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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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.