Student Spotlight

Emilie Mathura, OMS I

Class of 2023

  • Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Student Government Association, OB/GYN Club, American Medical Women's Association, and Medical Students for Choice.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The Urban Underserved Track and the sabbatical program which will allow me to complete my Master of Public Health...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cathy Ruff, MS, PA-C

Program Director and Chair of Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology. Physician Assistant Training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach professionalism topics, Physical Exam, and small group skills. Why did you choose...
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Hands For Health

Hands for Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing health care access and medical supplies to people living in the developing world.

In addition to providing funding for global health related medications and supplies, Hands for Health currently provides global health outreach opportunities for members and friends of the medical profession. The organization knows that in order to provide quality health care, we need dedicated health care providers working side by side. Soon, Hands for Health will be able to provide scholarships to select osteopathic medical students wanting to complete a global health outreach opportunity.

Please visit the Hands for Health Foundation website for more information. To make a donation or to inquire about a scholarship or a global health outreach opportunity, contact: