Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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Joel Roberts, MD

Instructor of Physiology

What do you do in your spare time?
I play racquetball, make pizzas, and watch football.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Your meaning and value as a person comes from more than just your grades.

What projects and/or research are you currently working on or plan to work on in the future?
I research and support students researching educational techniques and simulation using observation and survey tools.

Outside of RVU, do you participate in any other organization?
I have a membership at my city gym and I am a member at the Denver United Church. I believe developing the mind, body, and spirit are all necessary for a healthy life.

Fun facts about you: 
I taught 5th and 6th grade Outdoor Education for two years between college and medical school.