Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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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.