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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David R. Crimin, DO, CMD

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

What do you like most about teaching at RVUCOM?
I brag that I have the best of two worlds: teaching eager-to-learn students in the hands-on primary care skills lab and providing care to a deserving group of veterans.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my “spare” time, I have a lifetime love of fitness including competitive swimming and skiing. I love to spend time with my family – skiing, boating, hiking and biking. I recently swam the 1.5 mile “Escape from Alacatraz” (part of the Sharkfest Swim Series) with my son and daughter. I swam in 58 degree, shark-infested waters without a wet suit and earned third place in my age group.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
My advise to students is to seek for balance in your life with your spouse, family, career, faith, life-long learning and fitness.

Fun Facts about you?
One of my favorite quotes is: “The measure of the greatness of a nation is how they care for their elderly and infirm.”