Student Spotlight

Zoya Sandhu, OMS I

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of Medical Students Advocating for Underprivileged Populations (MSAUP) and Women in Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVU because of the amazing board scores. I feel like I will be completely prepared for whichever...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Reidsville, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Salem College. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Medical College of Virginia.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology/Physiology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

What classes do you teach? I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I. Why did you choose to...
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Student Spotlight

Kristin Lipe, MS, OMS II

Class of 2021

Why did you choose RVUCOM?
I worked at an office that has RVU students rotating through, so when I was looking to get my masters and saw that RVU was opening a masters program I thought it would be a great opportunity,

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
I would say all of the unique and diverse people that it has brought into my life.

What are your medical interests?
General Surgery, Neurology, Endocrinology

What are your plans after RVUCOM?
Hopefully entering a general surgery residency at one of my top two choices

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Grades are important, but establishing and maintaining relationships with your peers is also important. Work hard for yourself, not for the gratification of telling other people about your success.

What are some fun facts about you?
I’ve trekked to Everest Base Camp! Also, I am one of two people in my family with red hair and I had a New Zealand accent growing up as a child.

What is your favorite class currently and why?
My favorite class [during] first year was Neuro. It might have been the most time and study intensive, but I found it way easier to study all the small details because they were easily seen in day-to-day life. For example, learning about the memory pathway as I was committing it to memory made it all the more interesting to me.

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