Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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American Medical Women’s Association

The RVU branch of the AMWA organization – the largest network of female residents, physicians, and medical students – is designed to foster women students as leaders in medicine through:

  • Networking and mentoring opportunities, including organizing local events and connecting with female leaders in medicine.
  • Funding and education initiatives.
  • Raising awareness of gender equity.
  • Promoting the need for the increased study of women’s health issues.
  • Increased women’s representation in medical school through outreach and recruitment.
  • Providing resources to female students on RVU’s campuses.
  • Connecting female students with national AMWA initiatives and leadership.

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American Medical Women’s Association

The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization that seeks to empower women to lead in improving health for all from the unique perspective of women, while serving as the voice for women’s health and the advancement of women in medicine. AMWA functions at the local, national, and international level and provides and develops leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances. Membership in the organization is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, pre-medical students, health care professionals, and supporters. AMWA is also the oldest multi-specialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health. Click here for more information on AMWA. For apparel and other merchandise, visit the AMWA Shop.

AMWA Club Information and Resources