Student Spotlight

Chauncey R. Syposs IV, OMS III

Class of 2019

  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Undergraduate Studies: Undergrad: Biology and Philosophy (Canisius College); Graduate: Human Anatomy and Cellular Biology (University of Buffalo School of Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Multicultural Club, acting Treasurer and Secretary, Students for Choice

Why did you choose RVU? RVU had a great reputation for its board scores and the structure of its curriculum. Being less than an hour...
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Faculty Spotlight

Rachel M.A. Linger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

  • Hometown: Dunkirk, MD
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelors of Science in Biology with high honors in Zoology (University of Maryland)
  • Graduate Studies: Doctoral degree in Pharmacology (University of Colorado); Post-Doctoral Fellowship investigating novel biologic targets for new therapies in lung cancer and leukemia

What class do you teach? Pharmacology in both the COM and MSBS programs; pharmacology is taught as separate courses...
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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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