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

Camille Z. Bentley, DO, MPH, FACOFP

Department Chair
Director of Global Medicine Track and Global Rotations

Tracks and Special Programs

Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Primary Care Medicine

cbentley@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2814
RVUCOM-CO Campus  • FB-09


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


Education


  • Master of Public Health
    Nova Southeastern University
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    2008
  • AOA Family Practice Residency
    Southeastern University of the Health Sciences
    North Miami Beach, FL
    1993-1995
  • AOA Rotating Internship
    University Medical Center
    Plantation, FL
    1992-1993
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Southeastern University of the Health Sciences
    Plantation, FL
    1992
  • Master of Science in Biology
    George Mason University
    Fairfax, VA
    1982
  • Bachelor of Science
    Wagner College
    Staten Island, NY
    1977

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Professional Experience


  • 2009 – present: Physician
    Weekend Urgent Care
    Loco Tenums: Maxim and Onyx Medical Staffing
  • 2015 – present: Chair of Honors Tracks and Special Programs; Director of Global Medicine Track and Programs
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2013 – present: Professor, Department of Primary Care
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2011 – 2015: Chair of Global and Community Medicine; Director of the Global Medicine Program
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2007 – 2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2006: Beirut-Daren Family Medicine/Urgent Care
  • 2006 – 2007: Associate Professor and Clinician
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1995 – 2006: Assistant Professor and Clinician
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1997 – 2001: Chair of the Department of Family Medicine
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1993 – 1995: Physician (Women’s Health, Family Planning, and STD)
    Broward County Public Health Unit #10
  • 1981 – 1988: Science Department Chair
    Courtland High School
  • 1979 – 1988: Science Teacher
    Courtland High School
  • 1981 – 1986: Emergency Medicine Technician – Cardiac Technician
    Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Teaching Academy (2015)
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • FERPA Basics (2015)
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • CITI Courses Completion: Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Curriculum; HIPS Curriculum; Intro to Research; HIPPAA Regulations (2015)
  • General Campus Security Authority Course (2015)
    D. Stafford & Associates
  • Human Participants (2011)
    Protection Education for Research Teams, NIH
  • Certificate of Training (2010)
    Advanced Disaster Life Support
  • DO Physician License (2010 – 2012)
    State of Virginia
  • Annual Clinical Compliance Training (2009 to present)
    Maxim and Onyx Medical Staffing
  • DO Physician License (2007 to present)
    State of Colorado
  • Certification of Health Care Provider (1997 – present)
    Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security
  • Family Medicine Board Certified (1996 to present)
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • DO Physician License (1993 to present)
    State of Florida
  • FBCCEDP Joint Practicum on the Clinical Breast Examination: Proficiency and Risk Management (2005 – 2006)
    Nova Southeastern University
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (1998 – 2007)
    American Heart Association

 

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Service and Contributions


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Chair, Department of Honors Tracks and Special Programs (2015 – present)
  • Curriculum Committee (2012 – present)
  • Course Director, Global Medicine Track (2011 – present)
  • Chair, Global Medicine Committee (2011 – present)
  • Strategic Planning Task Force (2011 – present)
  • Faculty Council (2008 – present)
  • Faculty Promotions Committee (2008 – present)
  • Chair, Admissions Committee (2007 – present)
  • Faculty Promotions and Credentialing Committee (2007 – present)
  • Curriculum Committee (2007 – 2008)
  • Chair, Medical Outreach Committee (2007 – 2008)

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)

  • Medical Outreach Committee (2010 – present)
  • Student Awards Committee (2008 – present)
  • Public Health and Wellness Committee (2008 – 2015)
  • Chair, Medical Outreach Taskforce/Committee (2008 – 2010)
  • Affiliate Relations Committee (2007 – 2008)

