Student Spotlight

Kristin Lipe, MS, OMS-II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Montana - Human Biological Sciences; Graduate studies: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (RVU)
  • Clubs and Activities: SGA Secretary, SOSA Treasurer, MSBS Peer Mentor, MSBS Tutor, and Tutor for 1st-year students; Clubs: Surgery, Ortho, NSIG, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Global Medicine;

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I worked at an office that has RVU students rotating through, so when I was looking to get my...
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Faculty Spotlight

Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Director of Faculty Development

  • Hometown: Craig, CO
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Montana); Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency (Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital)

What class do you teach? Pharmacology in both the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Master of Science in...
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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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