Student Spotlight

Zoya Sandhu, OMS I

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of Medical Students Advocating for Underprivileged Populations (MSAUP) and Women in Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVU because of the amazing board scores. I feel like I will be completely prepared for whichever...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Reidsville, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Salem College. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Medical College of Virginia.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology/Physiology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

What classes do you teach? I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I. Why did you choose to...
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Kristin Putnam, DO

Co-Director of the Pre-Doctoral Osteopathic Principles and Practice Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice • (720) 874-2451


Education | Professional ExperienceService and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Biographical Information


  • Residency
    Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI
  • Traditional Rotating Internship
    Michigan State University Sparrow Hospital
    Lansing, MI
  • Undergraduate Anatomy/OMM Fellowship
    University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Biddeford, ME
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
    University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Biddeford, ME
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Colby College
    Waterville, ME


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Professional Experience

  • 2018 – Present: Co-Director of the Pre-Doctoral OPP Fellowship
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2018 – Present: Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2008 – 2010: Medical Assistant
    Brookline Dermatology Associates
  • 2006 – 2007: Development Assistant
    Boston Medical Center
  • 2006: Field Hockey Defensive Assistant Coach
    Colby College

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Service and Contributions


  • Assistant Faculty for OMS-II, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, 2017 – present
  • Assistant Faculty for OMS-I, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, 2016 – present
  • Preceptor, MSUCOM Student Sports Medicine, 2016 – present
  • Teaching Assistant/Table Trainer, CME Manual Medicine Series, 2018
  • Table Trainer, Fascial Distortion Model Academy, 2018
  • Co-Chief, Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, 2017 – 2018
  • Teaching Assistant/Table Trainer, MSU Statewide Campus System, 2017 – 2018
  • Clinic Preceptor/Lecturer, Student Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, 2017
  • Lecturer, MSU Statewide Campus System, 2016
  • Treasurer, UNECOM Student Government Association, 2012 – 2013
  • Student Representative, UNECOM Open House, 2011 – 2012
  • Secretary, UNECOM Sports Medicine Club, 2010 – 2012
  • Leader, UNECOM Osteoblast and Orientation, 2011

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Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • American Academy of Osteopathy
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Osteopathic Cranial Academy
  • American Fascial Distortion Model Association

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Biographical Information

Dr. Putnam is originally from central Maine. She received her Bachelor of Art degree in Biology from Colby College and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). Most recently, she completed her residency in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM). Dr. Putnam is excited to be teaching the students and fellows at RVU, and hopes to be a strong mentor for them during their medical school and residency years. Prior to RVU, she received the W. Hadley Hoyt, Jr Award upon completing her Pre-Doctoral OPP and Anatomy Fellowship from UNECOM. The award recognizes students who are “committed to the osteopathic profession and life-long learning”. She was also Adjunct OMM Faculty during her residency at MSUCOM and taught both OMS-I and OMS-II students.

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