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About Me

Hi I'm Zaya, I'm a 4th year medical student at RVU in beautiful southern Utah. Welcome to my portfolio! I have linked included my CIM assessments, past experiences, and a neat button to download my CV. I hope you enjoy perusing through my life and experiences as much as I enjoyed creating the memories.

Below you will find my education and relevant clinical experience so far. I graduated from UC Davis in 2016 with a BS in biochemistry and a BA in physical anthropology. Following an unsuccessful medical school application cycle, I started at Georgetown University where I graduated as part of the SMP Class of 2017. The year I spent in Washington D.C. was one of the most influential periods of my life and it made me all the more determined to get into medical school. So here I am in Utah excited to be in medical school and getting ready for the next step!


Jul 2019 - Present

Rocky Vista University

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

A 4 year Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Program in southern Utah.

Jul 2016 - Aug 2017

Georgetown University

MS in Biophysics and Physiology

I attended Georgetown University's Special Master’s Program which has an integrated medical curriculum that includes biochemistry, physiology, microanatomy (histology), and embryology.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2016

UC Davis

BS Biochemisitry and Molecular Biology and BA Anthropology

I attended UC Davis and Majored in Biochemisitry and Molecular Biology with an additional major in Anthropology.

Aug 2007 - Jun 2011

Mira Loma High School

Various Disciplines

Mira Loma High School is a IB public high school located in Carmichael, California.




Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Hospital

Medical ER Scribe

Apr 2018 - Jun 2019

Medical Scribe in a level 2 Trauma ER. Took real time notes on multiple patients with multiple attendings while attending codes and traumas as a scribe.


UBH Center

Hospital Assistant

Aug 2015 - Oct 2015

Summer Internship in Mongolia, observed procedures such as open heart surgery.


NHS King’s College Hospital

Student Research Assistant

Feb 2015 - May 2015

Summer Internship working with the cardiac team at King's College Hospital in London. We analyzed the effects the possible effects of statins in a retrospective study using patient data from the previous 5 years at the Cardiac clinic.

Other Experiences

Below is a list of other previous notable experiences and positions


Research Project

Biome Research Project

Ivins Utah

Nov 2020 - Current

Along with two other students, we have researched the effects of oral microbiome on the skin by engaging in all steps of research from establishing a question, background research, testing and getting IRB approval, and applying for grant approval. While the research is in its infancy, We are very excited about the pilot study results that they are currently analyzing.




Ivins, Utah

Aug 2020 - Aug 2021

Sharing knowledge and helping others is something I truly enjoy. I have been through their situation and I am empactic to that and I believe that If a small amount of my time of sharing my experience and knowledge can ease their struggles significantly, it is truly satisfying to be the reason they are able to succeed.


Club Co-Founder

Association of Women Surgeons

Ivins, Utah

Sep 2019 - Aug 2021

I cofounded the AWS organization at my school as I wanted to create a space where women could join together to discuss and plan for future careers in surgery.


RVU Blood Drive Director

American Red Cross

Ivins, Utah

Sep 2019 - Aug 2021

I took on the role of being the Red Cross RVU Blood drive Director. I was tasked with organizing and coordinating blood drives and to further increase the number of donations for my site. I am very proud of my accomplishments in this role as I managed to surpass the previous record of donations on multiple occassions through my persistent efforts.

© Zaya Jones 2022