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

Michele Coleman, DO

Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

mcoleman@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1332
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-282


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations


Education


  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) Fellowship
    St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
    Far Rockaway, NY
    2009 – 2010
  • Osteopathic Hospitalist/Geriatrics Fellowship
    St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
    Far Rockaway, NY
    2008 – 2009
  • Osteopathic Family Practice Residency
    St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
    Far Rockaway, NY
    2006 – 2008
  • Osteopathic Rotating Internship
    St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
    Far Rockaway, NY
    2005 – 2006
  • Family Medicine/NMM Residency
    Truman Medical Center
    Lee’s Summit, MO
    2004
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Kansas City, MO
    2004
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Westwood, CA
    1979

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Professional Experience


  • 2020 – present: Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP)
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2018 – 2019: Interim Chair, Department of OPP
    Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2013 – 2019: Owner/Family Medicine and NMM Physician
    Michele K. Coleman, DO & Associates, Inc.
  • 2013 – 2019: Assistant Professor of OPP 
    Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2011 – 2019: Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2011 – 2012: Family Medicine Physician
    Skagit Regional Clinics
  • 2010 – 2011: Family Medicine Physician
    Madigan Hospital in Tacoma, WA
  • 2010: Neuromuscular Medicine
    Dr. Denise Burns & Associates
  • 2008 – 2010: Assistant Instructor 
    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Utah State Medical License (2020)
  • Washington State Medical License (current)
  • Board certification: Family Medicine (2017)
  • Board certification: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (2011)
  • New York State Medical License (2011)

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Volunteer, Safe Harbor Free Clinic in Stanwood, WA (2011 – 2014)
  • Volunteer, United Gospel Mission in Yakima, WA (2014 – 2019)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Osteopathic Association
    Member: present
  • Academy for the Advancement of Osteopathy
    Member: 2008 – present
  • Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
    Board Member for District 1, Vice President and President-Elect: 2010 – 2017

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Honors and Awards


  • Student Award for “Best Hands-On Instructor”
    2017 – 2018
  • Student of the Year
    University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    2004

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

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