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The faculty and staff of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) are committed to osteopathic philosophy and heritage, and to advancing the science and the art of the practice of osteopathic medicine. RVUCOM strives to recruit and educate individuals committed to becoming community-based, primary care physicians who will assist in meeting the needs of the wide diversity of patients they will encounter during their careers, and who will be equipped to adapt to the demands of a changing health care system.

The principles of education that guide RVUCOM include early clinical integration and experience for its students; a supportive, active and interactive learning environment; and an integrated curriculum designed to provide the knowledge, skills and competencies required to prepare a student to enter graduate medical education and support life-long professional growth and learning.

RVUCOM’s extensive community partnerships ensure that the clinical sites and clinical faculty needed for the education of its students are available within the region and that the student’s education will continue under the supervision and guidance of college appointed faculty. The COM is actively engaged in developing the graduate medical education opportunities that will be required and desired by graduates as well as other osteopathic and allopathic physicians within our community partners and at affiliated sites.

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Nadine Taher, OMS II
Class of 2023 - RVUCOM-CO

Hometown: Denver, CO

Undergraduate studies: B.S. Biology at University of Colorado Denver

What clubs and activities are you currently involved with: Officer of Communications in SGA, Treasurer of SOMA, SOSA, and AWS

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Firstly, I couldn’t imagine leaving the beautiful Colorado and I also wanted to stay close to home. Secondly, RVU has a rigorous curriculum that properly prepares its students for boards and residency!

What do you like most about RVUCOM? I love the friendly and supportive community at RVU! Additionally, our faculty’s open-door policy shows their eagerness to always help and support the students!

What do you do in your spare time? When I’m not studying, I love going up to the mountains to camp and horseback ride- there’s always so much to see in this state!

What advice do you have for first-year students? Medical School never gets easier- you get more equipped to handle it! It is so important to learn to recognize when you need personal time and to not get bogged down in the specifics of your courses- always focus on the bigger picture. You’ve chosen a long journey to be able to help patients, you need to be resilient and determined but also understand your limitations and be comfortable in asking for help!

Fun facts about you: For the first 17 years of my life I lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I can speak fluent Arabic and am a champion of the board game Jackaroo!

Why did you decide to pursue a career in medicine? From my first experience shadowing in Orthopedic Spine surgery, I fell in love with this intense field of Medicine and its capacity to improve quality of life for patients without any other option. Since then, I have been doing everything I can to get more involved with surgery interest clubs and education!

What is your favorite class currently and why? My favorite class so far is Neuroscience! The complexity and significant room for further discovery in that course is fascinating to me!

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