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Available on both campuses

The Global Medicine Track is designed to equip RVUCOM students to more effectively serve global and underserved communities through identifying factors such as culture, customs, socioeconomic status, government and the healthcare system available to peoples throughout the world. Students will explore various approaches to working within the identified parameters.

GMT students will dive into the expansive nature of Global Medicine during their preclinical years. They will also be given various practical and hands-on experiences which will strengthen their ability to work with global and underserved populations both here and abroad. During the clinical years, GMT students will continue to personalize their education with a variety of options for global medicine experiences that include both domestic and international opportunities.


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.