This year’s Admissions Open House took place on September 14th on the Colorado Campus and offered a comprehensive and exciting snapshot of RVU’s programs and resources. Prospective students explored the Colorado campus while participating in a series of interactive demonstrations, activities and information sessions. The open house kicked off with the first-ever Library Expo, hosted by the Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library. Activities included hands-on experience with the library’s entire selection of anatomical models, as well as information booths with special guests that covered topics ranging from point-of-care resources to Medical Humanities.
For those wishing to explore the campus at their own pace, a self-guided tour allowed prospective students to visit rooms, attend sessions that most interested them, and engage with Student Ambassadors offering a unique student perspective. Scheduled throughout the day, information sessions focused on RVU’s three program offerings: The College of Osteopathic Medicine degree program, the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program, and the provisionally accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program. The PA program general information session was particularly well attended, attracting a large number of individuals interested in pursuing a career in one of the fastest growing medical disciplines in the country at a University utilizing an innovative curriculum.
Several interactive demonstrations and labs captured the curiosity of prospective students while showcasing the important resources available at RVU. The self-guided tour allowed visitors access to the Surgical Simulation Center and the Anatomy Lab. Under the supervision of Dr. David Ross, Director of the Rural and Wilderness Track, volunteers were able to simulate general surgery techniques on one of RVU’s Cut Suits®. The main event, however, was the Suture Lab taught by RVU faculty in the Harvey Lab. Over three dozen participants practiced suturing skills on pig’s feet, including tying knots and commonly employed stitches. Other demos included an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine presentation by OPP Fellows and an Ultrasound workshop directed by the RVU Ultrasound Club. Additionally, the Department of Admissions held counseling sessions for interested individuals. RVU’s Southern Utah campus will hold a Pre-Med Open House on Friday, November 2nd from 3 – 7 pm and feature a panel of guest speakers and a campus tour.
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