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

Natalie Pratt, OMS II

Class of 2021

Why did you choose RVUCOM?
I chose RVUCOM because of its excellent reputation of top board scores in the nation. A nice bonus for me is that it is also located in a beautiful area close to home. It was definitely an easy choice for me to make.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
I love how I feel like I belong at RVUCOM. We are all a family and want the best for each other.

How is medical school different from what you anticipated?
I have always been told that medical school is hard, but I didn’t really know what that meant until I was in it. Medical school is very different from undergrad education when it comes to the time commitment, the information retention requirements, and the exams. It is a new level of responsibility, but I have become a stronger person because of it all.

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Organization is very important. Professors provide lots of PowerPoints, documents, and resources that can be hard to keep track of. I recommend Microsoft OneNote as a way to consolidate all information for quick access.

What are your plans after RVUCOM?
I will be working for the Air Force as a physician after I graduate. I am planning on becoming a pediatrician because I love to work with children.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to exercise at the gym, hike, snowboard, cook, and have an occasional Netflix binge.

Fun fact about you:
I participated as a contestant for the Miss Utah USA pageant last year.

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