Student Spotlight

Natalie Pratt, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Utah.
  • Clubs and Activities: President of SAMOPS, event coordinator for ACOEP, and member of ACOP and SAACOFP.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM because of its excellent reputation of top board scores in the nation. A nice bonus for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Michael R. Wells, PhD

Assistant Dean for the Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Structural Medicine

  • Hometown: Mt. Dora, Florida
  • Undergraduate Studies: Chemistry at the University of Florida
  • Graduate Studies: Medical Neuroscience at the University of Florida

What classes do you teach? I teach Anatomy and Neuroscience. Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM-SU? I...
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Profile

Rachel M.A. Linger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

What class do you teach?
Pharmacology in both the COM and MSBS programs; pharmacology is taught as separate courses in the MSBS program, but is incorporated into the systems course in the COM.

Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM?
A friend was working here and told me it was a wonderful place.

What do you like most about teaching at RVUCOM?
Tough question. There are two things I love: 1) Our students…they are awesome!; 2) The administration’s support of faculty independence and innovation.

What projects and/or research are you currently working on or plan to work on in the future?
As Chair of the Research and Scholarly Activity Committee, I find it rewarding to support the research efforts of RVU’s faculty and students. Our committee coordinates RVU’s annual Research Appreciation Day and administers the Travel Grant and Intramural Research Grant programs.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Work hard and stay focused…but also make time for relaxation and rejuvenation.

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to enjoy the outdoors with my friends and family. We ski in the winter. In the summer, we go camping, hiking, and mountain biking.