Student Spotlight

Tesia Kolodziejczyk, OMS III

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Pre-Medicine
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the Dermatology/Pathology AOC and the RVU Internal Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Close to home! Being close to my support system was very important to me. What do you like most...
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Faculty Spotlight

Ben Wilde, DO, FAAFP

Vice Chair of the Department of Primary Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Hometown: Worland, Wyoming
  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Wyoming
  • Graduate Studies: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine; Family Residency with Southern Illinois University in Quincy, Illinois.

What class do you teach? Principles in Clinical Medicine, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, GI II, Repro II, and Medical...
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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.

Upcoming Club Events


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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