them, meet faculty and attend a health professions fair.

Some of the options for discovery include a chance to examine the lifelike human simulators and sit in on a suturing session or laparoscope demonstration. Also an option is the chance to experience the simulated clinical setting students train in before entering a real clinic. Demonstrations of osteopathic manipulative medicine will also be ongoing through the afternoon. Current DMU students will be on hand as guides around campus.

For more information call 515.271.1456 or visit to reserve a spot. Attendance is free.


Des Moines University is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.

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