Student Spotlight

Drew Glerum, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Eagan, Minnesota
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Bible from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul.
  • Clubs and Activities: Officer of Communication in the Student Government Association, Vice President of the RVU Chapter of the Colorado Medical Society, and Secretary of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? First of all, in my evaluation of potential schools, I was committed to attending an osteopathic program simply because...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Reidsville, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Salem College. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Medical College of Virginia.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology/Physiology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

What classes do you teach? I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I. Why did you choose to...
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Student Spotlight

Mikenzie Sturdevant, OMS I

Class of 2022

Why did you choose RVUCOM?
I chose RVUCOM because of their competitive statistics for the boards and the opportunity to be involved in the Rural and Wilderness Track.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
The first time I walked into RVUCOM-SU for my interview, I experienced the feeling of inclusiveness from both the faculty and students. The support system that exists here at RVUCOM is unique in that everyone is approachable and invested in your success. By removing the intimidation factor (that I found interviewing at other institutions), RVUCOM has created a learning environment that brings out the best potential in all of their students.

What are your medical interests?
Although I am unsure what specialty I will go into, I enjoy learning about wilderness medicine through ACOEP. My goal is to partake in the Rural and Wilderness Track.

What do you appreciate most about Southern Utah and the local area?
The scenery surrounding RVUCOM-SU is truly breathtaking. The accessibility of trails and state parks to the school make for adventurous study breaks.

What are your plans after RVUCOM?
After graduating and completing residency, I want to go back to Wyoming to practice medicine in a rural community with my husband, Dallas, who is also studying to be a DO.

What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending my spare time outside as much as possible. I love hiking, playing soccer and kayaking with my friends and small dog, Stella.

What is a fun fact about you?
I am a professional livestock judge for cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. In the summer, I am contracted by different counties in Wyoming or Colorado to judge their shows.

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