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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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!