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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Mission and Vision

RVU Mission Statement

Rocky Vista University provides quality healthcare education while inspiring students to serve with compassion, integrity and excellence.

RVU Vision

Achieving New Heights in Medical Education

Core Values

Integrity
The quality of living a unified life in which one’s convictions are well-considered and match one’s actions, demonstrating fairness, honesty, sincerity, professionalism, and a consistent commitment to our mission, vision, and values.

Collegiality
Mutual respect, collaboration, and the open exchange of ideas advance mutual goals and facilitate individual growth.

Compassion
The willingness to be engaged with the needs of others.

Diversity
An awareness of the dignity of all, regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, socioeconomic status, or individual life experiences.

Excellence
The commitment to exceed expectations in education.

Service
Through active service, we support one another and seek to meet the needs of the larger community.

Innovation
Delivering new and creative ways to provide healthcare education while consistently demonstrating compassion, integrity, and excellence.

 

RVUCOM Mission Statement

To educate and inspire students to become highly competent osteopathic physicians and lifelong learners prepared to meet the diverse healthcare needs of tomorrow through innovative education, relevant research, and compassionate service.