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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June 23, 2020 | Reintegration Plan Update – Phase Blue

Dear RVU Family,

The CRT has reviewed the national and local status of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19 at our meeting yesterday afternoon. Based on our careful assessment, we are pleased to announce that RVU will transition to Phase Blue on Wednesday, June 24 at 6:00AM.

All Departmental/Program Reintegration Plans have been approved and we are ready to put them in action. To that end, all employees are considered Approved Employees and may access the campus starting tomorrow as per your Department Reintegration Plan.

Students may return to campus to study in Phase Blue. Please read the policy and procedure on reserving study spaces/rooms, which can be found here for CO and here for UT.  Additional information is forthcoming from your SGA.

Please note the modified hours of campus operations:

  • Building is open Monday to Friday from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    • Library is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • For the SU campus, building is open on Saturday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Library included)
  • For the CO campus, building is open on Sunday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Library included)

Please review and adhere to the following checklist for campus entry:

  1. Fill out the online Screening and Attestation Form each morning prior to coming on campus.
  2. Wear a clean face covering or mask as you exit your vehicle on campus grounds.
  3. Be prepared to have your temperature taken for additional screening. If your temperature is > 100.4 F, you will be rechecked for confirmation. If a fever is confirmed, you will receive additional guidance at that time.
  4. Maintain social distancing and wash your hands regularly.

Strict observance of the above will be expected as personal and professional responsibility of each and every one of us.

We know that this will not be a perfect process, so we hope that you will help us in making this transition as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance.


Professionally Yours,

COVID-19 Response Team