Student Spotlight

Kelli Tichy, OMS I

Class of 2021, RVUCOM-SU

  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: Undergraduate: Biomedical Sciences Colorado State University; Graduate: Biomedical Sciences (University of Toledo)
  • Clubs and Activities: Women in Medicine Club and DOCARE International

Why did you choose RVU? In addition to the incredible reputation, RVU has a strong sense of community and student voice, which I think is...
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Faculty Spotlight

Kenneth A. Ramey, DO, FACOFP

NMM +1 Residency Program Director; Osteopathic-Focused Track Program Director; OMM Clerkship Program Director; Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices

  • Hometown: Lombard, IL
  • Undergraduate Studies: Cedarville College
  • Graduate Studies: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; additional training: Undergraduate OMM Teaching Fellowship, Family Medicine Residency, and Sports Medicine Fellowship

What class do you teach? Osteopathic Principles and Practice Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? We have...
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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.