Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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Profile

Sarah Neguse, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Program

sneguse@rvu.edu  •  (720) 874-2450
RVUCOM-CO Campus  •  FD-10


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations


Education


  • Master of Sciences
    Child Health Associate / Physician Assistant Program
    University of Colorado Denver
    Denver, CO
    2011
  • Bachelor of Sciences
    Integrative Physiology
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Boulder, CO
    2007

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Professional Experience


  • 2017 – present: Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
    Rocky Vista University
  • 2015 – 2017: Physician Assistant
    Park Ridge Family Medicine
  • 2011 – 2015: Physician Assistant
    East West Health Center

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Certifications and Licenses


  • NCCPA Certified
  • Colorado Physician Assistant License and DEA
  • CPR/BLS/AED; ACLS; PALS

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Preceptor for CHA/PA Students, University of Colorado
  • Preceptor for Physician Assistant Students, Red Rocks Community College
  • Preceptor for Physician Assistant Students, University of New England
  • Small Group Facilitator for Students, East West Health Center
  • Medical Staff, American Diabetes Foundation (2010)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Physician Assistants for Global Health

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