Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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Student Spotlight

Elise Martin, OMS II

Class of 2022

Why did you choose RVUCOM?
Having lived in Texas my entire life, I wanted to go to medical school outside of the state.  RVUCOM-SU is surrounded by so much natural beauty and has amazing weather. I also loved the idea of the systems-based curriculum, and I was very impressed by previous students’ board scores.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
The relaxed atmosphere that comes from the students, faculty, and environment has made the last extremely difficult two years enjoyable.

What are your medical interests?
My interests are OB/GYN, Family Medicine, and Dermatology.

What do you appreciate most about Utah and the local area?
It is the most gorgeous place to live. When I am driving into town or going to the coffee shop in La Verkin, I truly can’t believe how lucky I am. The red mountains still don’t seem real to me!

What do you do in your spare time?
I have made a pretty incredible group of friends here at RVU, and we just like to relax together any chance we can get. Going on hikes around here and skiing in Brian Head are some of my favorite off day activities. I also started doing jigsaw puzzles recently!

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Make sure to do things that make you happy. Go see family if you get a long weekend and are from out of state. Make a playlist of music that makes you smile, and go outside and listen to it. School can get hard, but remember that it will make you appreciate the really good times when they come around. Work hard, play hard!

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