Student Spotlight

Zach Wagner, OMS III

Class of 2019

  • Hometown: Napa, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Physiology / Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University
  • Clubs and Activities: SGA, Vice President of Student Welfare (Class of 2019)

Why did you choose RVU? I was excited about RVU’s innovative curriculum and quiet rooms for the babies to watch lectures too. What do you like...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brian Schwartz, PhD, MLIS

Director of Library Sciences; Associate Professor of Medical Humanities

  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Undergraduate Studies: English and Philosophy
  • Graduate Studies: Masters in Library and Information Science; Doctorate in Information Management

What class do you teach? Evidence-based medicine and a few guest shots in Primary Care Medicine Why did you...
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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

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.

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

The willingness to be engaged with the needs of others.

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

The commitment to exceed expectations in education.

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

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.