Student Spotlight

Mikenzie Sturdevant, OMS I

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Riverton, WY
  • Undergraduate Studies: Animal Science
  • Clubs and Activities: Pre-SOMA liaison for the SOMA chapter on the Southern Utah Campus. Member of SOSA, MSAUP and ACOEP.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM because of their competitive statistics for the boards and the opportunity to be involved in the...
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Faculty Spotlight

David R. Crimin, DO, CMD

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Undergraduate Studies: Weber State College, Ogden, UT.
  • Graduate Studies: Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA. Internship at Doctors Hospital Medical Center in Colorado Springs, CO and Residency at Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation and Family Medicine Center. I spent nearly 27 years in a Rural Family Medicine, hospital and ED practice in Richfield, UT.

What do you like most about teaching at RVUCOM? I brag that I have the best of two worlds: teaching...
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About Rocky Vista University

Rocky Vista University (RVU) is a rapidly growing institution with two locations.

Colorado Campus:

The founding campus is located in the town of Parker, Colorado—just 20 miles southeast of Denver. The community is known for its excellent school system, extensive biking and jogging trails, recreational facilities, dining, and entertainment, as well as a wide variety of arts and community events held throughout the year.

The technologically-advanced, 145,000 square foot facility boasts auditoriums, laboratories, and study/learning areas that have been professionally engineered to develop a positive learning environment. This includes a standardized patient lab that has been designed and equipped to replicate the testing facilities of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, as well as the US Medical Licensing Examination. RVU takes pride in its experienced and talented administration, faculty, and staff, as well as its exceptional student body. A strong sense of community is evident at RVU. The University employs more than 100 physicians, professors, researchers and ancillary staff. It seats approximately 150 students per year.

Rocky Vista University

Utah Campus:

Rocky Vista University’s second location is in Ivins, Utah, approximately 15 minutes from downtown St. George. The two-story 104,000 square feet academic center complements the natural scenery of the area. It includes two 200-seat lecture halls, three seminar rooms, 36 breakout rooms, an osteopathic clinical skills lab, a full dissection gross anatomy lab, a multipurpose/neuroanatomy/ultrasound lab, a simulation center, standardized patient rooms, and a 4,300 square foot library. The Southern Utah (RVUCOM-SU) campus also includes a 23,000 square foot medical office building across the street, for administrative offices and a future medical clinic. Additionally, the Southern Utah Veterans Home, which is adjacent to the campus provides students with longitudinal care experience.