About Rocky Vista University
The campus is located in the Town of Parker and Douglas County, Colorado and includes state-of-the-art technology, A.V. capabilities and educational support which is evident throughout the approximately 145,000 square feet of campus and buildings of the University.
Replication of national standards established by certification and licensure agencies can be found in the human performance and simulation facilities. A environment conducive to learning is present through the facility and a hallmark of the predominately electronic library.
Future plans include development consisting of 50,000 additional square feet of facilities in Phase Two and up to 150,000 square feet of campus resources during Phase Three.
The Parker campus, currently consisting of 20 acres, is scheduled to be 40 acres with the development of additional health care colleges at the University.
The college has been granted provisional accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation; an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and by the Colorado Commission for Higher Education to deliver professional osteopathic medical education and grant degrees.
Number of Employees
With the matriculation of RVUCOM's first class the university employs more than 80 physicians, professors, researchers and ancillary staff.
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine has obtained full accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). AOA-COCA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for colleges educating osteopathic physicians.
RVU Mission Statement
Rocky Vista University provides quality healthcare education while inspiring students to serve with compassion, integrity and excellence.
Integrity The quality of living a unified life in which one's convictions are well-considered and match one's actions, demonstrating fairness, honesty, sincerity, professionalism, and a consistent commitment to our mission, vision, and values.
Collegiality Mutual respect, collaboration, and the open exchange of ideas advance mutual goals and facilitate individual growth.
Compassion The willingness to be engaged with the needs of others.
Diversity An awareness and dignity for all, regardless of culture, race , ethnicity , gender , religion , sexual orientation , physical ability , socioeconomic status or individual life experiences.
Excellence The commitment to exceed expectations in education.
Service Through active service, we support one another and seek to meet the needs of the larger community.
Welcome to Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The following pages describe our unique curriculum and the policies that will guide you on your journey to becoming an osteopathic physician. I can think of no other profession that is as personally and intellectually rewarding.
Our medical school curriculum at Rocky Vista University will help you prepare for your future as a practicing physician in every way. You will receive both high tech and high touch training that will lead to a solid foundation in the practice of medicine.
Rocky Vista University students assimilate the knowledge and skills required to prepare them for any field of medicine they wish to pursue. Our graduates will distinguish themselves in the delivery of the highest quality of medical practice.
The faculty and staff of Rocky Vista University are committed to your medical education. We invite you to join us in this journey that will lead you to an exciting, demanding, and ultimately rewarding career of service to others, promoting health and curing disease throughout the nation and throughout the world.
The library at Rocky Vista University provides students and faculty members with state-of-the-art access to information in the health sciences, instruction in the use and evaluation of resources, assistance with reference questions, and an inviting space in which to study, collaborate, and connect. Holdings include core texts, comprehensive reference works, and selected high-impact journals in the biomedical sciences and clinical medicine.
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Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is affiliated with both the HealthONE and Centura Hospital Systems in the Denver Metroplex. The HealthOne Hospitals include: SkyRidge Medical Center, Medical Center of Aurora, Swedish Medical Center, North Suburban Medical Center, Rose Medical Center and Presbyterian/St. Luke Medical Center. The Centura system includes: Parker Adventist Hospital, St.Anthony Medical Center, Porter Adventist, and Littleton Adventist Hospital, as well St. Mary-Corwin in Pueblo, Colorado.
Rocky Vista University also has affiliation agreements with Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Community Hospital in Grand Junction and Parkview Hospital in Pueblo allowing for a broad teaching network across the state of Colorado--so that Rocky Vista can better meet its mission of providing quality healthcare to the rural and underserved areas of Colorado
Rural hospital affiliations within Colorado include Wray, Grand Junction, Rifle, Meeker, Lamar, LaJunta, Cortez, and Walsenberg to name a few, with ongoing discussions with numerous other rural hospitals around the state.
The University also has affiliation agreements with Metro Community Provider Network within the greater Denver Metroplex, and the Peak Vista Provider Network within the Colorado Springs Metroplex, allowing students and residents to work in clinic systems serving the healthcare needs of those communities.
RVUCOM Class of 2012 Commencement Ceremony
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