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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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.”