Student Spotlight

Nicholas Hora, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Cedarburg, WI
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the Sports Medicine Club, and an OPP tutor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The faculty were very welcoming on interview day. In addition, all the students I met described an atmosphere that...
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Faculty Spotlight

Jean M. Bouquet, DO, FAWM

Co-Director of Urban Underserved Track
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Hometown: Rockville, MD
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

What class/classes do you teach? I teach Principles of Clinical Medicine – Year I and II, and in the...
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Student Spotlight

Kathryn Forneris, OMS II

Class of 2022

Why did you choose RVUCOM?
I knew I wanted to be an osteopathic physician. Beyond that, I chose RVU-SU based on board scores, match rates, location (which is PERFECT for outdoor enthusiasts), the sense of community, and the curriculum format – I wanted a systems-based curriculum and I loved the added benefit of ultrasound training.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
The sense of community. Medical school can be rough, but it’s a lot easier when surrounded by amazing people. I can’t speak highly enough of my peers, the faculty and staff at RVU.

What are your medical interests?
My medical interests are osteopathic family medicine, potentially with a focus on women’s health or Obstetrics/Gynecology.

What do you appreciate most about Utah and the local area?
It’s stunningly beautiful here year-round, and the weather is amazing. We’re pretty much in the epicenter of outdoor recreation, with some of the nation’s best hiking, canyoneering, climbing, and skiing within driving distance.

What advice do you have for prospective students?
Applying for medical school was one of the most stressful times of my life. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It will all be worth it!

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