Student Spotlight

Natalie Pratt, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Utah.
  • Clubs and Activities: President of SAMOPS, event coordinator for ACOEP, and member of ACOP and SAACOFP.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM because of its excellent reputation of top board scores in the nation. A nice bonus for...
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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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Profile

Mark Wardle, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care
Department of Primary Care Medicine

mwardle@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1287
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-243

 

Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and LicensesService and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Biographical Information


Education


  • Fellowship
    Rural Medicine and Faculty Development
    Utah Valley Family Medicine
    Provo, UT
    2009
  • Residency
    Chief Resident
    Utah Valley Family Medicine
    Provo, UT
    2008
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Vallejo, CA
    2005
  • Bachelor of Science
    Zoology (Pre-Med Emphasis)
    Brigham Young University
    Provo, UT
    2000

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Professional Experience


  • 2019 – Present: Co-Director of Global Medicine Track
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2019 – Present: Director of Medical Spanish Elective Course
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2018 – Present: Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2013 – Present: Urgent Care
    Intermountain/Instacares
  • 2013 – 2018: Physician/Lab Director
    Intermountain Payson Clinic/Instacare
  • 2013 – 2018: Family Physician
    Intermountain Payson Clinic and Instacare
  • 2009 – 2013: Sole Provider (Rural Family Medicine)
    Intermountain Moroni Clinic
  • 2009 – 2013: Hospitalist (ER/OB/Clinic Responsibilities)
    Sanpete Valley Hospital
  • 2011 – 2012: OB Department Physician  Head
    Sanpete Valley Hospital

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Certified Health Coach
    National Society of Health Coaches (2018 – Present)
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine
    ABFM (2008 – Present)
  • DO Physican License
    State of Utah (2007 – Present)

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Preceptor and Lecturer, UVFMR (2009 – present)
  • Preceptor for Medical/PA/NP students (2009 – present)
  • Hospital Representative, Intermountain OB Development Team (2011 – 2012)
  • Volunteer, Humanitarian Activities (2009 – 2018)
  • Rural Medicine Fellowship Creation, UVFMR (2008)
  • LDS Missionary, Southern Chile (1996 – 1998)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Utah Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Utah Medical Association
  • Utah Osteopathic Medical Association

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Honors and Awards


  • Intermountain Live Well Health Hero
    2014
  • Eagle Scout Award
    1993

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Biographical Information


Dr. Wardle is originally from California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Pre-Med) from Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After falling in love with the Beehive State, Dr. Wardle returned to Utah with his family and completed a residency at Utah Valley Family Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Rural Medicine and Faculty Development.

For much of his professional career, Dr. Wardle worked for Intermountain Healthcare practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine. He was the head of the OB Department and served on the system-wide OB Development Team, as well as being appointed Medical Staff President-Elect at Sanpete Valley Hospital. After transitioning to Utah County, Dr. Wardle practiced Urgent Care and Outpatient Family Medicine before joining RVU. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Wardle always knew he enjoyed teaching and mentoring students. After a medical mission trip to Honduras where he supervised and mentored several osteopathic medical students, he realized he wanted to teach full-time. “RVUCOM-SU was not only in a perfect location for us,” said Dr. Wardle, “but the vision and values of RVU and their commitment to the students was an undeniable draw to me.”

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