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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Keynote Speaker:

Mark A. Baker, DO

President-elect, American Osteopathic Association


Mark A. Baker, DO, an osteopathic diagnostic radiologist from Fort Worth, Texas, currently works at Western Radiology in Fort Worth specializing in diagnostic radiology. In addition, he serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM) in Fort Worth. Previously he served as acting chair and course director for the Department of Radiology and as a member of the teaching faculty for the Department of Gross Anatomy at UNTHSC/TCOM.

Aside from his involvement in the AOA, Dr. Baker is active in the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and the American Osteopathic College of Radiology. He is also a member of the American College of Radiology, Texas Radiological Society and the Texas Medical Association.

After earning his osteopathic medical degree from UNTHSC/TCOM in 1976, Dr. Baker completed an internship at Public Health Service Hospital in New Orleans, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at Fort Worth Osteopathic Medical Center.

Dr. Baker resides in Fort Worth with his wife.  ​

Commissioning Officer:

Brigadier General Jerome P. Limoge, Jr.

Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Colorado National Guard


General Limoge commands and directs manning, training and employment of Colorado Air National Guard resources, a force of over 1500 officers and airmen.

General Limoge enlisted in the Air Force in 1974 and received a direct commission in 1984 in the United States Army Reserve. Prior to his current assignment, he was Air National Guard Assistant to the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command. General Limoge served as the advisor on Air National Guard issues such as aeromedical evacuation, airlift, personnel issues, waiver process and policy decisions concerning the significant participation of the Air National Guard in worldwide airlift and refueling missions. General Limoge advised the Air National Guard Air Surgeon and Air National Guard Assistant to the Air Force Surgeon General on representing and developing policy for the entire Air National Guard medical mission. General Limoge has served in a variety of command and staff positions on active duty and as a traditional guardsman including State Air Surgeon and Joint Force Surgeon, Democratic National Convention, Deputy Group Commander, Chief of the Medical Staff and deployed Squadron Commander.

He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), as well as many other prestigious awards and ribbons.