Student Spotlight

Jacob Egget, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Integrative Physiology from University of Colorado - Boulder.
  • Clubs and Activities: Honor Code President for the Student Government Association, National Liaison Officer for SOSA, and future OPP Fellow.

What are your medical interests? I think surgery is amazing, especially orthopedics. The fact that we can “cut to cure” blows my mind. I...
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Faculty Spotlight

Joel Roberts, MD

Instructor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver.

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

Joel Roberts, MD

Instructor of Physiology
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
Physician Assistant Program

jroberts@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2806
RVUCOM-CO Campus


Education | Professional Experience | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


Education


  • Residency Training
    Anesthesiology
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO
    2016-2017
  • Internship Training
    Internal Medicine
    St. Joseph Hospital
    Denver, CO
    2015-2016
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO
    2011-2015
  • Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude)
    Biochemistry
    Azusa Pacific University
    Azusa, CA
    2005-2009

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Professional Experience


  • 2017 – Present: Instructor of Physiology
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2014 – 2015: Instructor of Surgical Clerkship Simulations
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 2014 – 2015: Physician as Educator Course
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 2012: Shadow Experience in Ethiopia
    Cure Hospital
  • 2009 – 2011: Outdoor Educator
    Mission Springs Outdoor Education
  • 2006 – 2009: Teaching Assistant, General Chemistry Lab
    Azusa Pacific University
  • 2006 – 2008: Team Leader
    Team Luke Medical Missions

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Hidden Curriculum Course Facilitator, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2015-2017)
  • Secondary Screening Committee, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2014-2015)
  • Advisory College Student Advisor, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2014-2015)
  • Volunteer, Klinefelter Syndrome and Associates’ Families Conference (2013)
  • Admissions Committee, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2012-2015)
  • LEADS Track, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2012-2015)
  • All About Couples Group Leader, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2012-2015)
  • JFK Partners Summer Internship, LEADS Track University of Colorado School of Medicine (2012)
  • Volunteer, Paris Elementary School Reading, Writing, and Sports Program (2011-2014)
  • Volunteer, Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center (2010-2011)
  • Community Advisor, Azusa Pacific University (2007-2008)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • Colorado Medical Society
    2011-present
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
    2016-present

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Honors and Awards


  • Robert Virtue Award
    University of Colorado Anesthesiology Department
    2015
  • National Gold Humanism Honor Society
    2014
  • Outstanding Senior in Biochemistry Award
    Azusa Pacific University Department of Biology and Chemistry
    2009

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Publications and Presentations


Presentations

  • “Overview of Common Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks”
    Denver Health Hospital
    2017
  • “Stepwise Hypotension During C-Section with Epidural Anesthesia in Parturient with Moderate to Severe Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis”
    Western Anesthesia Regional Conference
    2017
  • “Understanding Strong Ion Difference”
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    2017
  • “Physiology and Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery”
    Veteran Affairs Hospital
    2016
  • “Airway Management”
    Fundamental Critical Care Support Course
    2016
  • “Clinical Case Presentations”
    St. Joseph Hospital
    2015-2016
  • “Understanding the Health Benefits Exchange”
    LEADS Lecture Series
    2012
  • “Tools for Successful Conflict Management”
    LEADS Summer Leadership Seminar Series
    2012

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Research and Studies


  • MRI and Anesthesia Safety and Education; University of Colorado Department of Anesthesia Quality Improvement Project (2017)
  • “What to Expect from Anesthesia” section in Pancreatic and Spinal Surgery patient information pamphlet (2017)
  • Impact of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform on United States Medical Students; University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology. Survey tool developed (2014-2015)
  • JFK Partners FASL and Children With Autism Waiver Participant Experience Interview. Presented to Director of JFK Partners. (2012)

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Biographical Information


Dr. Roberts grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon graduation, he moved to Southern California to attend school at Azusa Pacific University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. While in California, he taught outdoor education in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He returned to his home state and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Colorado School of Medicine.

He decided to join the RVU team because of his love of working with students and having the flexibility to implement new and exciting teaching methods.

When he is not teaching his wonderful students, Dr. Roberts enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and many pets. He also likes hiking, snowboarding, singing, and racquetball. A fun fact about him is that he makes different styles of pizza from scratch.

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