Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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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.”