Student Spotlight

Jacob Egget, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Integrative Physiology from University of Colorado - Boulder.
  • Clubs and Activities: Honor Code President for the Student Government Association, National Liaison Officer for SOSA, and future OPP Fellow.

What are your medical interests? I think surgery is amazing, especially orthopedics. The fact that we can “cut to cure” blows my mind. I...
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Faculty Spotlight

Joel Roberts, MD

Instructor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver.

What do you do in your spare time? I play racquetball, make pizzas, and watch football. What advice do...
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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!