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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Colorado Location

RVU’s Colorado campus is housed in a 145,000 square foot, technologically advanced building in Parker, Colorado in Douglas County, just 20 miles southeast of Denver. Located amid rolling hills and sweeping views, the campus includes a Clinical Assessment and Simulation Center, a state-of-the-art gross anatomy lab, a clinical skills lab (in which students learn osteopathic manipulation, as well as ultrasound techniques), two  auditoriums, several seminar rooms, and a large library with study rooms. This campus also houses the Institute of Medical and Surgical Simulation, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (the only osteopathic medical school to hold such a designation!).

With a population of over 41,000 in the city of Parker and approximately 70,000 in the surrounding areas, Parker boasts an extensive biking/jogging trail system, recreational facilities, dining and entertainment, and a wide variety of arts and community events held throughout the year. Douglas County has excellent schools and offers open enrollment, charter schools and other special programs.

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