Student Spotlight

Jared Keele, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Anchorage, AK
  • Undergraduate Studies: Human Nutrition/Dietetics and Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Vice-President of the Student Government Association and RVU Ambassador for the Emergency Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? A big reason was to stay in Colorado. I have also had friends matriculate through RVU before me who...
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Faculty Spotlight

David R. Crimin, DO, CMD

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Undergraduate Studies: Weber State College, Ogden, UT.
  • Graduate Studies: Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA. Internship at Doctors Hospital Medical Center in Colorado Springs, CO and Residency at Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation and Family Medicine Center. I spent nearly 27 years in a Rural Family Medicine, hospital and ED practice in Richfield, UT.

What do you like most about teaching at RVUCOM? I brag that I have the best of two worlds: teaching...
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Profile

Thomas N. Told, DO, FACOFP, dist.

Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Rocky Vista University

ttold@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2863
RVUCOM-CO Campus • D-105


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Biographical Information


 

Education


  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
    Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Kirksville, MO
    1973
  • Internship – Rotating
    US Army Medical Corps, Brooke Army Medical Center
    Fort Sam Houston, TX
    1973 – 1974
  • Post Graduate Education
    Medical Entomology and Parasitology
    Brigham Young University
    Provo, UT
    1968 – 1969
  • Bachelor of Science
    Zoology
    Brigham Young University
    Provo, UT
    1968

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Professional Experience


  • 2016 – Present: Vice President of Academic Affairs
    Rocky Vista University
  • 2014 – Present: Dean and Chief Academic Officer
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2013 – 2014: Interim Dean
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2009 – Present: Professor of Family Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2009 – Present: Assistant Dean of Clinical Education
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2013 – 2015: Chief Academic Officer of RVUCOM-SU Clinical Campus
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2012 – 2015: Chief Consulting Endoscopy
    Salud Family Clinical
  • 2009 – 2015: Chair of Department of Rural and Wilderness Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1995 – 2002: Clinical Professor of Rural Family Medicine
    Colorado Springs Osteopathic Residency Program
  • 1974 – 2009: Owner and Medical Director
    Craig Medical Center

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Certifications and Licenses


  • DO Physician License (Active)
    State of Colorado
  • DO Physician License (Active)
    State of Wyoming

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous:

  • Board of Governors, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (1999 – 2006)
  • President, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (2006 – 2007)
  • Member, North American Primary Care Research Group
  • Instructor, Colorado Colorectal Screening Task Force (2007 – 2013)
  • Program Chairman, Utah Osteopathic Medical Association Meeting (2010)
  • National Program Chairman, American College of Osteopathic Physicians (1992, 1999, 2010)
  • Instructor, American Cancer Society – Colorectal Cancer Division
  • Instructor, Community Education at Peak Medical
  • Instructor, Pathophysiology at Colorado Mesa University College of Nursing (2006)
  • Instructor, EMT for Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Member, NBOME Task Force on Competency and Maintenance of Certification (2010 – 2016)
  • Rural Residency Director for Presbyterian Saint Luke’s Hospital Department of Family Medicine (1991 – 1995)
  • Assistant County Coroner (1975 – 1986)
  • Moffat County Health Officer (1976 – 2008)
  • Team Physician for Moffat County Schools and Little Snake River Valley Schools (1974 – 2009)
  • Director of Emergency Services for Moffat County (1976 – 1982)
  • Residency Program Inspector, American Osteopathic Association Council on Post-Graduate Education in Sports Medicine (1997)
  • Aviation Medical Examiner, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Board of Directors, Physicians Health Program, Colorado Medicla Society
  • President, Colorado Chapter of American College of General Practitioners in Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (1984 – 1989, 1995 – 1996)
  • President, Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine (1993)
  • Board Member, American Cancer Society of Northwestern Colorado

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • Professional Advisory Council Member, March of Dimes
  • Chairman, Osteopathic Physicians Risk Partnership Committee for Colorado
  • Phase II Clinical Trials, Loratadine by Schering
  • Board Member, Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (2009 – 2011)
  • Member, Colorado Colorectal Screening Task Force (2008 – 2013)
  • Professional Advisory Council 9 Health Board (2001 – present)
  • Board Member, Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (2009 – 2012)
  • Advisor for Collegium Aesculapium, Rocky Vista University (2010 – present)

 

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Honors and Awards


  • National Educator of the Year
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2014 – 2015
  • AT Still Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
    Rocky Vista University
    2012
  • Family Practice Educator of the Year (nominated)
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2011
  • AT Still Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Medicine
    Rocky Vista University
    2009
  • Wyoming Governor’s Award, Medical Director, Wyoming EMS Physician of the Year
    State of Wyoming
    2008 – 2009
  • Family Physician of the Year
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    1997
  • Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Community
  • Moffat County Man of the Year
    1989
  • Trainer of the Year
    Presbyterian St. Luke’s Family Medicine Residency Program
    1994 – 1995

 

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

 

