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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Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

What classes do you teach?
I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I.

Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM?
RVUCOM’s innovative curriculum and outstanding outcomes made me want to be a part of the student success here. Additionally, with the growth of the University, it is an exciting time to be part of the RVU team.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I scuba dive and rescue Vizslas. Currently, I am adopting a foster Vizsla named Ruby.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Manage your time efficiently and foster friendships with your colleagues. These will last your lifetime!

What is your favorite (or funniest) teaching moment?
A student’s cell phone started ringing the “stayin’ alive” theme from the movie Saturday Night Fever. I started dancing and the whole class then rose and danced with me. It was great!