Student Spotlight

Valerie Martin, OMS I

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Plymouth, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology with a minor in Chemistry (University of Utah)
  • Clubs and Activities:

Why did you choose RVU? I was raised on a farm in a small town where we had limited access to healthcare. RVUCOM places great emphasis...
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Faculty Spotlight

Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Director of Faculty Development

  • Hometown: Craig, CO
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Montana); Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency (Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital)

What class do you teach? Pharmacology in both the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Master of Science in...
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Rocky Vista University Announces Commencement Speaker

buserRocky Vista University (RVU) is pleased to announce that Boyd Buser, DO, FACOFP, has been selected to address the Class of 2016 at the University’s commencement ceremony.

Dr. Buser is a board-certified physician in osteopathic manipulative medicine and family medicine. He is the Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean at University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Buser has previously served as president of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). He has received several awards including the A.T. Still Medallion of Honor from the AAO and the Santucci Award for outstanding contributions to the mission of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.

“Dr. Buser is the osteopathic visionary of the 21st century,” said Clinton E. Adams, DO, FACHE, President and CEO of RVU. “His exemplary career as an educator and academic leader pushed him to the forefront of the creation of the Single Accreditation System we are implementing with the ACGME. The medical historians will point to Dr. Buser’s tenacity, diplomacy, and belief in the osteopathic responsibility to reshape graduate medical education by embracing the opportunity to become partners, leaders, and educators in the Residency Review Committees, RRC, and the Governing Board of the ACGME. [He is] a person I am so proud to call a friend and a colleague.”

The commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 4:30 pm at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. One hundred fifty-four students from RVU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will receive their diplomas and begin their careers as osteopathic physicians. The commissioning officer for military graduates will be Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan, MD, 37th Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (retired).

RVU continues its trend of placing 100% of its graduating class into residencies (osteopathic, allopathic, and military). The top specialties graduates will be entering are Emergency Medicine (11%), Family Medicine (19%), Internal Medicine (16%), and Pediatrics (10%).