Student Spotlight

Shreyash Pradhan, OMS III

Class of 2020 (Fellow)

  • Hometown: Aurora, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: Integrative Physiology (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Clubs and Activities: Anatomy Fellow, Orthopedics, Surgery, Rotary, Sports Med, Global Track, and RVU Ambassador

Why did you choose RVU? RVUCOM’s dedication to providing care to the underserved population and the Rocky Mountain region specifically. Colorado has been home for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Sarah Curtis Lopez, DO

Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Principles and Practice; Course Director, OPP I & II; OPP Pre-doctoral Fellowship Director

  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Spanish: Hispanic Studies
  • Graduate Studies: University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth, TX); Neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM) residency at St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx, NY)

What class do you teach? OPP I-IV, NMM/OMM residents Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? What drew...
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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.