Achieving New Heights in Medical Education


(May 26, 2023 | Billings, MT) – Rocky Vista University has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to recruit students for a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) at the Montana campus to complement its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program.

The 1-year post-baccalaureate MMS Program provides students with a higher-level foundation in biomedical sciences, humanism, and professionalism in an immersive medical school environment. The program is designed to strengthen students’ qualifications and candidacy for medical or other health professional schools. Students completing the MMS program will be awarded a master’s degree.

[January 25, 2023 – Billings, MT] Construction is complete on the new 138,000 square foot Rocky Vista University- Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine campus on 12.8 acres at 4130 Rocky Vista Way (SW corner of Shiloh and Monad). The University was issued the certificate of occupancy on January 13. Employees are moving into the new building and equipment is being put into place to form the student learning environment. A private Building Blessing Ceremony with the RVU-MCOM Community Advisory Council in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leadership Council is also taking place, and the public Grand Opening Ceremony and Open House is planned for July. The new medical school is expected to make an immediate economic impact of $78.6 million to the community.

[July 27, 2022 – Billings, MT] In this ChamberCast episode, hosted by the Billings Chamber of Commerce, Dr. David Park, Founding Dean of RVU’s Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine, speaks about “one of the most exciting developments taking place in Billings right now.” Click here to listen to the episode.