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...
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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...
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Student Spotlight

Chauncey R. Syposs IV, OMS III

Class of 2019

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 from the best hiking, backpacking, biking, and skiing in the country didn’t hinder my decision either.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
My class is much closer knit than other schools I have attended. It’s very easy to find people with similar interests and just as easy to meet people who are different.

What are your medical interests?
Pathology, psychiatry, medical ethics, and internal medicine

Why did you opt for osteopathic medicine?
I was really drawn in by the Bio-Psycho-Social aspects of patient care. RVU does a good job at getting you to think about patients as people rather than disjointed organ systems.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Volunteer at clinical events. It’s a hard decision to give up some free time but you will be thankful that you did.

What do you do in your spare time?
Collecting records, cycling, reading, cooking, and playing board games

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