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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Student Resources

The Student Life program in Southern Utah offers a wide range of opportunities, activities and support to supplement and enhance your RVU Medical Education Experience.

Academic Support Services

Student Affairs has services in place to support your physical, spiritual and emotional well-being, as well as programs to help you academically and socially …

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Student Organizations

RVU offers a wide range of activities including a variety of student organizations where you can pursue your interests in community service, career, development, mentoring …

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Community Service

There are a wide variety of service opportunities in Southern Utah, including participating in local health fairs, athletic competitions (St. George Marathon, IRONMAN, Huntsman World Senior Games), blood drives and …

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Student Life at RVU

The Office of Student Life at RVU designs, develops, and implements various program activities to enhance the quality of campus life by building and strengthening the RVU student doctor community.

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Mental and Physical Health Resources

The mental and physical well-being of our students is a top priority, not only because of the rigors of medical school, but also to set a standard for good health in the future. In order to treat patients most effectively, a physician must be able to take care of himself or herself first.

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diversity

Diversity at RVU

Diversity is one of RVU’s Core Values and students continually strive to become more socially conscious physicians in a world made up of diverse populations. “In today’s society—which is more divided than ever before—it is crucial to…showcase our diversity. When we understand each other’s differences and perspectives, we can move towards tolerance and inclusion.” – Gurpreet Kaur, OMS III  

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