Student Spotlight

Kelli Tichy, OMS I

Class of 2021, RVUCOM-SU

  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: Undergraduate: Biomedical Sciences Colorado State University; Graduate: Biomedical Sciences (University of Toledo)
  • Clubs and Activities: Women in Medicine Club and DOCARE International

Why did you choose RVU? In addition to the incredible reputation, RVU has a strong sense of community and student voice, which I think is...
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Faculty Spotlight

Kenneth A. Ramey, DO, FACOFP

NMM +1 Residency Program Director; Osteopathic-Focused Track Program Director; OMM Clerkship Program Director; Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices

  • Hometown: Lombard, IL
  • Undergraduate Studies: Cedarville College
  • Graduate Studies: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; additional training: Undergraduate OMM Teaching Fellowship, Family Medicine Residency, and Sports Medicine Fellowship

What class do you teach? Osteopathic Principles and Practice Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? We have...
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Student Spotlight

Kelli Tichy, OMS I

Class of 2021, RVUCOM-SU

Why did you choose RVU?
In addition to the incredible reputation, RVU has a strong sense of community and student voice, which I think is important to help shape the future of medicine.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
The faculty are deeply involved and believe in the mission of the school on a personal level and that is shown by how they interact with us students.

What are your medical interests?
I am extremely passionate about reducing global mortality rates (particularly of diseases we already know how to prevent and treat), HIV, and TB.

What do you appreciate most about Southern Utah and the local area?
Utah is a giant playground…the ability to get outside and experience the gorgeous views (including Zion) is so important to relieve stress.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Failure is a good thing. Also, keep your chin up! The most important key to success is resilience, so don’t forget that if you are struggling, you are learning.

What are your plans for after RVUCOM?
Volunteering overseas for an extended amount of time. I plan on fellowing in Infectious Diseases after working for a few years.

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to ride and train horses (particularly working cowhorses), read, and paint.

What is your favorite class and why?
I loved immun/heme/lymph (IHL) because I think immunology is an important effector for all pathologies. It is fun to learn something so expansively applicable.

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