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

Katie Rose-Borcherding, OMS II

Class of 2018

Why did you choose RVU?
After my interview day at RVU, I knew that if I was accepted I would choose RVU over any other school. Everyone was so kind and had such a positive energy. The building itself was bright with colors and beautiful pictures of Colorado were everywhere. The curriculum seemed very challenging, but I knew it was a place I could thrive because of the supportive environment I found.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
The people. RVU is a place where the security guards will send out the most encouraging email before a test. The professors are currently involved in promoting wellness programs for the students. My classmates will share all resources and help me figure out a concept whenever I need it. The community is unlike any other and I am so glad I chose RVU!

What are your medical interests?
I am very interested in Pediatrics. I love the energy kids bring and, in pediatrics, “fairy dust” can be what fills up IVs! I would love to integrate osteopathic manipulation into my pediatric practice one day. From birth trauma to high school sports injuries, there is a need for osteopathic pediatricians to use OMM to help set up these little ones for a lifetime of good health. I would love to also have a relationship with a hospital/physicians group in a third-world country to be able to provide aid and the training they need to provide health care in their community.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
RELAX! It will be okay. Take Friday nights off. Take the night after a test off. Go skiing. A rested mind studies so much better and more efficiently than an exhausted one, I promise.

Fun facts about you?
I have been to 17 countries. Also, I have been on a gluten-free diet for 10 years and love to bake gluten-free goodies!

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