Welcome to Rocky Vista University
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rocky Vista University

The faculty and staff of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) are committed to osteopathic philosophy and heritage, and to advancing the science and the art of the practice of osteopathic medicine. We feel that in doing so, we can best serve the needs of our students and the patients they will care for throughout their professional careers. The college is committed to producing not only competent, but also professional, ethical and compassionate physicians who are holistic in scope and philosophy.

The College is dedicated to recruiting, supporting and providing an osteopathic medical education for students from Colorado and the Mountain West region, yet welcomes students from across the country to join us in the shadow of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. RVUCOM strives to recruit and educate individuals committed to becoming community-based, primary care physicians who will assist in meeting the needs of the wide diversity of patients they will encounter during their careers, and who will be equipped to adapt to the demands of a changing health care system. It is RVUCOM's goal that all of its graduates will be prepared and competitive to enter any discipline upon graduation, while attempting to influence them to enter critically needed primary care specialties.

The principles of education that guide RVUCOM include early clinical integration and experience for its students; a supportive, active and interactive learning environment; and an integrated curriculum designed to provide the knowledge, skills and competencies required to prepare a student to enter graduate medical education and support life-long professional growth and learning.

Students in lab

RVUCOM has new, spacious and technically-sophisticated state-of-the-art facilities, along with an outstanding faculty, which together, provides the physical and intellectual resources required to deliver a quality medical education for its students in a positive, personal and educational environment at our campus in Parker, Colorado.

RVUCOM's extensive community partnerships ensures that the clinical sites and clinical faculty needed for the education of its students are available within the state of Colorado, and that the student's education will continue under the supervision and guidance of college appointed faculty. The COM is actively engaged in developing the graduate medical education opportunities that will be required and desired by graduates as well as other osteopathic and allopathic physicians within our community partners and at affiliated sites.