Student Spotlight

Zach Wagner, OMS III

Class of 2019

  • Hometown: Napa, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Physiology / Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University
  • Clubs and Activities: SGA, Vice President of Student Welfare (Class of 2019)

Why did you choose RVU? I was excited about RVU’s innovative curriculum and quiet rooms for the babies to watch lectures too. What do you like...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brian Schwartz, PhD, MLIS

Director of Library Sciences; Associate Professor of Medical Humanities

  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: English and Philosophy
  • Graduate Studies: Masters in Library and Information Science; Doctorate in Information Management

What class do you teach? Evidence-based medicine and a few guest shots in Primary Care Medicine Why did you...
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Faculty Profile

Heather Ferrill, DO, MS

Chair and Associate Professor of OPP

What class do you teach?

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.