Presentations

  • “Evolution of Osteopathic Education”
    University of Colorado
    2012
  • “Workshop Presenter for Center for Procedural Excellence”
    ACOFP
    2011, 2012, 2013
  • “Tips for Teaching Preceptors”
    Memorial Hospital Colorado Springs, Porter Hospital Denver, Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine, and S.N.O.W. Cap Research Group
    2011
  • “A Hunting We Will Go: A Review of Hunting Related Injury”
    CSOM
    2011
  • “Review of Hunting Injuries”
    Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine
    2011
  • “Review of Hunting Injuries”
    Utah Osteopathic Medical Association
    2011
  • “Bridging the Gap: A look at development of Family Practice in the rural west”
    AOA Health Policy Fellows Class
    2011
  • “A History of Osteopathic Medical Education in America”
    UOMA
    2011
  • “Workshops in Culposcopy and LEETZ Techniques”
    ACOFP National Scientific Seminars
    2010 – 2011
  • “Colorectal Screening Guidelines”
    UOMA Fall Meeting
    2010
  • “The Evolution of Osteopathic Education”
    South Dakota Osteopathic Association Meeting
    2010
  • “Lightning Injury: The Shocking Truth”
    UOMA Fall Meeting
    2010
  • “IUD Insertion in Family Practice Setting”
    ACOFP National Convention
    2010
  • “Update on Colorectal Screening Guidelines”
    Webinar for American Cancer Society Directors Nationwide
    2009
  • “New Technology in Colon Cancer Screening”
    Denver Colorado
    2009
  • “Colorectal Screening Guidelines”
    Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine CME in the City
    2009
  • “Evaluation of Point of Care Learning in Third-Year Medical Students”
    North American Primary Care
    2009
  • “Pivotal Decisions in Osteopathic Medicine”
    Mary M. Burnett Lecture, ACOFP Conclave of Fellows
    2008
  • “The Roll of Primary Care in America”
    Delivered to 21 Schools of Osteopathic Medicine
    2006 – 2007
  • “Weekend Warrior”
    Family Practice Update, Park City
    2003
  • “Weight Loss Management by Primary Care Physicians”
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    2002
  • “Childhood Obesity”
    Colorado Society Osteopathic Medicine
    2001
  • “Burners and Stingers”
    American College of Osteopathic Family Practice
    2001
  • “The Hype in Hypertension”
    Community Hospital, Grand Junction
    2000
  • “Controlling the Epidemic of the New Millenium”
    Utah Osteopathic Association
    2000
  • “Setting New Standards for Weight Loss”
    Wyoming Medical Center Staff
    1999
  • “Update on Weight Loss Drugs”
    CSOM Winter Clinical Seminar
    1999
  • “Controlling the Epidemic of the New Millenium”
    National ACOFP
    1999
  • “Controlling the Epidemic of the New Millenium”
    Women’s Health
    1999
  • “Burners and Stingers”
    CSOM Winter Clinical Seminar
    1998
  • “Relief for Your Weighty Problems”
    Aurora Presbyterian General Hospital
    1998
  • “Relief for Your Weighty Problems”
    Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association
    1998
  • “Relief for Your Weighty Problems”
    Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
    1998
  • “Relief for Your Weighty Problems”
    Austin Osteopathic Medical Association
    1998
  • “Weight Loss”
    Guide to Latest Thoughts and Methods, The Memorial Hospital
    1997
  • “Weight Loss”
    CSOM Winter Clinical Seminar
    1997
  • “Weight Loss Update”
    Community Hospital, Grand Junction
    1997
  • “Weight Loss”
    Washington State Osteopathic Association, Semi-annual Clinical Program
    1997
  • “Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology Workshops”
    CSOM Conferences
    1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • “Hantavirus in Rural Settings”
    Western States Osteopathic Conference
    1995
  • “High Altitude Pulmonary Edema”
    Arizona Osteopathic Medical Society
    1993
  • “Mary Burnett Memorial Lecture: Pivotal Decisions”
    ACOFP Annual Meeting
    2008

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Biographical Information


Dr. Told is Vice President for Academic Affairs of Rocky Vista University, and Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He came to the University with 35 years of experience operating a rural family practice and multispecialty clinic in Craig, Colorado. He is the past President of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) and one of the authors of the first standards for the ACOFP’s Rural Family Medicine Track. He is a past Board Member of the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians and founding member of the Colorado Physicians Health Program.

Dr Told is an Emeritus member of ACOFP’s Procedural Medicine Institute and a Distinguished Fellow in the ACOFP. He was selected National Family Physician of the Year in 1995 by the ACOFP and the Outstanding Medical Director for the State of Wyoming in 2009. Additionally, he received the Joseph W. Stella DO FACOFP dist. National Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award for 2014-15 and the AT Still Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Medicine for 2008-2009 and again for 2011-2012.

In 2018 he was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the ACOFP. He has written and presented many articles on the importance of primary care and, most recently, authored two chapters for the text, Primary Care Procedures 3rd Edition, on tonsillectomy and skin grafting techniques. A nationally recognized expert in the field of procedural medicine, Dr. Told is very active in teaching procedures to students interested in rural and wilderness health care delivery. He espouses practicing and teaching full scope family medicine as a means of improving access to health care in rural and underserved areas. He is actively involved in helping build student and resident training programs that will achieve his vision. He and his wife Mollie have three sons and are grandparents to five grandsons and five granddaughters.

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