Student Spotlight

Jacob Egget, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Integrative Physiology from University of Colorado - Boulder.
  • Clubs and Activities: Honor Code President for the Student Government Association, National Liaison Officer for SOSA, and future OPP Fellow.

What are your medical interests? I think surgery is amazing, especially orthopedics. The fact that we can “cut to cure” blows my mind. I...
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Faculty Spotlight

Joel Roberts, MD

Instructor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver.

What do you do in your spare time? I play racquetball, make pizzas, and watch football. What advice do...
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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.