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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Profile

Dwight Hertz, MD

Professor of Pathology
Department of Specialty Medicine

dhertz@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2835
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FC-06


Dr. Hertz is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at North Dakota State University and his Medical Doctor degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He completed his Residency at the University of South Dakota Programs in Pathology. He’s Board certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology with additional qualifications and certification in Cytopathology from the Ameri­can Board of Pathology.

Dr. Hertz previously worked as a Staff Pathologist and Course Coordinator at the University of South Dakota School of Medi­cine. He also served as the Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Director at Q&R Clinic/Medcenter One Health Systems in North Dakota. Most recently, he served as a Professor of Pathology and Course Director at the American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles.

Dr. Hertz says he came to RVUCOM to continue to do what he loves – to teach and be part of medical education. “I hope to con­tinue to improve my teaching style in an integrated curriculum,” says Dr. Hertz. “I’d also like to develop new methods with current technology.”