Student Spotlight

Shreyash Pradhan, OMS III

Class of 2020 (Fellow)

  • Hometown: Aurora, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: Integrative Physiology (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Clubs and Activities: Anatomy Fellow, Orthopedics, Surgery, Rotary, Sports Med, Global Track, and RVU Ambassador

Why did you choose RVU? RVUCOM’s dedication to providing care to the underserved population and the Rocky Mountain region specifically. Colorado has been home for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Sarah Curtis Lopez, DO

Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Principles and Practice; Course Director, OPP I & II; OPP Pre-doctoral Fellowship Director

  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Spanish: Hispanic Studies
  • Graduate Studies: University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth, TX); Neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM) residency at St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx, NY)

What class do you teach? OPP I-IV, NMM/OMM residents Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? What drew...
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Faculty Profile

Heather Ferrill, DO, MS

Chair and Associate Professor of OPP

What class do you teach?
OPP

Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM?
RVUCOM is an amazing collaborative community of innovative educators and inspired students that I wanted to be a part of.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
You are entering the osteopathic medical profession. Osteopathic Medicine is the lens through which we view medical care, [it’s] not just about a treatment modality. I would encourage and challenge all students to see how the osteopathic tenets affect all aspects of medical care, not just how we can fit OMT into it.

Outside of RVU, do you participate in any other organization? Which ones and why?
I am on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) and have been involved with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) for 10 years. I love my profession and I find this is one way I can give back to my profession in a tangible and long-lasting way.

What do you do in your spare time?
I have a wonderful husband and two amazing teenage boys. I love to spend time with them outdoors, especially in the mountains. On my own time, I love practicing yoga and reading.