A Look at RVU’s Tracks and a New Class of Student Leaders

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RVU’s Newest OPP and Anatomy Fellows
Every year, four students on each campus are selected for the Pre-Doctoral Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) Fellowship, which is designed to increase students’ knowledge of the principles, philosophies, and procedures of osteopathic medicine. This year’s newest OPP Fellows for the Colorado Campus are Jonathan Singh, OMS III; Andrew Wonjtanowski, OMS III, Natalie Gould, OMS III; and Ali Rakestraw, OMS III (pictured above).

The RVU Undergraduate Anatomy Fellowship Program provides students with tools to either teach or conduct anatomical research. This year’s Anatomy Fellows are Jaron Maggard, OMS III, and Tylynn Zarbock, OMS II, from the Colorado Campus.

Student Government Association | Colorado
The Colorado campus SGA is composed of an exemplary group of students who will be responsible for collecting and expressing student opinions, promoting osteopathic medicine and wellness, working to improve the quality of life for all students, and much more! The newest class of officers are (pictured below): Kristin Lipe, Secretary; Tesia Kolodziejczyk, Honor Code Committee President; Tyler Crawley, Curriculum Representative; Jared Keele, Vice President; Keaton Maguire, Officer of Student Wellness; Drew Glerum, Office of Communication; Frank Dang, Class of ’21 Council President; Matthew McMaster, President; Jesse Shulman, Treasurer.

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Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
As part of a robust extracurricular education, students in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track acquire an array of skills, including treating injuries with minimal resources and transporting critically injured patients through rough terrain. Capstone courses immerse students in simulated scenarios where they are expected to act as part of a team of emergency responders, including rural EMS and ski patrollers, as well as utilize skills such as navigation, signaling, and outdoor survival techniques. The goal of the track is to foster student interest in eventual medical practice in rural settings.

Back row, l-r: J. Wilkes, J. Barnes, B. Strietelmeier, A. Espeland, E. Vaudreuil, A. Koontz, A. Lenz, C. Murk. Middle Row: A. Hooper, B. Lawrence, J. Gallegos, R. Grenvik, E. Russell, J. Montalban, C. Jungels
Back row, l-r: J. Wilkes, J. Barnes, B. Strietelmeier, A. Espeland, E. Vaudreuil, A. Koontz, A. Lenz, C. Murk. Front row: A. Hooper, B. Lawrence, J. Gallegos, R. Grenvik, E. Russell, J. Montalban, C. Jungels

Military Medicine Track
For students slated to enter active duty service with the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, the Military Medicine Track offers immersion-based reality training, surgical simulation, information sessions and experiences related to Medical Corps Officer military obligations, field exercises, disaster stabilization and evacuation, and much more. Most students in this track have earned a scholarship to attend RVU through the United States Army, United States Air Force o the United States Navy.

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Back row, l-r: D. Broadhead, C. Brazell, J. Doyle, D. Langley, M. Berry. Front row: G. DiMattia, A. Sniedach, M. Zeman.

Global Medicine Track
The Global Medicine Track exposes students with a strong desire to serve in an international capacity to many areas of global healthcare, including medical care, research, and policy planning and assessment. Students in this track pursue a minimum of ninety additional hours of global health education, including global ethics and new and emerging diseases, as well as successfully complete three global health related rotations. Only a maximum of twenty students are accepted every year.

Back row, l-r: M. Kepadlo, G. Bensaad-Johnson, C. Presley, N. Metas-Chapman, R. Beisser. Front row: A. Anderson, S. Pederson, A. Olson, A. Szmanda, J. Daniels, M. Gordon, A. Andersen, C. Roggy. Not pictured: E. Hayes, M. Stumme, A. Wojtanowski, A. Rakestraw.
Back row, l-r: A. Anderson, M. Kepadlo, G. Bensaad-Johnson, C. Presley, N. Metas-Chapman, R. Beisser, C. Roggy. Front row: S. Pederson, A. Olson, A. Szmanda, J. Daniels, M. Gordon, A. Andersen. Not pictured: E. Hayes, M. Stumme, A. Wojtanowski, A. Rakestraw.

Congratulations to all on your new endeavors!

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