Student Spotlight

Chauncey R. Syposs IV, OMS III

Class of 2019

  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Undergraduate Studies: Undergrad: Biology and Philosophy (Canisius College); Graduate: Human Anatomy and Cellular Biology (University of Buffalo School of Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Multicultural Club, acting Treasurer and Secretary, Students for Choice

Why did you choose RVU? RVU had a great reputation for its board scores and the structure of its curriculum. Being less than an hour...
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Faculty Spotlight

Rachel M.A. Linger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

  • Hometown: Dunkirk, MD
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelors of Science in Biology with high honors in Zoology (University of Maryland)
  • Graduate Studies: Doctoral degree in Pharmacology (University of Colorado); Post-Doctoral Fellowship investigating novel biologic targets for new therapies in lung cancer and leukemia

What class do you teach? Pharmacology in both the COM and MSBS programs; pharmacology is taught as separate courses...
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Fellowships

Pre-doctoral Osteopathic Principles and Practices Fellowship

The Pre-doctoral Osteopathic Principles and Practices Fellowship is designed to increase the students’ knowledge of the principles, philosophies, and procedures of osteopathic medicine in order to create future clinicians and educators with outstanding OPP skills. This additional knowledge will provide the students with the ability to educate their classmates and future colleagues on osteopathic techniques. Additionally, fellows have clinical responsibilities, which improve their general medical knowledge and patient care skills. This fellowship emphasizes an anatomic and physiologic understanding and application of OPP and didactic education in OPP and sports medicine. It also places a heavy emphasis on teaching osteopathic principles and procedures.

Four students are selected yearly for this program following an interview process conducted by the members of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices. Recommendations made by the Department will be forwarded to the Dean for approval.

Participation in the Pre-doctoral Osteopathic Principles and Practices Fellowship will extend the student’s tenure at RVU by one year. Program experiences will occur in Years 3 and 4; Year 5 will return to the normal Year 4 Clinical Rotations curriculum. Each fellow will alternately rotate between fellowship duties and the Clinical Rotations curriculum approximately every 3 months resulting in a six month involvement in each of Year 3 and Year 4. A certificate indicating successful completion of the fellowship will be awarded at graduation.

 

Undergraduate Anatomy Fellowship Program

The RVU Undergraduate Anatomy Fellowship Program is designed to provide a continuum of the study of Anatomy to the next level, as well as provide the student with tools which can, in the future, be utilized to either teach or conduct anatomical research appropriate to the context of their final field of endeavor. The successful candidate need not be exclusively surgical residency bound; any qualified student can apply.

Two students are selected yearly for this program following an interview process conducted by the members of the Department of Structural Medicine. Recommendations made by the Department will be forwarded to the Dean for approval.

Participation in the Undergraduate Anatomy Fellowship Program will extend the student’s tenure at RVU by one year. Program experiences will occur in Years 3 and 4; Year 5 will return to the normal Year 4 Clinical Rotations curriculum. Each fellow will alternately rotate between fellowship program curriculum and the Clinical Rotations curriculum every 8 weeks resulting in an approximate six-month involvement in each of Years 3 and 4. A certificate indicating successful completion of the Undergraduate Anatomy Fellowship Program will be awarded at graduation.