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

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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