Rocky Vista University - Colorado (RVUCOM)

Address

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine / Office of Admissions / 8401 S. Chambers Rd. / Parker, CO 80134

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
999
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
DO
Public/Private
For-Profit
Year Founded
2006
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.59
Median MCAT
505
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()

International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AACOMAS
Letters of Rec Required
DO letter Recommended
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$60
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22-'23')

1. What unique characteristics, abilities or skills will you bring to help advance the mission and vision of RVUCOM? (No limit)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

If not currently in school, what have you been doing since you were a full-time student?

Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school? If so, please state number of hours worked per week and type of work.

Why do you want to become an Osteopathic Physician?

Why do you want to attend RVUCOM?

What unique characteristics, abilities, or skills will you bring to RVUCOM and the Osteopathic Profession?

Essay Topics (2019-2020)

(No word limits)

#1. If not currently in school, what have you been doing since you were a full-time student?

#2. Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school? If so, please state number of hours worked per week and type of work.

#3. Why do you want to become an Osteopathic Physician?

#4. Why do you want to attend RVUCOM?

#5. What unique characteristics, abilities, or skills will you bring to RVUCOM and the Osteopathic Profession?

#6. Add any additional information that you consider pertinent or that you feel will be of benefit as a student or as an osteopathic physician.

Essay Topics ('18-'19)

1. If not currently in school, what have you been doing since you were a full-time student?

2. Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school? If so, please state number of hours worked per week and type of work.

3.Why do you want to become an Osteopathic Physician?

4. Why do you want to attend RVUCOM?

5. What unique characteristics, abilities, or skills will you bring to RVUCOM and the Osteopathic Profession?

No word limits.

Essay Topics ('17-'18)

(Please note there is no word limit)

If not currently in school, what have you been doing since you were a full-time student?

Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school?

Why do you want to become an Osteopathic Physician?

Why do you wish to attend Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine? * *Required

What unique characteristics, abilities, or skills will you bring to RVUCOM and the Osteopathic Profession?

Have you ever been convicted with a criminal offense? Failure to disclose could result in the revocation of your acceptance to RVU. Further, any incidences occurring after acceptance and prior to matriculation must also be brought immediately to the attention of the Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Marketing, and External Relations Any incident occurring while you are a student at RVU must be reported immediately to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. An additional background check will be run prior to starting clinical rotations at the end of your second year. Any blemish on the background check may result in dismissal from RVU, failure to be accepted for clinical rotations, not being considered for a residency program, or failure to receive a license to practice medicine. RVU reserves the right to request additional information as needed regarding anything appearing on the background check and is not responsible for consequences occurring as a result of any information contained on any background check. If Yes explain completely.

1. If not currently in school, what have you been doing since you were a full-time student?

2. Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school? If so, please state number of hours worked per week and type of work.

3.Why do you want to become an Osteopathic Physician?

4. Why do you want to attend RVUCOM?

5. What unique characteristics, abilities, or skills will you bring to RVUCOM and the Osteopathic Profession?

No word limits.Add any additional information that you consider pertinent or that you feel will be of benefit as a student or as an osteopathic physician.

Essay Topics ('16-'17)

If not currently in school, describe present activity and activity since you were last a full time student. Feel free to include a resume.

Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school?

Why do you want to become an Osteopathic Physician? * *Required

Why do you wish to attend Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine? * *Required

What unique characteristics, abilities, or skill will you bring to the college and to the Osteopathic profession? * *Required

Have you ever been charged with a criminal offense? All information regarding offenses must be disclosed regardless of adjudication (including juvenile offenses, sealed, expunged or dismissed charges; any charges that are pending; any charges regardless of how much time has elapsed since the incident, etc.). Failure to disclose could result in the revocation of your acceptance to RVU. Further, any incidences occurring after acceptance and prior to matriculation must also be brought immediately to the attention of the Executive Director of Admissions and Marketing. Any incident occurring while you are a student at RVU must be reported immediately to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. An additional background check will be run prior to starting clinical rotations at the end of your second year. Any blemish on the background check may result in dismissal from RVU, failure to be accepted for clinical rotations, not being considered for a residency program, or failure to receive a license to practice medicine. RVU reserves the right to request additional information as needed regarding anything appearing on the background check and is not responsible for consequences occurring as a result of any information contained on any background check.

