Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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Profile

Mark Wardle, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care
Department of Primary Care Medicine

Co-Director of Global Medicine Track – Southern Utah
Director of Medical Spanish Elective
Tracks and Special Programs

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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