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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White Coat Ceremony

Every year, Rocky Vista University holds a White Coat Ceremony for each campus. The White Coat Ceremony is a medical school tradition that welcomes new students into the medical profession. Upon being coated (the act of officially receiving their medical school white coats) by physician faculty members, the students are led by fellow classmates in reciting the vision statement that they, as a class, have written to express their goals and values for the next four years at RVUCOM.

White Coat Ceremony Information
Erica Whatley
Assistant Director of Special Events and External Relations
(720) 874-2407
ewhatley@rvu.edu