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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Profile

David J. Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

Campus Dean
Office of the Dean – Southern Utah

Vice President
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

dpark@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1238
RVUCOM-SU Campus •  C-174


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Biographical Information


 

Education


  • Residency – Family Medicine
    Mt. Sinai School of Medicine / Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Family Practice Residency
    New York, NY
    1998 – 2001
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
    New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Old Westbury, NY
    1994 – 1998
  • Bachelor of Sciences
    Psychology
    Stony Brook University, New York
    Stony Brook, NY
    1989 – 1993

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Vice President and Dean of Southern Utah Campus
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2015 – 2018: Medical Director
    Southern Utah Veterans Home – Avalon Healthcare
  • 2015 – 2018: Vice Dean and Southern Utah Campus Dean
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2009 – Present: Emergency Physician
    EMCARE/Desert View, Mesa View, Boulder City Hospitals
  • 2013 – 2015: Regional Academic Officer
    OPTI West Medical Education Consortium
  • 2013: Chief Academic Officer
    Touro University Medical Education Consortium
  • 2006 – 2015: Program Director (Founding)
    Valley Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
  • 2014 – 2015: Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education
    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2005 – 2014: Chair, Department of Primary Care
    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2006 – 2008: Physician Provider
    Southwest Medical Associates, Department of Urgent Care
  • 2002 – 2005: Private Practice
    TJH Medical Services, PC
  • 2001 – 2005: Family Practice Faculty Attending
    Mt. Sinai Family Practice Residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
  • 2000 – 2004: Occupational Med Physician (per diem)
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center Occupational Medicine Clinic
  • 1999 – 2001: ER Physician
    Jamaica Hospital Emergency Department

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Certifications and Licenses


  • DO Physician License (Present)
    State of Utah
    State of Nevada
    State of New York

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Service and Contributions


American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

  • Member, Board of Governors (2014 – present)
  • Member, Convention and Site Committee (2011 – 2014)
  • Member, Program Committee, (2008 – 2014)
  • Member, Scholarship & Student Loan Committee (2007 – 2014)
  • Member, Osteopathic Family Medicine Educators Committee (2007 – 2009)
  • Nevada Delegate at the Congress of Delegates (2006 – 2015)
  • Faculty Advisor for TUNCOM Student Chapter (2006 – 2015)
  • AOA/ACOFP Convention Chair (2013)
  • ACOFP Convention Program Co-Chair (2009 – 2010)

Miscellaneous

  • Utah Delegate for the AOA House of Delegates (2015, 2016)
  • Delegate to China, International Primary Care Education Alliance (2013, 2017)
  • Nevada Delegate for AOA House of Delegates (2009, 2013, 2014)
  • Guatemala Medical Mission, DOCARE International (2012)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians (2008)
  • Diplomat, American Board of Family Physicians (2001, 2010)
  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (1999)
  • Board of Trustees (ex officio), Utah Osteopathic Medical Association (2015 – present)
  • Board of Trustees, Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association (2008 – 2011)
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians – Nevada Chapter
    • Past President (2014 – 2015)
    • President (2012 – 2014)
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    • Fellow (2010)
    • Board of Governors (2014 – Present)
    • Diplomat (2002, 2010)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2010 – Present)

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Honors and Awards


  • Health Policy Fellowship
    American Osteopathic Association
    2012 – 2013
  • Las Vegas Top Doctors
    Las Vegas Life Magazine
    2012, 2013, 2014

 

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Biographical Information


Dr. Park, DO, is an AOBFP/ABFM dual board certified osteopathic family physician and a graduate of the NYCOM class of 1998. He completed his postgraduate training in New York at the dually accredited Mt. Sinai Family Practice Residency Program at Jamaica Hospital. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Park was recruited as residency faculty and has since pursued academic medicine as a career. Dr. Park has held many leadership roles including medical school department chair of primary care, family medicine residency program director, and currently a Vice Dean of RVUCOM working on the development of the prospective Southern Utah campus. Dr. Park also enjoys working as an emergency department physician at Mesa View Hospital on weekends.

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