Student Spotlight

Bobby Nieland

Class of 2018

  • Hometown: Greensboro, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology and Chemistry; Graduate Studies in Public Health
  • Clubs and Activities: ACOFP, Global Medicine Track Program, Colorado Medical Society, Integrative Medicine Club, Medical Ethics Club, RVU Medical Spanish classes, Anatomy and OPP Tutor, Anatomy Lab Assistant

Why did you choose RVU? I chose RVUCOM because I wanted to be in a place where I could truly see myself being happy during...
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Faculty Spotlight

Heather Ferrill, DO, MS

Chair and Associate Professor of OPP

  • Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Advertising (Michigan State University, 1989)
  • Graduate Studies: DO degree from MSUCOM (2000); FP/NMM residency at University of New England COM (2004); MS in Medical Education and Leadership at UNECOM (2010)

What class do you teach? OPP Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? RVUCOM is an amazing collaborative community...
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Global Medical Outreach Program

DSCN0580Our community outreach program is designed to further enable the success of our students who plan to practice in rural and underserved areas.

The specific goals of our medical missions and community outreach programs are:

  • Provide quality healthcare to those living in rural and impoverished communities, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Assist with efforts to provide medical relief to victims of disaster
  • Provide students in the medical profession an opportunity to hone their history and physical exam skills while under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals.
  • To encourage licensed healthcare providers to experience medicine in its purist form
  • Give exposure to common chronic and unusual diseases of emerging importance in global public health
  • Facilitate a global perspective of health, disease and healthcare delivery systems
  • Increase exposure of osteopathic medicine beyond the United States
  • Improve cultural sensitivity and communication skills which are regionally, nationally and international specific
  • Provide opportunities for all individuals to participate in humanitarian outreach

Upcoming Global Medicine Trips

  • Kenya, January 5-29, 2017 (Medical Outreach)
  • Ecuador, February 17-26, 2017 (Medical Outreach)
  • Guatemala, March 4-12, 2017 (Medical Outreach)

Contact Dr. Camille Bentley at cbentley@rvu.edu for further information.

 

Global Clinical Rotation Information and Forms