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OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Welcome to the Office of Research where we are actively engaged in serving RVU’s growing research culture, which is fueled by curiosity, innovation, and our desire to advance medical education and evidence-based practices! The mission of the office of research is to advance, promote and celebrate research and scholarly activities occurring within the Rocky Vista University community.  All areas of research from basic biological research to translational, educational and population-based studies are supported.  The office of research is committed to providing guidance and opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage in various research and scholarly activities that promote the advancement of biomedical and clinical sciences.  Support for these areas includes: expert mentorship, statistical consulting, an intramural grant program, travel funds, and other special events to facilitate networking.

Student research and scholarly activity is a vital part of health provider education.  It supports and solidifies osteopathic principles and tents in its interconnectedness to the practice of medicine.  Whether you are an aspiring RVU student, a current student, RVU faculty, alumni, or a community advocate I invite you to explore our website and reach out to me with any questions or suggestions.

Amanda Brooks, PHD
Director of Research and Scholarly Activity

RESOURCES

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed several specialized educational tracks and programs to further develop the education of interested students. These range from 3.5-year-long tracks to single-semester elective courses.

Student research/scholarly activity is a vital part of health provider education. Research enhances critical thinking skills and increases medical knowledge, as well as preparing students for graduate medical education. Therefore, all students are encouraged to participate in research activities while at RVU.

During their third and fourth years of medical school, students work on clinical externships, under the guidance of preceptors. RVU students have externships available to them through Colorado and the other Mountain West states.