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

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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