Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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Student Spotlight

Jared Keele, OMS II

Class of 2021

Why did you choose RVUCOM?
A big reason was to stay in Colorado. I have also had friends matriculate through RVU before me who told me how great it was!

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
The closeness of the community, not only with students and professors, but with administration and everyone in between. Everyone knows everyone. There is a mutual respect and it shows in every interaction!

What are your medical interests?
A majority of my medical interest lies in in-patient medicine, whether it’s in an Emergency Room or in the ICU. I am not sure yet, but I am excited to find out!

What do you do in your spare time?
I spend a lot of my time outside with my wife. Camping, hiking, fishing, and skiing take up a lot of time for me!

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Trust the process. Take it one day at a time and know that in the end you are going to be prepared to be an incredible physician. This allows you to enjoy medical school more and be less stressed throughout the year!

What is a fun fact about you?
I commercial fish with my family in the summers back in Alaska.

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