Student Spotlight

Zoya Sandhu, OMS I

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of Medical Students Advocating for Underprivileged Populations (MSAUP) and Women in Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVU because of the amazing board scores. I feel like I will be completely prepared for whichever...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Reidsville, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Salem College. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Medical College of Virginia.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology/Physiology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

What classes do you teach? I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I. Why did you choose to...
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Profile

Ben Wilde, DO

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

Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

bwilde@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1283
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-245


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Biographical Information


Education


  • Family Medicine Residency
    Southern Illinois University
    Quincy, IL
    2008 – 2011
  • Osteopathic Predoctoral Teaching Fellowship
    Midwestern University
    Glendale, AZ
    2005-2008
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Midwestern University
    Glendale, AZ
    2008
  • Bachelor of Science
    Health Science
    University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY
    2003

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Vice Chair, Department of Primary Care
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Utah
  • 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Utah
  • 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Utah
  • 2017 – Present: Physician
    Southern Utah Veterans Home
  • 2016 – Present: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
    University of North Dakota
  • 2011 – 2017: Family Medicine and ER Physician
    Banner Medical Group – Washakie Medical Center
  • 2011 – 2017: Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
    Banner Medical Group – Washakie Medical Center
  • 2011 – 2017: Medical Staff Advisor, Respiratory Therapy Department
    Banner Medical Group – Washakie Medical Center

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Certifications and Licenses


  • DO Physician License (2011 to present)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  • Certified Mentor (2015)
    Teaching Self-Government

 

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Physician, Doctors Volunteer Clinic, St. George, UT (2017-present)
  • Advisor, Student Osteopathic Medical Association (2017-present)
  • Advisor, Student Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (2017-present)
  • Guest Presenter, Utah Osteopathic Medical Association (2017, 2018)
  • Guest Instructor, Teaching Self Government (2016-2017)
  • Washakie County Community Prevention Coalition (2014-2017)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
    2008-present
  • American Academy of Osteopathy
    2005-present
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2003-present
  • American Osteopathic Association
    2003-present

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Honors and Awards


  • Faculty Innovator Award
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Southern Utah
    2018
  • Distinguished Service Award
    Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
    2008
  • Sigma Sigma Phi
    2005-2008

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

  • Wilde B (2007). Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Parkinson Disease. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 39(1): 48-50.

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Biographical Information


Dr. Ben Wilde is a Wyoming native who obtained his DO degree at Midwestern University—Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.  While in medical school, Dr. Wilde was awarded the Pre-doctoral Osteopathic Manipulation Fellowship, as well as the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association Student Distinguished Service Award in 2008.  Following his residency training with Southern Illinois University and AOBFP board certification in Family Medicine, he maintained a full-scope family medicine practice in rural northern Wyoming.  In 2017, he left this practice to join the faculty of the Rocky Vista University-Southern Utah campus, teaching both Primary Care and Osteopathic Principles and Practices. He also provides medical care for residents at the Southern Utah Veterans Home and St. George Doctors Volunteer Clinic. Family is of high priority to Dr. Wilde.  He and his wife homeschool their five children and also teach parenting classes in their community.

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