Dr. Bentley received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, and a Master of Science in Environmental Biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She received a Master of Public Health degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Miami, Florida and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Since 1992, Dr. Bentley has continued to expand her teaching skills through continued professional development in both academics and medicine. She is experienced in working with simulated and standardized patients, directed case discussion/management, OSCE’s, PBL, and the Flipped Classroom. Over the years she has directed many courses involving Clinical, Procedural, Community, and Global Medicine.
Dr. Bentley is currently the Chair of the Tracks and Special Programs Department at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine with campuses in both CO and UTAH. She is also Co-director of the Global Medicine Track at the CO campus. Along with her on-campus teaching responsibilities, she provides international opportunities for all RVUCOM student clinical training. Outside of RVU, Dr. Bentley is the founder and the President of the Hands for Health Foundation of Colorado and most recently the Vice President of Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital out of Florida, both NFP organizations involved with her work overseas.