Student Spotlight

Shreyash Pradhan, OMS III

Class of 2020 (Fellow)

  • Hometown: Aurora, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: Integrative Physiology (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Clubs and Activities: Anatomy Fellow, Orthopedics, Surgery, Rotary, Sports Med, Global Track, and RVU Ambassador

Why did you choose RVU? RVUCOM’s dedication to providing care to the underserved population and the Rocky Mountain region specifically. Colorado has been home for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Sarah Curtis Lopez, DO

Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Principles and Practice; Course Director, OPP I & II; OPP Pre-doctoral Fellowship Director

  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Spanish: Hispanic Studies
  • Graduate Studies: University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth, TX); Neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM) residency at St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx, NY)

What class do you teach? OPP I-IV, NMM/OMM residents Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? What drew...
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Student Spotlight

Bobby Nieland

Class of 2018

Why did you choose RVU?
I chose RVUCOM because I wanted to be in a place where I could truly see myself being happy during the trials and challenges of medical school. After interviewing at RVU, I knew this was where I wanted to be and I canceled my remaining interviews at other schools.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
I like that RVU is a stand-alone school instead of being part of a larger university. The faculty truly seem to care about and commit their full time and energy to our medical education instead of other obligations they might have if they were part of a larger system.

What are your medical interests?
Some mixture of primary care, family medicine, OB/GYN, and global medicine.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
I think your ability to heal yourself and your resulting state of well-being monumentally affects your capacity to help others heal. Learn to do this before coming to medical school, even if that means taking extra time off.

 

What do you do in your spare time?
Blues and swing dancing, hiking, swimming, gymnastics, and camping.

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