Student Spotlight

Zoya Sandhu, OMS I

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of Medical Students Advocating for Underprivileged Populations (MSAUP) and Women in Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVU because of the amazing board scores. I feel like I will be completely prepared for whichever...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Reidsville, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Salem College. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Medical College of Virginia.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology/Physiology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

What classes do you teach? I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I. Why did you choose to...
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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.