Student Spotlight

Valerie Martin, OMS I

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Plymouth, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology with a minor in Chemistry (University of Utah)
  • Clubs and Activities:

Why did you choose RVU? I was raised on a farm in a small town where we had limited access to healthcare. RVUCOM places great emphasis...
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Faculty Spotlight

Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Director of Faculty Development

  • Hometown: Craig, CO
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Montana); Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency (Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital)

What class do you teach? Pharmacology in both the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Master of Science in...
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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.