MSBS Class of ’22 Coated by Peers at Induction Ceremony

Written by Logan Stott

In an event planned collaboratively by Student Affairs and the MSBS Program, Orientation Week saw the MSBS Class of 2022 meet with faculty and peers and participate in the Induction Ceremony, which officially welcomed them to RVU.

The ceremony was led by Francina Towne, PhD, Program Director, and featured a bevy of speakers both in Colorado and Southern Utah, including: David Forstein, DO, President and CEO; Heather Ferrill, DO, MS, Dean of RVUCOM and Vice President of Faculty Affairs; Joel Roberts, MD, Assistant MSBS Program Director; Desira Vance, OMS II (and MSBS alum), and more.

For the first time, alumni from previous MSBS classes had the honor of coating the students from this newest cohort. This tradition reiterates a proud and growing alumni and offers the new students a preview of their future accomplishments.

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