Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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Profile

Chris Edwards, DO

Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

cedwards1@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1247
RVUCOM-SU Campus • Faculty Suites


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Publications and Presentations | Research InterestsBiographical Information


Education


  • Traditional Rotating Internship
    Northeast Regional Medical Center
    Kirksville, M O
    2016
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Des Moines, IA
    2015
  • Bachelor of Science
    Exercise Physiology
    Brigham Young University – Idaho
    Rexburg, ID
    2009

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices
    Rocky Vista University
  • 2018 – Present: Independent Contractor 
    In2It Medical
  • 2016 – 2018: Adjunct Instructor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    A.T. Still University
  • 2016 – 2018: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM)/OMM Resident
    A.T. Still University
  • 2012 – 2013: OMM Lab Assistant
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2010 – 2011: Faculty, Department of Biology
    Brigham Young University – Idaho
  • 2009 – 2010: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology
    Brigham Young University – Idaho
  • 2008: Neuroscience Research Lab Assistant
    Brigham Young University – Idaho
  • 2006 – 2008: Peer Tutor
    Brigham Young University – Idaho
  • 2007: Exercise Science Research Assistant
    Brigham Young University – Idaho

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Mental Health First Aid USA Training (2017)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (2016)
  • Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification ((2015)
  • Certificate of Completion for Cultural Competency Lecture Series (2014)

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Publications and Presentations


Presentations

  • “New Onset Headache Secondary to Previously Asymptomatic Meningioma”
    A.T. Still University
    2017
  • “Ultrasound Evaluation of the Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Sacral Base Asymmetry”
    A.T. Still University
    2016
  • “Telemedicine: An Underutilized Opportunity for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Procedures”
    A.T. Still University
    2016

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Biographical Information


Dr. Edwards is originally from Heber City, Utah. He has lived in Idaho, Iowa, Missouri and Seoul, South Korea. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Brigham Young University (BYU), a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed a residency in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in Kirksville, MO.

Education has always been a passion of Dr. Edward’s, and he is excited to be able work alongside colleagues and students in the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practices. In his new role, he will serve as a table trainer, teach OMS-I and OMS-II students, and teach students about the treatment of war veterans at the Southern Utah Veteran’s Home clinic once a week. Prior to RVU, he spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at A.T. Still University. He also taught anatomy and physiology at BYU, and assisted in running the school’s cadaver lab. “It’s nice to be able to spend so much of my day doing what I love.”