Student Spotlight

Natalie Pratt, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Utah.
  • Clubs and Activities: President of SAMOPS, event coordinator for ACOEP, and member of ACOP and SAACOFP.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM because of its excellent reputation of top board scores in the nation. A nice bonus for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Michael R. Wells, PhD

Assistant Dean for the Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Structural Medicine

  • Hometown: Mt. Dora, Florida
  • Undergraduate Studies: Chemistry at the University of Florida
  • Graduate Studies: Medical Neuroscience at the University of Florida

What classes do you teach? I teach Anatomy and Neuroscience. Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM-SU? I...
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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.”