Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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Profile

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

What class/classes do you teach?
I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine.

Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM?
I felt that the goals and ambitions that RVUCOM has are in line with my own. RVUCOM has a true commitment to medical education and I wanted to be part of the team.

What do you like most about teaching at RVUCOM?
I like the energy that RVUCOM and staff has. It makes coming to work a joy.

What do you appreciate most about Utah and the local area?
There is a lot to do in Southern Utah and so far I’ve just scratched the surface. One of the reasons that we moved back to Utah was because of the proximity to family and the wonderful weather…and Café Rio.

What do you do in your spare time?
I’m a big family guy. I have four kids and an amazing wife. Anytime spare time I have I try to spend with them. We enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and lots of sports.

What advice do you have for first-year students? 
Medical school is a roller coaster of emotions. Just hop on and enjoy the ride, and know that it ends with you becoming a physician and doing what you love.

What is your favorite memory of your own time in medical school?
I met some lifelong friends during medical school. I have several fond memories of the good and bad times we shared. I also became a semiprofessional ping pong player during my first two years of medical school and I welcome any challengers.