Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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Student Spotlight

Tesia Kolodziejczyk, OMS III

Class of 2021

Why did you choose RVUCOM?
Close to home! Being close to my support system was very important to me.

What do you like most about RVUCOM?
I really like the way the curriculum is set up – I enjoy that we learn normal physiology first year and pathology second year. Repetition is key!

What are your medical interests?
My medical interests are Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and maybe Oncology.

What do you appreciate most about Colorado and the local area?
I love how accessible the mountains are here in Colorado. We get the best of both worlds – city life and the mountains!

What are your plans after RVUCOM?
I hope to end up practicing in a smaller town and to own two golden retrievers, Moose and Mabel!

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to go fishing whenever I can get away for a bit!

What advice do you have for first-year students?
Repetition – the more times you can review a lecture the better.

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