Student Spotlight

Valerie Martin, OMS I

Class of 2021

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

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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