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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MSBS Graduate Statistics

In just three short years, the RVU MSBS program has graduated over 60 students.


Percentage of Graduates Accepted to Health Professional Schools (DO, MD, or PA)

  • Class of 2017: 67%
  • Class of 2018: 96%*
  • Class of 2019: 95%*

* This number may increase as some students are still interviewing this year


Health Profession Schools that Have Accepted RVU MSBS Graduates

  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Colorado
  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Southern Utah
  • Rocky Vista University Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  • St. George‚Äôs University School of Medicine
  • Florida International University Master in Physician Assistant Studies
  • College of St. Mary Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies