Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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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.