Student Spotlight

Jacob Egget, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Integrative Physiology from University of Colorado - Boulder.
  • Clubs and Activities: Honor Code President for the Student Government Association, National Liaison Officer for SOSA, and future OPP Fellow.

What are your medical interests? I think surgery is amazing, especially orthopedics. The fact that we can “cut to cure” blows my mind. I...
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Faculty Spotlight

Joel Roberts, MD

Instructor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver.

What do you do in your spare time? I play racquetball, make pizzas, and watch football. What advice do...
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Global Medicine Open House Celebrates RVU’s Role in Global Health

Rocky Vista University (RVU) hosted a Global Medicine Open House at the Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library on Monday, November 12th. The open house celebrated RVU’s Global Medicine Program and its successful training of student doctors in providing quality healthcare for rural and underserved communities worldwide.

l-r: Jen Daniels, OMS II, and Kelsey Boghean, OMS II.

Guest speaker Dr. Camille Z. Bentley, DO, MPH, FACOFP, Chair of Tracks and Special Programs, gave a presentation on the accomplishments of the Global Medicine Program and the future of healthcare abroad, then shared her personal experiences in global medicine. Merging her academia and clinical skills, Dr. Bentley has developed and expanded RVU’s global health curriculum to include numerous international clinical opportunities for students, such as outreach trips to Kenya, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and other countries, with a focus on rural and underserved areas. In addition, Jen Daniels, OMS II, and Kelsey Boghean, OMS II, shared their experiences in the program and presented their respective research titled, “Reflections on Global Health” and “Physicians at the Global Health Table.”

During the event, several displays showcased past medical missions and community outreach programs, which provide student doctors with exposure to osteopathic medicine in an international setting, to improve and develop cultural sensitivity and communications skills, and to expand student knowledge of chronic and unusual diseases. Cultural artifacts from each trip were also on display and offered a tangible connection to the people and values of those communities.

Guests at the Global Medicine Open House had the opportunity to explore the National Library of Medicine’s traveling banner exhibition “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health.” The exhibition showcased the collaborative work of physicians, scientists, communities, and international organizations across a wide range of issues, including the global AIDS pandemic and the impact of war on healthcare services, in an effort to prevent disease and to improve quality of life for all.

To view photos from the event, visit RVU’s Facebook page at https://bit.ly/2Q2rGqa.