Student Spotlight

Shreyash Pradhan, OMS III

Class of 2020 (Fellow)

  • Hometown: Aurora, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: Integrative Physiology (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Clubs and Activities: Anatomy Fellow, Orthopedics, Surgery, Rotary, Sports Med, Global Track, and RVU Ambassador

Why did you choose RVU? RVUCOM’s dedication to providing care to the underserved population and the Rocky Mountain region specifically. Colorado has been home for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Sarah Curtis Lopez, DO

Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Principles and Practice; Course Director, OPP I & II; OPP Pre-doctoral Fellowship Director

  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Spanish: Hispanic Studies
  • Graduate Studies: University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth, TX); Neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM) residency at St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx, NY)

What class do you teach? OPP I-IV, NMM/OMM residents Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? What drew...
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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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