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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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 of 2020
  • Ignacio, Belize, March 7 – 15
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic, March 7 – 15
  • Ecuador, March 7 – 15

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

 

Hands for Health

Hands for Health, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing health care access and medical supplies to people living in the developing world. In addition to providing funding for global health-related medications and supplies, Hands for Health currently provides global health outreach opportunities for members and friends of the medical profession. The organization knows that in order to provide quality health care, we need dedicated health care providers working side by side. Soon, Hands for Health will be able to provide scholarships to select osteopathic medical students wanting to complete a global health outreach opportunity. Click here for more information on Hands for Health.