Select One Yes No *Required


If yes, explain completely

8. Add any additional information that you consider pertinent or that you feel will be of benefit as a student or as an osteopathic physician.

Essay Topics ('15-'16)

1. If not currently in school, describe present activity and activity since you were last a full time student. Feel free to include a resume.

2. Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school?

3. Why do you want to become an Osteopathic Physician? * *Required

4. Why do you wish to attend Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine? * *Required

5. What unique characteristics, abilities, or skill will you bring to the college and to the Osteopathic profession? * *Required

6. Have you ever been charged with a criminal offense? All information regarding offenses must be disclosed regardless of adjudication (including juvenile offenses, sealed, expunged or dismissed charges; any charges that are pending; any charges regardless of how much time has elapsed since the incident, etc.). Failure to disclose could result in the revocation of your acceptance to RVU. Further, any incidences occurring after acceptance and prior to matriculation must also be brought immediately to the attention of the Executive Director of Admissions and Marketing. Any incident occurring while you are a student at RVU must be reported immediately to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. An additional background check will be run prior to starting clinical rotations at the end of your second year. Any blemish on the background check may result in dismissal from RVU, failure to be accepted for clinical rotations, not being considered for a residency program, or failure to receive a license to practice medicine. RVU reserves the right to request additional information as needed regarding anything appearing on the background check and is not responsible for consequences occurring as a result of any information contained on any background check.

Select One Yes No *Required

7. If yes, explain completely

8. Add any additional information that you consider pertinent or that you feel will be of benefit as a student or as an osteopathic physician.

Essay Topics ('14-'15)

No limits for these essays:

1. If not currently in school, describe present activity and activity since you were last a full time student. Feel free to include a resume.

2. Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school?

3. Why do you want to become an Osteopathic Physician? * *Required

4. Why do you wish to attend Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine? * *Required

5. What unique characteristics, abilities, or skill will you bring to the college and to the Osteopathic profession? * *Required

6. Have you ever been charged with a criminal offense? All information regarding offenses must be disclosed regardless of adjudication (including juvenile offenses, sealed, expunged or dismissed charges; any charges that are pending; any charges regardless of how much time has elapsed since the incident, etc.). Failure to disclose could result in the revocation of your acceptance to RVU. Further, any incidences occurring after acceptance and prior to matriculation must also be brought immediately to the attention of the Executive Director of Admissions and Marketing. Any incident occurring while you are a student at RVU must be reported immediately to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. An additional background check will be run prior to starting clinical rotations at the end of your second year. Any blemish on the background check may result in dismissal from RVU, failure to be accepted for clinical rotations, not being considered for a residency program, or failure to receive a license to practice medicine. RVU reserves the right to request additional information as needed regarding anything appearing on the background check and is not responsible for consequences occurring as a result of any information contained on any background check.

Select One Yes No *Required

7. If yes, explain completely

8. Add any additional information that you consider pertinent or that you feel will be of benefit as a student or as an osteopathic physician.

Essay Topics ('13-'14)

1. If not currently in school, describe present activity and activity since you were last a full time student. Feel free to submit a resume.

2. Were you employed during the regular school year (excluding summers) while in undergraduate school?

3. Why do you want to become an Osteopathic physician? *

4. Why do you wish to attend Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine? *

5. What unique characteristics, abilities, or skill will you bring to the college and to the Osteopathic profession? *

6. Have you ever been convicted in any state or country of a criminal offense, other than a minor traffic offense, where you have been found guilty by a judge or jury or entered a plea of nolo contender (no contest)? Or have you entered into a plea bargain agreement, or any juvenile offenses, any offenses where the records have been expunged, or any conviction that you are currently appealing, regardless of adjudication?

*Required

7. If yes, explain completely

8. Add any additional information that you consider pertinent or that you feel will be of benefit as a student or as an osteopathic physician.

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