Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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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.”