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ROCKY VISTA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (RVUCOM)

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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RVUCOM STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Neha Lamsal
Class of 2025 - RVUCOM-CO
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2025

Campus Location
Colorado Campus

Hometown:
Centennial, CO

Undergraduate studies:
Biology and Psychology

Graduate studies:
Masters of Biomedical Sciences

What clubs and activities are you currently involved with?
I am a tutor for the Masters students in EBM and MBM (Utah). I am the first year representative for Global Medical Outreach and Rotary club here at RVU. I am also a member of SNMA, MSFC, and CMS. I also help with the Rocky Vista Health Clinic, so that students are able to give out booster shots to those that come to the clinic.

Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi all! My name is Neha and I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Colorado. I have a Nepalese heritage, and love to travel! I went to college at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated at the start of the pandemic in 2020. I then came to RVU's Master’s program to pursue my degree during my gap year, and now I am a first year Medical Student here at the COM!

What initially brought you to RVU? Why did you decide to pursue this degree?
The Global Medical Track was one of the main reasons that I chose to come to RVU. I know that as a future physician I want to practice medicine globally, and this track would prepare me to do so. I have also had the dream of becoming a doctor since I was in third grade and got the diagnosis of Chronic Uticaria. My pediatrician became my rock in the times I would have my blood drawn more than 3x in a day, and I confided in her with everything. I want to become that trusted individuals for all of my patients.

What do you enjoy doing when not at RVU (family life, interests and hobbies)?
I love spending time with my family and friends. I take every free time we have to spend time with the people that have supported me along my journey in becoming a physician. I also love to cook cuisines from different cultures, as I think food can bring so many people together at once. Being in Colorado, I like to enjoy the nature around us and spend time in the mountains either hiking or skiing.

What is an interesting or little known fact about you:
I love to travel, and the passion for it has led me to go to over 30 countries! I hope that as a physician I am able to serve some of the countries I have been to!

What is the best piece of advice you have been given by a professor or student while at RVU?
I was once told to enjoy my time in medical school as it is going to go by fast, and to cherish the relationships I will form over the next few years!

What are your medical interests?
I am currently all over the place!! I really like surgery, pediatrics, family medicine and psychiatry!

What is a favorite memory you have from being in RVU?
So far meeting everyone in person has been great as our Master’s program was all online!

What advice do you have for prospective students?
Don't be afraid to ask for help! RVU has a great support system that is open to everyone!

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COLORADO CAMPUS
8401 South Chambers Rd.

Parker, CO 80112
303-373-2008

For faster response, please direct inquiries to the campus email:
admissions@rvu.edu

SOUTHERN UTAH CAMPUS
255 E. Center Street

Ivins, UT 84738
435-222-1290

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admissonsUT@rvu.edu.