Student Spotlight

Karen Norling, OMS-II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University.
  • Clubs and Activities: Social Chair and Historian for the Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS) RVUCOM-CO chapter. Member of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) student organization.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM for the curriculum design, welcoming atmosphere, and opportunities to get involved early in military medicine with...
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Faculty Spotlight

Michael R. Wells, PhD

Assistant Dean for the Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Structural Medicine

  • Hometown: Mt. Dora, Florida
  • Undergraduate Studies: Chemistry at the University of Florida
  • Graduate Studies: Medical Neuroscience at the University of Florida

What classes do you teach? I teach Anatomy and Neuroscience. Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM-SU? I...
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Student Spotlight

Marcus Oliver, OMS II

Class of 2021

What are your medical interests?
Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine are my top picks right now.

What are your plans after RVUCOM?
Help people; hopefully in a good residency.

What do you do in your spare time?
Longboard, Xbox, and hike. Also, I just got a 1980 XT250 which has been a fun project for the summer.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Balance your life, love those who are on this journey with you, and never see setbacks as a failure.

Why did you opt for osteopathic medicine?
People are more than symptoms and problems. The Osteopathic Tenet of the body being self-regulating and self-healing really connected with me. Sometimes people just need a little nudge to see they have the power to live healthier, happier lives.

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