Student Spotlight

Chauncey R. Syposs IV, OMS III

Class of 2019

  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Undergraduate Studies: Undergrad: Biology and Philosophy (Canisius College); Graduate: Human Anatomy and Cellular Biology (University of Buffalo School of Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Multicultural Club, acting Treasurer and Secretary, Students for Choice

Why did you choose RVU? RVU had a great reputation for its board scores and the structure of its curriculum. Being less than an hour...
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Faculty Spotlight

Rachel M.A. Linger, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

  • Hometown: Dunkirk, MD
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelors of Science in Biology with high honors in Zoology (University of Maryland)
  • Graduate Studies: Doctoral degree in Pharmacology (University of Colorado); Post-Doctoral Fellowship investigating novel biologic targets for new therapies in lung cancer and leukemia

What class do you teach? Pharmacology in both the COM and MSBS programs; pharmacology is taught as separate courses...
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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.