Qian Moss is an Anatomy, Physiology & Microbiology professor at the DMACC Ankeny campus. She is also a Pre-Medicine Advisor, helping DMACC students interested in medical fields choose course curriculum, meet clinical requirements and navigate the application process. She started teaching at the DMACC Ankeny Campus in 1998.
Moss grew up in China and graduated from the Third Military Medical University of China in ChongQing, Sichuan Province. She also earned a Master's Degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia.
“The classroom is a piece of the world where I have the choice to positively impact learning minds on a daily basis. I love helping students discover and pursue career passions.” said Moss. “The students inspire me to keep on learning and striving to be the best teacher I can be.”
Moss says it's important that prospective students know that DMACC is a great place to start if they plan to attend medical school or a physician's assistant (PA) program.
“The affordability is one of the biggest selling points,” said Moss. “Most importantly though is the quality of the education. Future doctors and P.A.'s will benefit from the small class sizes, dedicated instructors and the convenience of classes at several locations, plus the ease of transfer to most four- year schools.”
Moss enjoys teaching about what she calls the “amazing” human body.
“At first students don't always share my enthusiasm, but as we learn how everything fits together in the body and how all the systems are intricately connected, they soon see it is indeed amazing,” said Moss.
Moss volunteers as an education ambassador for the I Have a Dream Foundation. She visits middle school classes to talk to students about career pathways in biology and the medical field. She also organizes the DMACC Pre-Med Day, a chance for prospective students to participate in anatomy lab activities and campus tours.