Dimensions is a purposeful academic enrichment program which helps creatively prepare our students for successful careers in a variety of health professions. These enrichment opportunities include workshops, seminars and classroom lectures by distinguished campus visitors.

Upcoming Events: For times, locations, and event details, visit the Dimensions Calendar.  

Spring 2015: 


  • Lunch & Research Discussion with Dr. Richard Craig (1/19)

Dr. Richard Kraig

  • National Library of Medicine's "And there's the humor of it." Shakespeare and the four humors poster exhibition (1/19-2/28)


  • Sam Kean & The Tale of The Dueling Neurosurgeons presentation and book signing (1/28)

Sam Kean Book Signing

  • Science Interest Group Presents: "And there's the humor of it." Shakespeare and the four humors. (1/29)


Fall 2014 Recap: 


  • Pre-Health Luncheon (1st Year Orientation) (8/29)
  • Dimensions Reading Group Kick-Off (1st & 3rd Wednesday of each block)


  • Getting Involved with Especially For You with Race Director Michelle Cole (9/5)
  • Physician Assistant 101 with Alumnus Marianne Van Vooren (9/16)


  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Pre-Med Conference (10/3)
  • Experiential Learning Week: Research (10/6)
  • University of Iowa Biomedical Sciences Pre-Grad Conference (10/3)
  • Especially for You: Race Against Breast Cancer: Team Cornell College (10/5)

EFY 2014

  • Operation Walk: Vietnam (10/7-14)
  • Public Road Show: University of Iowa College of Public Health Visit (10/23)


  • Graduate/Professional School Practice Exams (11/1)
  • Health Professions Society Presents: Careers in Medicine 101: Podiatry with Alumnus Dixon Xu (11/7)

Dixon Xu in Honduras


  • Health Professions Society Presents: Research Workshop (12/8)
  • Des Moines University Osteopathic College of Medicine Open House (12/11)

DMU Open House

  • Dimensions Pre-Med Workshop & MCAT 2015 Prep (12/15)