Student Spotlight

Karen Norling, OMS-II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University.
  • Clubs and Activities: Social Chair and Historian for the Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS) RVUCOM-CO chapter. Member of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) student organization.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM for the curriculum design, welcoming atmosphere, and opportunities to get involved early in military medicine with...
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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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Judy Caldwell, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care
Department of Primary Care Medicine • (435) 222-1240
RVUCOM-SU Campus •  C-286

Dr. Judy Caldwell is a 1995 graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), now Western University. During her time at COMP she was recalled for Desert Storm and served at Camp Pendleton, CA, as an E-6 Navy Hospital Corpsman.  She delayed graduation another year to complete a one year Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship specializing in Osteopathic Manipulation.

Dr. Caldwell completed a rotating internship and Family Medicine residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center, now Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, in California.  She is board certified in Family Medicine with OMT.

After a few years of solo private Osteopathic Family Medicine practice in Pomona, California and doing house calls in the Fresno Valley, Dr. Caldwell began teaching Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) at Touro University Nevada COM.  She received a teaching award from the students in 2009.

In 2010, Dr. Caldwell was one of the founding clinical faculty at William Carey University COM in Hattiesburg, MS; and later become Chair of Family Medicine. She taught OPP, Clinical Skills, and clinical content while facilitating the development of curriculum for all four years of osteopathic medical students.  Dr. Caldwell has taught OPP at residency program and national and state meetings.

She has a special interest in Obstetrics and newborn infants.  She works with patients with chronic pain and headaches, using “homework” for the patients to do to improve their condition.  As an attending physician at Southern Utah Veterans Home (SUVH), she has treated patients with OMT decreasing their pain.

On her off time, Dr. Caldwell enjoys camping, hiking, rock hounding, creating and sewing costumes for Halloween, and food science.