Student Spotlight

Elise Martin, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Tyler, TX
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Texas - Austin. Additional degrees: Masters of Science degree in Medical Science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the American Medical Women's Association and the OB/GYN Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Having lived in Texas my entire life, I wanted to go to medical school outside of the state.  RVUCOM-SU...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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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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