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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Campus Amenities



The campus is open 24 hours a day to students, accessible through a key card entry system. For added safety, there is a security guard on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library at RVU fosters information literacy by providing students with access and the skills necessary to use the most current and impactful medical information for the health of their future patients.  Students, faculty, and staff—in Colorado, Utah, or elsewhere—share access to the same digital collection, which contains over 10,000 books and 4,000 journals relevant to the biomedical sciences, medical humanities, and clinical medicine.  Both physical library locations provide access to print copies of required and recommended textbooks, as well as key reference works.  Library users can enjoy a warm and collegial space staffed by highly-trained information professionals who play a significant role in the development of future healthcare providers learning to practice medicine with compassion, integrity, and excellence.

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Student Lounge and Lunch Area

Students can eat or relax in one of two large rooms on the second floor. The lounge has several pool tables, foosball tables, and ping pong tables, as well as couches and televisions. The lunch area has several vending machines, as well as fresh food cases and microwaves.


Quiet Rooms

There are designated quiet rooms, which are connected to the auditoriums. These rooms are soundproof and equipped with both microphones and speakers. This allows sick students (or students with sick children) to listen to and participate in lectures and discussions without disrupting other students.


Study Rooms

There are several 8-person study rooms available to students. These are equipped with A/V equipment to help with studying or to provide a setting for club meetings. Additionally, there are numerous, well-lit alcoves throughout the building which provide great spaces for studying or socializing. There are many OMM tables positioned around campus, as well, for practicing techniques.


Recorded Lectures

Lectures may be recorded and provided to students shortly afterward. Students may re-watch the lectures at home or in one of the study rooms on campus.


Rocky Vista Health Center

Click here to go to Rocky Vista Health Center

The Health Center is available to students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. It is located on campus, near the northeast entrance. It provides a wide range of healthcare services, including osteopathic manipulative medicine and treatment.

The Health Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.