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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Student Resources

The Student Life program in Southern Utah offers a wide range of opportunities, activities and support to supplement and enhance your RVU Medical Education Experience.

Academic Support Services

Student Affairs has services in place to support your physical, spiritual and emotional well-being, as well as programs to help you academically and socially …

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Student Organizations

RVU offers a wide range of activities including a variety of student organizations where you can pursue your interests in community service, career, development, mentoring …

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Community Service

There are a wide variety of service opportunities in Southern Utah, including participating in local health fairs, athletic competitions (St. George Marathon, IRONMAN, Huntsman World Senior Games), blood drives and …

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Student Life at RVU

The Office of Student Life at RVU designs, develops, and implements various program activities to enhance the quality of campus life by building and strengthening the RVU student doctor community.

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Mental and Physical Health Resources

The mental and physical well-being of our students is a top priority, not only because of the rigors of medical school, but also to set a standard for good health in the future. In order to treat patients most effectively, a physician must be able to take care of himself or herself first.

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diversity

Diversity at RVU

Diversity is one of RVU’s Core Values and students continually strive to become more socially conscious physicians in a world made up of diverse populations. “In today’s society—which is more divided than ever before—it is crucial to…showcase our diversity. When we understand each other’s differences and perspectives, we can move towards tolerance and inclusion.” – Gurpreet Kaur, OMS III  

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