Student Spotlight

Jacob Egget, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Integrative Physiology from University of Colorado - Boulder.
  • Clubs and Activities: Honor Code President for the Student Government Association, National Liaison Officer for SOSA, and future OPP Fellow.

What are your medical interests? I think surgery is amazing, especially orthopedics. The fact that we can “cut to cure” blows my mind. I...
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Faculty Spotlight

Joel Roberts, MD

Instructor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver.

What do you do in your spare time? I play racquetball, make pizzas, and watch football. What advice do...
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Academic Support Services

The Office of Academic & Career Counseling provides educational support designed to enhance student learning at RVU.  Services are offered through individual consultation tailored to meet the individualized academic needs of the student and integrated with the course curricula.  Regularly scheduled small and large group sessions provide proven strategies to prepare and enhance academic performance. Services include study skills assessment along with intervention strategies, tutoring, ADA accommodations and preparation for licensure exams.

Career planning begins at admissions and continues through medical school.  Our counselors work collaboratively with students to answer questions and concerns regarding the career decision-making process. Individualized career counseling sessions help students select specialties, create personal statements and CVs, as well as prepare for audition externships, interviews, and residency. Students are directed to useful resources to achieve professional goals and develop meaningful careers.

R. David Roos, EdD, MBA
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
(435) 222-1252

Quin Monson, MBA
Academic & Career Advisor
(435) 222-1269

Bryan L. Walker, MS
Academic & Career Advisor
(435) 222-1236

Maye Aquino-Turkington
Administrative Assistant to Student Affairs
(435) 222-1270

One-on-One Consultation

  • Confidential individual consultation regarding learning styles, study skills, time management, and academic performance
  • Diagnostic evaluation of study practices and their effectiveness
  • Structured intervention to increase learning productivity and efficiency
  • Individual preparation for courses, clerkships, and licensure examinations
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus professionals
  • Information about resources to enhance learning
  • Assistance with learning disabilities

Assessment/Individualized Educational Guidance and Planning

  • Study skills strategies
  • Test-taking strategies and test analysis
  • Time management strategies
  • Reading
  • Resources
  • Additional support services

Board Review Preparation

  • Developing individualized study plans
  • Resources via materials, videos, question banks, practice tests
  • Study prep sessions by faculty and outside experts
  • Individualized licensure exam prep support

Bryan L. Walker, MS

Career & Academic Support Advisor

Quin Monson, MBA

Career & Academic Support Advisor

Passion is your life juice and, without it, expect a very bland existence- Myrza Sison

The Careers in Medicine (CIM) program is a valuable tool in assisting students in residency exploration. During the first year, students complete the CIM assessments; the results of these assessments provides a platform to grow from. Even though students shouldn’t feel pressured to know what specialty they are interested in at this point of their medical school journey, this data provides a base to work from and to discuss the nuances about each specialty during their advisement appointment. CIM also provides information about all specialties such as competitiveness, length of training, ideal board scores, salary, etc.

Workshops are provided throughout the year to teach students how to utilize the CIM website and its resources. Students that attend the workshops are invited to the exclusive Speaker Series Events in which they are exposed to multiple specialties at one time. This will ultimately provide students with a holistic perspective and early exposure to assist in deciding which specialties they are truly interested in. Furthermore, the speaker series are intended to provide networking opportunities as well. We hope that the wisdom and life experiences of our guest speakers will guide our students to a specialty that will “fit” them best. By devoting time by exploring the CIM websiteattending the CIM workshops and speaker series, students will be better prepared not only for their advising appointments, but be better informed about residency.

  • Available at no cost to students
  • Individual and group sessions available
  • Tutoring supports courses and labs
  • To schedule a session with a tutor, please visit the student iNet

In accordance with the Student Handbook (page 16), to ensure complete documentation to support your need for accommodations, RVU will need “documentation of recent medical, psychological, psychometric, or educational assessment, including the date administered and evaluated by a qualified professional and the credentials of the professional performing the evaluation and testing. Documentation presented must be not older than 24 months prior to the date of the request for accommodations.”

  • The clinician providing the documentation must be qualified to make the diagnosis in the area of specialization and may not have a personal relationship with the student.
  • Documentation and evaluation conducted by a qualified professional must include:
  1. A specific medical diagnosis or the physical, mental or learning disorder
  2. A description of how the diagnosis was confirmed based on established diagnostic criteria. Diagnostic testing and methods must be those currently utilized in professional practices within the relevant field
  3. A description of how the diagnosis impacts a major life activity including education and the expected duration of the limitation
  4. The medical and educational history of the disability.
  5. Specific, realistic recommendation(s) for accommodations with a rational for the recommendations.

Request for ADA Accommodations Application (Word)