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

Valerie Jones

Library Coordinator
Department of Library Services

vjones@rvu.edu
RVUCOM-SU Campus • Library

Valerie is a Utah native, born and raised in Enterprise. She lived all over the state before returning to Enterprise to raise her family and, most recently, settled in Ivins. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art in Photography/Digital Imagery (with a minor in Digital Design) from Dixie State University (DSU).

Before coming to RVU, Valerie worked as the PM Circulation Supervisor at the DSU library. In addition, she completed an internship in Special Collections at DSU where she photographed and digitized historical plat maps of Southern Utah. She also worked in IT for a medical transcription company and taught Web Development and Cyber Corps at Enterprise High School. Now at RVU, she is excited to advance the University’s mission and vision and to watch students “as they gain understanding and grow.”