Student Spotlight

Karen Norling, OMS-II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University.
  • Clubs and Activities: Social Chair and Historian for the Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS) RVUCOM-CO chapter. Member of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) student organization.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM for the curriculum design, welcoming atmosphere, and opportunities to get involved early in military medicine with...
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Faculty Spotlight

Michael R. Wells, PhD

Assistant Dean for the Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Structural Medicine

  • Hometown: Mt. Dora, Florida
  • Undergraduate Studies: Chemistry at the University of Florida
  • Graduate Studies: Medical Neuroscience at the University of Florida

What classes do you teach? I teach Anatomy and Neuroscience. Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM-SU? I...
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RVU At A Glance

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  • RVU was established in 2006 as the nation’s first private, for-profit health sciences university to offer a professional medical degree since 1910. As a for-profit organization, RVU provides significant benefits for the state of Colorado without requiring direct, tax-based support.
  • RVU operates as an independent, privately-funded organization with a Board of Trustees that administers oversight of the operations, administration, education, and policy of the University.RVU-Library2
  • RVU selected Colorado as its home for the first campus due to the large number of counties designated as medically underserved areas, with only one other medical school to serve the state. Similarly, RVU chose Utah for its second campus because of the shortage of primary care physicians in the state.
  • RVU chose osteopathic medicine as its first program because of its emphasis on primary care and its mind-body-spirit approach to medicine. The University also offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.
  • RVU’s Colorado campus is housed in a 145,000 sf, technologically advanced building in Parker, Colorado in Douglas County. While the University does not rely on state funding, it does contribute significantly to the economic development of the Town of Parker, Douglas County, and the State of Colorado, with an estimated economic impact of more than $75 million.
  • The Utah campus is located on 104,000 square feet, with the same state-of-the-art technology and features as the Colorado campus. Likewise, it does not rely on state or local tax support, but instead, provides significant contributions to the area: in terms of paying taxes, providing jobs to the community, and keeping Utahans in their home state to pursue their medical education.

Included among the facilities of the campuses are:

Accreditations

  • RVU has regional accreditation from Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • RVUCOM is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • RVU’s Surgical Simulation Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the only osteopathic medical school to receive this accreditation.
  • RVU’s Physician Assistant program has received Accreditation-Provisional from ARC-PA

Rankings and Honors

Colleges and Programs

  • Residency Specialties and Locations
    • Click here to see where RVUCOM-CO students matched for the Class of 2019.

All facts are accurate as of May 2017.


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