Student Spotlight

Tesia Kolodziejczyk, OMS III

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Pre-Medicine
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the Dermatology/Pathology AOC and the RVU Internal Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Close to home! Being close to my support system was very important to me. What do you like most...
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Faculty Spotlight

Joel Roberts, MD

Instructor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver.

What do you do in your spare time? I play racquetball, make pizzas, and watch football. What advice do...
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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.