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

Nicholas Hora, OMS II

Class of 2022

Why did you choose RVUCOM?
The faculty were very welcoming on interview day. In addition, all the students I met described an atmosphere that was conducive to learning and doing it together, rather than being competitive.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
Our faculty is so diverse in their areas of expertise as well as teaching style, and this allows for learning to take place in different ways. They are always available for questions as well and it is never intimidating.

What are your plans after RVUCOM?
After RVUCOM I would like to return to the Midwest for residency. There is a shortage of primary care physicians and I would like to give back to the community where I spent most of my life. Eventually, I would like to be a sports medicine director at a university.

What do you do in your spare time?
My favorite free time activities are swimming, biking, and finding a new place to go to dinner!

What advice do you have for first-year students?
The hardest part about medical is the amount of material. We have all learned challenging material at some point in our lives. I am thankful for my time management skills, and so my advice is to make a plan and try to stick with it. Try a few different schedules out and see what works for you, and make sure it includes things you love! Once you have a method, you can make it through anything they throw at you!

Fun facts about you.
I was born in Switzerland!

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