Student Spotlight

Bobby Nieland

Class of 2018

  • Hometown: Greensboro, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology and Chemistry; Graduate Studies in Public Health
  • Clubs and Activities: ACOFP, Global Medicine Track Program, Colorado Medical Society, Integrative Medicine Club, Medical Ethics Club, RVU Medical Spanish classes, Anatomy and OPP Tutor, Anatomy Lab Assistant

Why did you choose RVU? I chose RVUCOM because I wanted to be in a place where I could truly see myself being happy during...
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Faculty Spotlight

Heather Ferrill, DO, MS

Chair and Associate Professor of OPP

  • Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Advertising (Michigan State University, 1989)
  • Graduate Studies: DO degree from MSUCOM (2000); FP/NMM residency at University of New England COM (2004); MS in Medical Education and Leadership at UNECOM (2010)

What class do you teach? OPP Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? RVUCOM is an amazing collaborative community...
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Student Government

College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Government Association (SGA)

The College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Government Association (SGA) is the official governing body for all osteopathic medical students. The meetings are open to all students in the college, and SGA welcomes proposals and participation from the entire student body.

Responsibilities of the SGA include collecting and expressing student opinion, acting as a liaison for the student body to the administration, promoting osteopathic medicine, supporting organization and class activities, and working to improve the quality of life for all students at RVUCOM.

SGA Officers include President (must be OMS-II), Vice President for Operations, Vice President for Student Welfare, Honor Code President, Secretary and Treasurer. All class Presidents also serve as voting members of SGA.


Class Officers

Each class will elect a class President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Curriculum Representative, Historian, and Tutor Representative during the first month (new students) or the preceding spring (returning students) of the academic year. The officers elected for the OMS-III class shall serve as the officers for the class during the OMS-III and OMS-IV years and will be elected during last month of the OMS-II academic year.