Student Spotlight

Natalie Pratt, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Utah.
  • Clubs and Activities: President of SAMOPS, event coordinator for ACOEP, and member of ACOP and SAACOFP.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM because of its excellent reputation of top board scores in the nation. A nice bonus for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Michael R. Wells, PhD

Assistant Dean for the Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Structural Medicine

  • Hometown: Mt. Dora, Florida
  • Undergraduate Studies: Chemistry at the University of Florida
  • Graduate Studies: Medical Neuroscience at the University of Florida

What classes do you teach? I teach Anatomy and Neuroscience. Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM-SU? I...
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Profile

Brandon Thomas, FNP-C

Instructor of Primary Care
Department of Primary Care Medicine

bthomas@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1316
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-244

 

A native to Utah, Brandon grew up in the city of St. George surrounded by the multi-hued canyons of the Southern Utah Region. He received his Associate’s Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Dixie State University, followed by a Bachelor of Integrated Studies from Southern Utah University. He completed both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Maryville University.

Brandon worked for ten years as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Dixie Regional Medical Center, receiving training in the ICU department and a certification in Oncology. Additional healthcare experience includes working as a Bed Placement Coordinator and ER Nurse at Sunrise Medical Center, and as an ER Nurse at Mesa View Medical Center. Brandon also managed a rural clinic in Orderville, Utah as the sole provider while working 24 hour weekend shifts as a ER Nurse at Kane County Hospital.

The opportunity to help others, whether through education or caring for individuals directly, continues to inspire Brandon. He is excited to be a part of RVU and the endless opportunities it offers, such as helping “students and staff to be the best educated, best informed, and best qualified individuals possible.”