Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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Student Spotlight

Matt McMaster, OMS II

Class of 2021

What are your medical interests?
Internal medicine. Maybe hematology-oncology, but I haven’t decided just yet.

What do you appreciate most about Colorado and the local area?
The skiing and hiking can’t be beat.

What is a fun fact about you?
I lived in Holland for three years.

What are your plans after RVUCOM?
Matching into a residency program!

Why did you opt for osteopathic medicine?
I wanted a broad introduction to medicine to prepare me for the rest of my career.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in medicine?
I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else.

What advice do you have for prospective students?
Pick a school that you can see yourself being happy at. Everything else will fall into place.

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