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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March 24, 2020 | COVID-19 RT Update

Dear RVU Community:

Hopefully by now you are settling into your new routine and adhering to the guidelines provided by public health officials and the RVU COVID-19 Response Team.

The Response Team has been meeting on a daily basis since last week to ensure RVU remains functional while keeping our community safe. Below is a summary of recent updates and initiatives:

  • The RVU campus is now on Restricted Access. This means that employees and students will not have access to RVU facilities during this period. Only a few essential individuals (employees and vendors) are allowed in the building to maintain operational capability but are required to complete a screening and attestation process each day for access to the building. These individuals are also strongly encouraged to telecommute and only come to campus if necessary.
  • The RVU Response Team will not medically evaluate RVU employees or students. Medical intervention is not a charge of the Response Team. The medical officers on the team will only conduct screening interviews for essential personnel requesting campus access. Anyone feeling ill or concerned that they have been exposed to the novel coronavirus should call their primary care physician or the state health department for medical advice or to see if testing is recommended.
  • All scheduled in-person activities (including graduation) and all on-campus events are cancelled through May 31.  We will continuously monitor the situation and provide notification when normal activities are expected to resume.
  • The Response Team will host a Town Hall for all interested RVU students on Thursday at noon via Zoom. Employees are also welcome to attend as well.

We are all in this together and together we will come out even stronger.

Be well and stay safe,

The COVID-19 Response Team