Student Spotlight

Jared Keele, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Anchorage, AK
  • Undergraduate Studies: Human Nutrition/Dietetics and Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Vice-President of the Student Government Association and RVU Ambassador for the Emergency Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? A big reason was to stay in Colorado. I have also had friends matriculate through RVU before me who...
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Faculty Spotlight

David R. Crimin, DO, CMD

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Undergraduate Studies: Weber State College, Ogden, UT.
  • Graduate Studies: Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA. Internship at Doctors Hospital Medical Center in Colorado Springs, CO and Residency at Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation and Family Medicine Center. I spent nearly 27 years in a Rural Family Medicine, hospital and ED practice in Richfield, UT.

What do you like most about teaching at RVUCOM? I brag that I have the best of two worlds: teaching...
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Profile

Julie Kasperski, MSc, MAT, HBSc, BHSc-PA (CCPA)

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Program

jkasperski@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2872
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FD-03


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Honors and Awards | Biographical Information


Education


  • Bachelor of Health Science – Physician Assistant
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, ON
    2010-2012
  • Master of Art in Teaching
    The Citadel
    Charleston, SC
    2001-2003
  • Master of Science
    Clinical Laboratory Science
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
    1997-1999
  • Honours Bachelor of Science
    Medical Laboratory Science
    Lakehead University
    Thunder Bay, ON
    1994-1996
  • Diploma
    Medical Laboratory Technology
    Mohawk College
    Hamilton, ON
    1991-1994

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
    Rocky Vista University
  • 2015 – 2017: Physician Assistant
    Hamilton Health Sciences
  • 2013 – 2017: Lecturer
    McMaster University
  • 2012 – 2015: Physician Assistant
    Beech Tree Medical Centre
  • 2004 – 2008: Lecturer
    University of Western Ontario
  • 2003 – 2004: Director of Educational Development
    Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science
  • 2002 – 2003: Medical Technologist
    American Red Cross
  • 1999 – 2002: Medical Technologist
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • 1997 – 1998: Medical Technologist
    Washington Hospital Center
  • 1996 – 1997: Medical Technologist
    Egleston Children’s Health Care Center

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Certifications and Licenses


  • ACLS (2017)
  • Canadian Certified Physician Assistant (2012)
  • Medical Technologist, ASCP (1996)
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist, CSMLS (1994)

 

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Honors and Awards


  • National Honour Society
    Phi Kappa Phi
  • International Honour Society in Education
    Kappa Delta Pi

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Biographical Information


Julie is originally from Ontario, Canada but has lived in the United States for years. She has acquired several degrees: a Bachelor of Health Science – Physician Assistant degree from McMaster University; a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Lakeland University; a Master of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Medical University of South Carolina; and, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from The Citadel.

She worked as a medical technologist for years, focusing on transfusion medicine, hematology, microbiology, and chemistry laboratories. She lectured for Western University in its physiology and pharmacology program. Upon receiving her PA certification, she practiced in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and pediatric medicine. She has also been an adjunct faculty at McMaster University in the PA program. Julie brings clinical knowledge and teaching skills to the new PA program.

Julie has 11-year-old twin boys and four dogs (two boxers and two pugs). They have recently moved to Colorado in order to join the RVU family.

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