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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Jean M. Bouquet, DO, FAWM

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Primary Care Medicine

Co-Director of Urban Underserved Track
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Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and LicensesProfessional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Biographical Information



  • Academy of Wilderness Medicine Fellowship
    Wilderness Medical Society
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Rotating Internship
    Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Kirksville, MO
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Kirksville, MO
  • Bachelor of Art
    Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO

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Professional Experience

  • 2018 – present: Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2018 – present: President and CEO
    Cure Cervical Cancer, Inc.
  • 2013 – present: President and CEO
    Viospex, P.C.
  • 2012 – present: Clinical Preceptor
    University of Colorado-CS, Nurse Practitioner Program
  • 2011 – present: Clinical Preceptor
    Georgetown University, Nurse Practitioner Program
  • 2009 – present: Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2006 – present: Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
    University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • 2003 – 2018: President 
    Bouquet Family Medicine, P.C.
  • 2004 – 2013: Medical Director
    Castle Home Care
  • 2004 –  2006: Clinical Preceptor
    Regis University, Nurse Practitioner Program
  • 1997 – 2002: Clinical Preceptor
    Kansas City College of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1996: Staff Physician
    Northeast Missouri Health Clinic, P.C.
  • 1994 – 1996: Member of the Board of Directors
    Kirksville Osteopathic Medical Center
  • 1992 – 1996: Adjunct Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
    Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1990 – 1992: Staff Physician
    Shelbina Medical Clinic, P.C.
  • 1988 – 1990: Commissioned Artist
    “Daniel Boone”, documentary film

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Certifications and Licenses

  • Board Certification (1996)
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

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Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert Medical Society
  • Wilderness Medical Society
  • Hospital Affiliations
    • Medical Center of Aurora
    • Sky Ridge Medical Center

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Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who of Students in Medicine
  • Golden Stethoscope Award (Best Physician Communicator)
    CU School of Medicine
  • Family Practitioner of the Year
    Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Biographical Information

Dr. Bouquet was born at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, but was raised in Rockville, Maryland. He returned to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Boulder, where he received his Bachelor of Art in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. It was during his time at UC-Boulder that he fell in love with the state. Dr. Bouquet received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) and subsequently completed a rotating internship at the Kirksville Osteopathic Medical Center. Most recently, he completed a fellowship focused on wilderness medicine with the Wilderness Medical Society.

Dr. Bouquet has 27 years of experience in Family Medicine and he spent the last 15 years running his solo practice in Parker, CO. In addition, Dr. Bouquet has 27 years of experience precepting students in Missouri and Colorado, including students from RVU. He is excited to continue working with RVU and in particular the students, who brought “enthusiasm, good will and work/life balance” to his practice in Parker.

In his spare time, he enjoys creating acrylic and watercolor paintings, as well as playing tennis, skiing and hiking. Dr. Bouquet has been married for 29 years to Britta, a writer, and has one son, Julien, a middle school teacher. In addition, he has a U.S. and Canadian patent for a new medical device that helps to screen women for cervical cancer. He started Cure Cervical Cancer, Inc., a nonprofit, and has partnered with Project C.U.R.E and other organizations to “eradicate this very preventable cancer.”

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