Student Spotlight

Tesia Kolodziejczyk, OMS III

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Pre-Medicine
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the Dermatology/Pathology AOC and the RVU Internal Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Close to home! Being close to my support system was very important to me. What do you like most...
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Faculty Spotlight

Ben Wilde, DO, FAAFP

Vice Chair of the Department of Primary Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Hometown: Worland, Wyoming
  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Wyoming
  • Graduate Studies: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine; Family Residency with Southern Illinois University in Quincy, Illinois.

What class do you teach? Principles in Clinical Medicine, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, GI II, Repro II, and Medical...
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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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