Progressive 15 2013 Fall Conference Sterling, Colorado Our Location CENTENNIAL PEORIA AIR PORT WE SHARE DOVE VALLEY WITH THE DENVER BRONCOS BRONCOS PARKWAY S. CHAMBERS ROAD E-470 EAST 8401 S. CHAMBERS RD. PARKER, COLORADO 80134 Rocky Vista University was founded in 2006 and opened its doors in August of 2008, enrolling students in its College of Osteopathic Medicine. The University contributes significantly to the economic development of the Town of Parker, Douglas County, and the State of Colorado, without relying on state funding. About RVU Rocky Vista University provides quality healthcare education while inspiring students to serve with compassion, integrity and excellence. RVU Facilities COMFORTABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ANATOMY LABS PROCEDURES LABS LIBRARY Why Colorado? • Over 50 of Colorado’s 64 counties are designated as Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas by the Federal Government. • 26 counties in the state have one or no physician. • Only one other medical school serves the state. Counties in Progressive 15 RVU’s Economic Impact • RVU has invested over $40 million for the development of the campus and facilities • RVU’s overall economic impact is estimated at more than $75 million annually • RVU employs more than 140 physicians, Ph.D.s, and staff. The mean salary for full time employees is $125,136 for faculty and $65,701 for staff. • RVU has access to an additional 40 acres for future development Tax Paying (For-Profit Status) • RVU is the only for-profit medical school in the U.S. • RVU operates as an independent, privately funded organization with a Board of Trustees that administers oversight of the operations, administration, education and policy of the University. • The model represents opportunities to provide public benefits through private entities in a mutually beneficial relationship. • Citizens of Colorado will derive significant benefits from RVUCOM without having to provide direct, tax-based support. Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine What is an Osteopathic Physician? • There are two types of complete physicians in the United States—DOs and MDs. • Both receive four years of basic medical education, then three to eight years of graduate medical education (residency). • Both can practice in any specialty of medicine—such as pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, surgery, ophthalmology, etc. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine • Follow “whole person” approach. • Understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. • Focus special attention on the musculoskeletal system –Structure influences function. • Help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness but also help prevent disease. RVUCOM Receives in Excess of 4300 Applications for 160 Seats STATE OF THE ART SIMULATION LABS 21st CENTURY TEACHING TECHNIQUES TRADITIONAL HANDS ON LEARNING RVU Admissions Minimum Requirements • US Citizen or Permanent Resident • Bachelor’s Degree (approximately 17% have advanced degrees) • Minimum GPA: – 3.0 overall – 3.0 science (mean science and overall GPA 3.6) • Minimum MCAT: (mean MCAT 28+) Student Demographics Class of 2017: • 162 students from 32 states • 40% CO residents, 57% from Mountain West region • Top feeder states: Colorado, California, Utah, and Minnesota • Age range 20-42, mean 25 • 90 men (56%), 72 women (44%) • 4% identify themselves as underrepresented ethnic group Academic Culture • RVU has a collaborative, supportive learning environment. • Student tutors available to all students at no charge. • Education Specialist and counseling services available to provide personal and academic support. Innovative Learning • • • • Medical Informatics Standardized Patients Simulators Honors tracks – Military Medicine – Global Medicine – Rural & Wilderness Medicine • Required first response disaster certification Military Medicine Track • RVUCOM boasts one of the highest percentages of medical students on military scholarship of any civilian medical school. • Rocky Vista University Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation Military Track • Study of emergent infectious diseases, public health/epidemiology, debilitating or lethal endemic diseases found throughout the world. • Liaisons with military offices at US posts, bases, medical centers, and hospitals. • Clinical rotations at military health care facilities. • Faculty who served as military officers. Cut Suit Technology • Evolved from Hollywood special-effects technology. • Developed in collaboration with the military to improve training in tactical combat casualty care. • Human-worn surgical simulators that replicate all manner of wounds, hemorrhages, airway complications and intense bleeding. • RVU only medical school in the country to use Cut Suits in training future physicians. Global Medicine Track Participants receive additional elective courses centered on the practice of global medicine. • Learn about diseases of emerging importance in global public health. • Gain a global perspective of health, disease and healthcare delivery systems. • Improve cultural sensitivity and communication skills • Understand global health issues: natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and pandemics • Participate in humanitarian outreach. • International Rotations. Rural & Wilderness Medicine Designed to prepare students to serve healthcare needs of patients in rural areas. • Patients in rural areas often lack access to major medical support systems, advanced diagnostic equipment and specialists. • Rural physicians are often required to fulfill a wider variety of community health care roles and need more advanced procedural competency. • Field training experiences in wilderness environments. • How to tackle problems commonly encountered in the wilderness, such as snakebites, altitude sickness and hypothermia. • Training in backcountry rescue, advanced life support and avalanche rescue. • Additional procedural competency training on a cadaver reserved for R&W track education. • Clinical rotations to prepare students for work in rural communities. Standardized Patients Standardized Patients (SPs) have been trained to accurately portray the role of a patient with a specific medical condition. • Provide students with “hands-on practice” in a safe environment. • SPs are seen from early in first semester, interactions usually occur 2-3 times per semester. Simulators • Birthing Mom simulator Noelle and baby Regan • Baby high-fidelity simulator Chuckie • Harvey simulator to diagnose heart and lung sounds • Two high fidelity adults RVU Clinical Rotation Sites • • • • • • • • • • • • Denver: 60 CO Springs: 20 Pueblo: 15 Greeley: 10 Grand Junction: 3 Boulder/Longmont: 10 Fort Collins/Loveland: 5 Cheyenne, WY: 6 Casper, WY: 4 Show Low, AZ: 7 Cedar City, UT: 12 Rapid City, SD: 2 RVU Rotation Locations in the Denver Metro Area Board Exams • Class of 2013: – COMLEX I pass rate 97.3% (national avg 92.5%) – USMLE I pass rate 90% • Class of 2012: – COMLEX PE pass rate 98.5% Residency Match - Classes of 2012 and 2013 More than 58% of the graduates of the first two classes plan to enter a primary care field. • • • • • • • • • • Anesthesia Emergency ENT/ Plastics Family Medicine FM/EM Surgery Internal Medicine IM/EM Neurology OB/GYN 24 33 1 59 1 18 25 2 1 16 • • • • • • • • • • Opthalmology Ortho Surgery Pathology Pediatrics Phys Med/Rehab Psychiatry Radiology trad. Rad. Diagnostic Rad. Oncology Traditional 1 8 3 19 2 9 4 3 1 20 RVU Students Community Service Children’s Hospital Toy Drive Dare to Dream Underserved Health Physicals Chaparral HS in RVU Anatomy Lab Annual Fall Festival RVU students are actively engaged in the local community. Fitness Festival First-Aid Tent Questions?