Student Spotlight

Natalie Pratt, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Utah.
  • Clubs and Activities: President of SAMOPS, event coordinator for ACOEP, and member of ACOP and SAACOFP.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM because of its excellent reputation of top board scores in the nation. A nice bonus for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Michael R. Wells, PhD

Assistant Dean for the Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Structural Medicine

  • Hometown: Mt. Dora, Florida
  • Undergraduate Studies: Chemistry at the University of Florida
  • Graduate Studies: Medical Neuroscience at the University of Florida

What classes do you teach? I teach Anatomy and Neuroscience. Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM-SU? I...
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Profile

Tina Underwood, MAEd, CHSE

Director
Department of Clinical Assessment and Simulation

tunderwood@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2815
RVUCOM-CO Campus • PC-113


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Publications and Presentations | Biographical Information


 

Education


  • Master of Arts-Education (MAEd)
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Boulder, CO
    2003
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Ethnic Studies
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Boulder, CO
    1998

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Professional Experience


  • 2016 – Present: Director of Clinical Assessment and Simulation
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2015 – 2016: Associate Director of Clinical Assessment and Simulation
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2012 – 2015: Assistant Director of Clinical Assessment and Simulation
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2009 – 2012: Colorado Registered Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
    EquiReal Appraisal Services
  • 2008 – 2010: Administrative Assistant, Human Performance and Evaluation
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2005 – 2008: Office Manager
    Best Upon Request, Sky Ridge Medical Center
  • 2004, 2005: ACT Essay Grader
    Pierson Education Group
  • 2003 – 2004: World Geography Teacher
    Mountain Ridge Middle School

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) (2016)
  • CITI Training; Human Subjects Research (2016)
  • Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education course (2013)
    University of Michigan Medical School through Cousera
  • Certificate in Improving Simulation Instructional Methods (2013)
    University of Miami Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education
  • Medical Makeup Special Effects (2013)
    Strategic Operations
  • Immersion Medicine for SP Educators- Part II, Core Curriculum (2013)
    Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Conference
  • Medical Terminology (2013)
    Des Moines University through Coursera
  • Experiential TEAMSTEPPS Instructor Training (2012)
    Arcadia Summit Conference
  • Immersion Medicine for SP Educators- Part I, Core Curriculum (2012)
    Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Conference

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE)
  • Society of Simulation in Healthcare

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

  • Underwood T, Heck A (2016). A Prematriculation Course the Focuses on a Metacognitive Approach to LearningMedical Science Educator, October.
  • Bowden R, Bentley C, Pitcher J, Kanze K, Told T, Underwood T (2012). Assessment of Second Year Medical Student Knowledge of Basis Obstetrical Skills Coupled with Bilingual Communication in a Simulated Remote Field Setting. Journal of the Society for Simulation in Health Care, December.

 

Presentations

  • “A Prematriculation Standardized Patient Experience to Promote Critical Self-Reflection” (poster presentation)
    International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Conference
    2016
  • “Standardized patients’ perception of osteopathic manipulative medicine” (poster presentation)
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Conference
    2014
  • “Babes In The Woods: A study of 2nd year medical students’ ability to respond and react to a simulated obstetrical emergency in a remote setting” (poster presentation)
    International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)
    2014
  • “Pilot Program in Obstetrics and Team Training for Rural/Wilderness Track Medical Students” (poster presentation)
    American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
    2013
  • “Assessment of Second Year Medical Student Knowledge of Basis Obstetrical Skills Coupled with Bilingual Communication in a Simulated Remote Field Setting” (poster presentation)
    International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)
    2013

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Biographical Information


Tina Underwood is the Director of Clinical Assessment and Simulation. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Master’s in Education and a Bachelor’s in Ethnic Studies.  She taught social studies in public schools for several years before returning to an interest in health care. Working at Rocky Vista University is a great combination for expanding her understanding of health care as well as being part of educating emerging physicians. She is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Association of Standardized Patient Educators and continues to expand her professional development in the use of simulation technology and the use of simulated patients as educational tools in the health care arena.

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