Student Spotlight

Kathryn Forneris, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Psychology. (Graduate Studies: Master of Public Health)
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the Southern Utah Chapter of the Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Member of the Medical Student Advocates for Underserved Populations, the American Medical Women's Association, Sigma Sigma Phi, and the Wilderness Medicine Club. Is an Ultrasound Scholar, PCM tutor, and a member of the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I knew I wanted to be an osteopathic physician. Beyond that, I chose RVU-SU based on board scores, match...
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Faculty Spotlight

Jean M. Bouquet, DO, FAWM

Co-Director of Urban Underserved Track
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Hometown: Rockville, MD
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

What class/classes do you teach? I teach Principles of Clinical Medicine – Year I and II, and in the...
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RVU President Clinton E. Adams, DO, FACHE, Delivers the Keynote Address at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement

Clinton E. Adams, DO, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Vista University (RVU), delivered the keynote address at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. The event was held on Wednesday, June 5th at The Apollo Theater in New York, New York.

A board-certified physician in Anesthesiology and Family Medicine, Dr. Adams came to RVU after a distinguished thirty-year career in the United States Navy and numerous leadership roles in osteopathic medical education. While serving in the military, he attained the rank of Rear Admiral and was Command Surgeon for the United States Fleet Forces Command. Upon transitioning from the military, he served as Dean and Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Robert A. Kistner Award, presented to those who have made significant contributions to osteopathic medical education, and the Distinguished Service Award by the American Osteopathic Association.

At the Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Adams shared a personal story from his time as a resident in Family Medicine, and the lessons that it taught him. To treat his patient’s severe depression, Dr. Adams quickly found he had to address her husband’s health issues as well. This was made difficult as her husband was one of his superiors. By being a compassionate health care provider and an attentive listener, Dr. Adams was able to treat both husband and wife at a time when they were struggling to cope with mental health issues and addiction. He encouraged the Class of 2019 to embrace being a wellness partner for their patients as they move on to their residency training.

During his time at RVU, Dr. Adams has led the transformation of Rocky Vista University as it expands to offer additional health sciences programs, including the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Master of Physician Assistant Studies degrees, as well as the opening of a second campus location in Ivins, Utah.