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

Gina Graham

Coordinator
Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

ggraham@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1319
RVUCOM-SU Campus • W-132

 

Gina is originally from Layton, Utah, but has also lived in Pennsylvania and California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Developmental Psychology (minor in Health and Dance) from Brigham Young University – Provo. Upon completion of her degree, she trained as a Certified Nurse Assistant at the Davis Applied Technology Center.

For several years, Gina taught dance and drill team for the United Spirit Association. She later worked for Davis County Mental Health as a teen mentor and coach, and founded and operated a swim school in Northern Utah. Additionally, she ran a properties company for thirty years, which involved buying, flipping, renting and managing residential properties.

“I love RVU’s mission statement, and I love that I am able to participate in a small way by assisting students in achieving their goals. Plus, I really enjoy and like my coworkers and the lovely work environment.” In addition to her new role at RVU, Gina is a Therapeutic Recreation Technician and a Water Safety Instructor with the American Red Cross.