Student Spotlight

Valerie Martin, OMS I

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Plymouth, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology with a minor in Chemistry (University of Utah)
  • Clubs and Activities:

Why did you choose RVU? I was raised on a farm in a small town where we had limited access to healthcare. RVUCOM places great emphasis...
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Faculty Spotlight

Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Director of Faculty Development

  • Hometown: Craig, CO
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Montana); Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency (Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital)

What class do you teach? Pharmacology in both the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Master of Science in...
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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.

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