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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Profile

Michael R. Wells, PhD

Assistant Dean for the Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Structural Medicine

What classes do you teach?
I teach Anatomy and Neuroscience.

Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM-SU?
I chose RVUCOM-SU to start a new adventure in starting up a medical school program.

What do you appreciate most about Utah and the local area?
The natural beauty of the landscape.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like hiking, camping, and enjoying nature.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Try to keep up with your studies while preserving your enthusiasm for medicine and your perspective on life.

Fun facts about you: 
I have spent almost fifty years training in the martial arts.