Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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Accreditations

Rocky Vista University has full authorization with the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
303-862-3001


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC):

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Telephone: 800.621.7400 or 312.263.0456
Fax: 312.263.7462
info@hlcommission.org
www.hlcommission.org
Letter of Accreditation (PDF)


RVUCOM is fully accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2864
Phone: (312) 202-8048
predoc@osteopathic.org
Letter of Accreditation (PDF)


RVU’s Institute of Medical and Surgical Simulation is accredited by the American College of Surgeons:

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
633 N. Saint Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 202-5000
Letter of Accreditation (PDF)


Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, Georgia, 30097
Phone: 770-476-1224
Fax: 770-476-1738

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation – Provisional status to the Rocky Vista University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Rocky Vista University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

Letter of Accreditation (PDF)


Students may file a complaint to the above organizations along with the following state agencies:

Accreditation Complaint Policy and Procedures (PDF)