Student Spotlight

Bobby Nieland

Class of 2018

  • Hometown: Greensboro, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology and Chemistry; Graduate Studies in Public Health
  • Clubs and Activities: ACOFP, Global Medicine Track Program, Colorado Medical Society, Integrative Medicine Club, Medical Ethics Club, RVU Medical Spanish classes, Anatomy and OPP Tutor, Anatomy Lab Assistant

Why did you choose RVU? I chose RVUCOM because I wanted to be in a place where I could truly see myself being happy during...
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Faculty Spotlight

Heather Ferrill, DO, MS

Chair and Associate Professor of OPP

  • Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Advertising (Michigan State University, 1989)
  • Graduate Studies: DO degree from MSUCOM (2000); FP/NMM residency at University of New England COM (2004); MS in Medical Education and Leadership at UNECOM (2010)

What class do you teach? OPP Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? RVUCOM is an amazing collaborative community...
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New Medical School in Southern Utah Names Executive Advisory Council

 

[Parker, Colorado – January 6, 2017] Rocky Vista University (RVU) is pleased to announce appointments to its newly established Executive Advisory Council.  The Council was created to provide guidance and advice regarding community relations and other pertinent matters to the leadership and faculty at RVU’s new medical school, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Southern Utah (RVUCOM-SU) located in Ivins.

 

The RVUCOM-SU Executive Advisory Council includes men and women from Utah who are leaders in their respective fields and communities.  Members include:  Timothy B. Anderson, JD  Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough, PC, St. George, Utah Office serving as Chairman; Eric Leavitt, CEO of the Leavitt Group headquartered in Cedar City, Utah; Donna L. Milavetz, MD, CEO of Salt Lake City-based On Site Care Clinics; Stan Albrecht, PhD, recently retired as President of Utah State University; Richard G. Whitehead, DDS, former administrator at Dixie State College and Southern Virginia University; R. Lane Beattie, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce; Mindy Benson, Vice President for Alumni and Community Relations at Southern Utah University; Warren A. Peterson, DO, Dermatologist and osteopathic educator residing in Woodland Hills, Utah; and B. Grant Bishop, MD, Dermatologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

 

Clinton Adams, DO, President and CEO of Rocky Vista University stated: “We are very pleased to have such a cross-section of prominent Utahans to serve on the committee as we finally realize this significant new addition to higher education in the state.”

 

The new medical school will welcome 125 students as members of its Inaugural Class on July 25 of this year.

 

The Utah campus, which is currently under construction, will include a new 104,000 square feet teaching facility and also student apartment housing located on the 30- acre campus.