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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Profile

Judy Simmons

Administrative Assistant
Tracks and Special Programs

jsimmons@rvu.edu
RVUCOM-SU Campus • Faculty Suite East

Judy was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Weber State University’s Respiratory Therapy Certification Program, and shortly after worked at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City as a Respiratory Therapist. After four years, she moved with her family to Southern California where she worked as a Managed Health Care Administrator. Looking for a change in lifestyle, and to be closer to ailing elderly family member, she made the move back to her home state.

Judy has more than twenty years of experience in healthcare. Leadership positions include Executive Director of Saddleback Memorial Medical Group in California, and Chief Operating Officer of Greater Newport Physicians at Hoag Hospital. In her new role at RVU, she is the Administrative Assistant for Tracks and Special Programs, having previously served as an exam proctor for RVU.