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

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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