Student Spotlight

Kathryn Forneris, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Psychology. (Graduate Studies: Master of Public Health)
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the Southern Utah Chapter of the Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Member of the Medical Student Advocates for Underserved Populations, the American Medical Women's Association, Sigma Sigma Phi, and the Wilderness Medicine Club. Is an Ultrasound Scholar, PCM tutor, and a member of the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I knew I wanted to be an osteopathic physician. Beyond that, I chose RVU-SU based on board scores, match...
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Faculty Spotlight

Jean M. Bouquet, DO, FAWM

Co-Director of Urban Underserved Track
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Hometown: Rockville, MD
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

What class/classes do you teach? I teach Principles of Clinical Medicine – Year I and II, and in 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.