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Diversity is an important part of our medical student's journey. Diversity can be defined as the recognition, reflection, and representation of individual differences within a community including, but not limited to culture, race, age, ethnicity or national origin, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, spiritual practices, political beliefs, mental and physical ability, socioeconomic status, individual life experiences, or other ideologies.

“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



February 10, 2020 | A Perspective on J Marion Sims, and Antiblack Racism in OBGYN

February 10, 2021

February 10, 2020 | A Perspective on J Marion Sims, and Antiblack Racism in OBGYN [February 10, 2020 – Parker, CO] Dear RVU Family, I serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.  This is the official journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.  It is available as a resource in our RVU library.  This month the journal published a perspective on J. Marion Sims, often considered the father of American gynecology, but also known to have operated on enslaved black women in the 1840s.  After he left the south, he moved to NY were […]

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Presidential Message | National Women Physicians Day

February 3, 2021

Presidential Message | National Women Physicians Day [February 3, 2021] Dear RVU Family, Today we celebrate National Women Physicians Day. Over the years, Rocky Vista University has been blessed with outstanding leadership, insight and collegiality.  The improvements seen in curriculum, admissions, mentorship and numerous other areas make us a stronger and more inclusive University.  So on National Women Physicians Day, we are proud that nearly half of our future DO graduates are women as well as more than half of our Physician Assistant students.  We celebrate all women in medicine who are more dedicated than ever to taking care of […]

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Presidential Message | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2021

Presidential Message | Martin Luther King Jr. Day [January 15, 2021] Dear RVU Family, This coming Monday, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the decades after his untimely death, his work to secure equal rights for all members of our society has continued to inspire us. On this day, we can honor Dr. King with one of his greatest hopes for our society and one which I call upon the RVU community to fulfill in whatever way you are able: providing service in your community. As stated by Dr. King, “Life’s most persistent […]

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