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

Sarah Neguse, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Program

sneguse@rvu.edu  •  (720) 874-2450
RVUCOM-CO Campus  •  FD-10


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations


Education


  • Master of Sciences
    Child Health Associate / Physician Assistant Program
    University of Colorado Denver
    Denver, CO
    2011
  • Bachelor of Sciences
    Integrative Physiology
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Boulder, CO
    2007

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Professional Experience


  • 2017 – present: Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
    Rocky Vista University
  • 2015 – 2017: Physician Assistant
    Park Ridge Family Medicine
  • 2011 – 2015: Physician Assistant
    East West Health Center

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Certifications and Licenses


  • NCCPA Certified
  • Colorado Physician Assistant License and DEA
  • CPR/BLS/AED; ACLS; PALS

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Preceptor for CHA/PA Students, University of Colorado
  • Preceptor for Physician Assistant Students, Red Rocks Community College
  • Preceptor for Physician Assistant Students, University of New England
  • Small Group Facilitator for Students, East West Health Center
  • Medical Staff, American Diabetes Foundation (2010)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • Physician Assistants for Global Health

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