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Vice Chair, Clinical Peer Review Committee (2006 – 2007)
  • Course Director, Selective Elective in International Medicine (2005 – 2007)
  • Co-Course Director, Clinical Procedures (2003 – 2006)
  • Co-Director, Physician Assistant Clinical Fellowship Program, Ziff Health Center (2002 – 2004)
  • Co-Course Director, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (2001 – 2007)
  • International Medicine Committee (2001 – 2007)
  • Medical Director, Guatemala Medical Outreach Program, DOCARE (2000 – 2007)
  • Sponsor, DOCARE Student Chapter (2000 – 2007)
  • Council of Chairs (2000 – 2001)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee (1997 – 1998)
  • Learning Outcomes Model Committee (1997 – 1998)
  • Chair, Council of Chairs (1997 – 2000)
  • Academic Curriculum Committee (1997 – 2002)
  • Faculty Representative, Faculty Council Executive Committee (1997 – 2002)
  • Co-Director, Integrated Generalist Program (1998 – 2000)
  • Academic Admissions Committee (1996 – 2005)

Miscellaneous

  • Medical Director and Coordinator, H4H/RVU Yearly Medical Outreaches (2007 – present)
  • Medical Director, REACH Health Fair (2002 – 2007)
  • Medical Coordinator, Health Education Training Council of the South Florida AHEC Program (2001 – 2007)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, North Broward Hospital District (1997 – 2001)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, Palmetto General Hospital (1997 – 2001)
  • Post-Doctoral Committee, Florida Medical Center South (1995 – 1996)
  • Infectious Disease Committee, Florida Medical Center South (1995 – 1996)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • Hands for Health, Inc. NFP
    President: 2012 – present
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    1990 – present
  • American Osteopathic Medical Association
    1990 – present
  • Annual ACOFP Conference
    Colorado State Delegate: 2014 – present
  • Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine, State Delegate
    Vice-President: 2012 – 2013
  • DOCARE International, NFP
    Board Member: 2009 – 2011
    Immediate Past President: 2007 – 2011
    President: 2005 – 2007
    1st Vice President: 2003 – 2005
    2nd Vice President: 2001 – 2003
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians – Florida Chapter
    Board Member: 1998 – 2003
  • Broward County Osteopathic Medical Association
    1990 – 2007
  • Society Teachers of Family Medicine
    1990 – 2001

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Honors and Awards


  • Certificate of Recognition for Service – more than 10 years on the board
    DOCARE International
    2011
  • Robert A. Klobnack Award, AOA
    DOCARE International
    2009
  • Diploma de Agradecimiento, Licda.Sandra de Colom
    Primera Dama de la Guatemala
    2008
  • Earnest A. Allaby Humanitarian Award
    DOCARE International
    2007
  • MPH Student of the Year Award
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    2007
  • Fellowship
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2006
  • Humanitarian Award
    REACH and Hendry/Glades Health Fair Committees
    2006
  • Certificate of Appreciation for disaster relief work related to Hurricane Katrina
    Covington-Jefferson Davis Baptist Association/Mississippi
    2005-2006
  • NSU-STUEY Award for “Co-Curricular Advisor of the Year”
    Nova Southeastern University DOCARE
    2001
  • Award for clinical research in conjunction with medical missions to Guatemala
    President’s Faculty Scholar Award
    2000

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

 

