Student Spotlight

Nicholas Hora, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Cedarburg, WI
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the Sports Medicine Club, and an OPP tutor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The faculty were very welcoming on interview day. In addition, all the students I met described an atmosphere that...
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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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RVUCOM-SU Announces Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mark Briesacher

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Utah (RVUCOM-SU) is pleased to announce that Mark Briesacher, MD, will be providing the keynote address at the University’s 2019 White Coat Ceremony.

During his time as Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Briesacher has advanced the organization’s long-standing efforts to be a leader in care that is centered on patient safety, quality, extraordinary experiences, great access and affordability. He is currently a member of the SelectHealth Board of Trustees, the Intermountain Medical Group Board, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Board, and the Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area.

In earlier roles, Dr. Briesacher led the implementation of KidsCare, served as a Region Medical Director, and then as Senior Administrative Medical Director for the Intermountain Medical Group. He also led innovative initiatives as iCentra, the organization’s clinical and business information system, and Model Healthcare System, which is the digitally-powered, transformational patient experience that Intermountain Healthcare is building.

“As a primary care pediatrician, Dr. Briesacher has made tremendous contributions to the health and well-being of countless patients and their families,” said David Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, Vice President and Dean of the Southern Utah campus. “He has a great understanding of what needs to be done and always does the right thing.”

The White Coat Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 8:30 am at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins, Utah. There will be 133 students matriculating into the medical school this year; the students hail from 19 states, with 43% of the Class coming from Utah.