Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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Thomas Bigham, DO

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Primary Care Medicine • (435) 222-1240
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-242


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses


  • Family Practice Residency
    University of Utah Family Practice Residency
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    2002 – 2004
  • Carle Foundation Family Practice Residency
    Affiliated with the University of Illinois School of Medicine
    Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
    2001 – 2002
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Biddeford, ME
  • Master of Arts
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN

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Professional Experience

  • 2020 – present: Associate Professor of Family Medicine
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2018 – present: Supervising Physician
    Enterprise Valley Medical Clinic
  • 2013 – 2019: Hospitalist
    Klickitat Valley Hospital
  • 2009 – 2013: Family Physician
    Family Health Care (CHC)
  • 2005 – 2009: County Medical Examiner
    Apache County, Arizona
  • 2004 – 2009: Family Physician
    North County Community Health Center/Round Valley
  • 1996 – 1997: Instructor, Department of Biology
    Purdue University
  • 1993 – 1997: Lab Coordinator
    Purdue University

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Certifications and Licenses

  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine (2024)
  • State Licensure: Utah and Washington (current)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (current)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification (current)

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