Student Spotlight

Zach Wagner, OMS III

Class of 2019

  • Hometown: Napa, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Physiology / Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University
  • Clubs and Activities: SGA, Vice President of Student Welfare (Class of 2019)

Why did you choose RVU? I was excited about RVU’s innovative curriculum and quiet rooms for the babies to watch lectures too. What do you like...
Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Brian Schwartz, PhD, MLIS

Director of Library Sciences; Associate Professor of Medical Humanities

  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: English and Philosophy
  • Graduate Studies: Masters in Library and Information Science; Doctorate in Information Management

What class do you teach? Evidence-based medicine and a few guest shots in Primary Care Medicine Why did you...
Read More

Student Spotlight

Bobby Nieland, OMS IV

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.

Click here to read previous student spotlights.