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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Rocky Vista University to Host Global Medicine Open House

RVU’s Global Medicine Track, in conjunction with Library Services, will host the Global Medicine Open House on Monday, November 12th. The event will highlight how the Global Medicine Program trains student doctors in hands-on settings to provide quality healthcare for rural and under-served communities worldwide. Camille Bentley, DO, MPH, FACOFP, Director of the Global Medicine Track and Global Rotations, will share her experiences with Global Medicine and the future of healthcare abroad. The event is open to the public and lite appetizers will be served. To RSVP please visit https://bit.ly/2MvxFTz.

Additionally, the “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health” traveling exhibit will showcase the collaborative efforts of physicians, scientists, communities and international organizations as they work to find solutions to prevent disease and improve quality of life for all. The exhibit will be available starting October 15th to November 24th in the Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library.