Presentations

  • “Evidenced-Based Admission Decisions: Predicting Student Performance in Medical School”
    AACOM
    2015
  • Family Medicine Global Health Workshop
    AAFP Annual Conference
    2014
  • “Global Medicine Department”
    Parker Rotary
    2014
  • “Access to Healthcare in Solola, Guatemala”; “A Rural Setting is not Necessarily an Underserved Setting”; and “Comparing Standards of Care Between the U.S. and Rural Nicaragua”
    118 Annual BIOM AOA Convention and Scientific Seminar
    2013
  • “Health Literacy In Latin America”; “Perceptions and Attitudes of Vitamin Supplements by Patients in Guatemala”; and “Perception of Hands-on Medicine by Patients in Developing Nations”
    117 Annual BIOMEA AOA Convention and Scientific
    2012
  • “RVU Global Medicine Track”
    Colorado AHEC Engaging Communities in Education and Research Conference
    2012
  • “Five Tropical Diseases in North America”
    CSOM Summertime Breckenridge CME Program
    2012
  • “Identifying Risk Factors Involved in the Spread of Dengue Virus in Guyana”; “Local Behaviors and Perception Towards HPV in Guatemalan Men: Case Report”; and “Use of OMT to Alleviate Symptoms of Bell Palsy in Guatemala”
    116 Annual BIOMEA AOA Convention and Scientific Seminar
    2011
  • “Patient with Abdominal Pain”; “Performing a History and Physical”; and “Hypertension, Diagnosis and Treatment”
    AOA/AOF Train the Trainer Series
    2007
  • “Chronic Venous Insufficiency: A Case Report and Review of the Literature”
    111 Annual AOA Convention and Scientific Seminar
    2006
  • “Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Efforts”
    Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association’s Fall CME Conference
    2005
  • “Prevalence of Anemia in Mayan Females of Childbearing Age Living in a Rural Community
    110 Annual AOA Convention and Scientific Seminar
    2005
  • “Prevalence of Cryptosporidiosis in Children Experiencing Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea”
    108 Annual AOA Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar
    2003
  • “Parasitic Infections of Mayan Indians Living in Rural Guatemala”
    Florida Academy of Science’s 66th Annual Meeting
    2002
  • “A Cultural and Medical Learning Experience: Medical Mission to Guatemala”
    Society of Teachers for Family Medicine Annual Conference
    2001

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Research and Studies


  • Evidence-Based Admission Decisions: Predicting Student Performance in Medical School (2014 – 2015)
  • Assessment Survey of Developmental Changes of Students Enrolled in the Global Medicine Track (2014)
  • Access to Healthcare in Solola, Guatemala (2013)
  • A Rural Setting is Not Necessarily an Underserved Setting (2013)
  • Comparing Standards of Care Between the US and Rural Nicaragua (2013)
  • Health Access Survey in Latin and South America (2013)
  • Babes in the Woods: Assessment of Second-Year Rural Track Student Knowledge of Basic Obstetrical Skills in a Remote Field Situation (2013)
  • Assessment of Developmental Changes of Students Enrolled in the Global Medicine Track (2013)
  • Assessment of Second-Year Medical Student Knowledge of Basic OB Skills Coupled with Bilingual Communication in a Simulated Remote Field Situation (2012)
  • Perception of Hands-On Medicine by Patients in Developing Nations (2012)
  • Perception and Attitudes of Vitamin Supplements in Developing Countries (2012)
  • Health Literacy in Latin America (2012)
  • Asthma Education Program Utilizing XXX and XXX as the Pharmacotherapy for Asthmatics Along with Peak Flow Monitoring with the Air-Watch Device to Promote Optimal Management of Asthma (2000)
  • A Comparative Study of the Efficacy and Safety of XXX and XXX for the Treatment of Patients with Secondary Infection of Acute Bronchitis (1999)
  • Comparative Study of the Efficacy and Safety of XXXER and XXX for the Treatment of Patients with Secondary Bacterial Infections of Acute Bronchitis (1998)
  • A Comparison Study of the Difference in the Incidence of Frequently Reported Estrogen Related Side Effects Between XXX and XXX Oral Contraceptives (1997 – 1998)
  • A Comparative Study of the Efficacy and Safety of XXX and XXX for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (1997)

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Biographical Information


Camille Z. Bentley, DO, MPH, FACOFP, received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, and a Master of Science in Environmental Biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She received a Master of Public Health degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Miami, Florida and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since 1995, Dr. Bentley has continued to expand her teaching skills through continued professional development in both academics and medicine. She is experienced in working with simulated and standardized patients, directed case discussion/management, OSCE’s and PBL. Over the years she has directed many courses to involving Clinical Medicine, Procedural Medicine, Community Medicine and International Medicine. Dr. Bentley is currently the Director of the Honor’s Global Track, and along with her on-campus teaching responsibilities, she provides international opportunities for student clinical training and work. She enjoys travel, whether road trips or around the world, and exploring new places and cultures. She enjoys hiking and gardening when the weather is warm and antiquing during the colder months.

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