tracks & special programs department
The Tracks and Special Programs Department provides and administrates a variety of curricular programs that are offered to all RVU students aimed at enhancing the core curriculum. Currently this department offers 7 three and half year Tracks in the following subject areas; Academic Medicine and Leadership, Digital Health, Global Medicine, Long Term Care, Rural & Wilderness Medicine, Physician Scientist, and Urban Underserved.
Single semester Elective courses are also offered during the year, which cover topics such as Humanities in Medicine, Medical Spanish, Practical Medicine, and Global Medical Outreach. The department continues to develop additional learning opportunities for all RVU students. All students in good academic standing as per the student handbook are eligible to apply to/enroll in these courses.
ALL COURSES OFFERED BY THE TRACKS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT ARE CURRICULAR AND CREDITED AND AS SUCH, THEY ARE INCLUDED AT NO ADDITIONAL COST - except for global travel costs.
Are you military or considering military? Check out the MILITARY MEDICINE PROGRAM here.
We provide students with optional, credit earning courses that cover topics beyond that of the regular core curriculum.
Department Admins: firstname.lastname@example.org - as a group
Colorado: Becky Steenburg, email@example.com
Utah: Judy Simmons, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Chair: Dr. Camille Bentley DO, MPH, FACOFP: at email@example.com - Colorado Campus, Pod B
President, Hands for Health Foundation, Aurora, CO.www.handsforhealthfoundation.org
Vice-Chair, Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital, www.kilimanjaromissionhospital.org
Use this to get approval for extra credit in your track.
View this email from Dr. Bentley for details.
TRACK STUDENTS - Use this link to complete the form for your track.
Tracks are open to second semester first year students and run through the remainder of their education.
Academic Medicine & Leadership - UT currently and potentially adding CO as a cross-campus cohort
Dr. David Park firstname.lastname@example.org, emeritus
Dr. Clyde Jensen email@example.com
Dr. Heather Ferrill firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Health - cross-campus as one cohort
Dr. Cole Zanetti email@example.com
Dr. Regan Stiegmann firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Medicine - CO and UT, separately
Dr. Camille Bentley - email@example.com
Dr. Vickie Roettger - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mark Wardle - email@example.com
Rural & Wilderness Medicine - CO and UT, separately
Dr. Dave Ross - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Andy Nigh - email@example.com
Dr. Thomas Bigham - firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Term Care Medicine - Utah only
Dr. David Crimin email@example.com
Physician-Scientist - CO and UT, separately
Dr. Rebecca Ryznar - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Amanda Brooks - email@example.com
Urban Underserved - Colorado Only
Dr. Jean Bouquet firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jen Fisher email@example.com
Electives are open to all students, from any program who are in good standing. Course offerings may change due to enrollment, location, or fluency (Medical Spanish). Please understand that as we add new courses, we may not be able to run every course every semester.
To register for an elective, email the course director. They will work on filling their classes and when their roster is finalized, they will work with the Registrar to get students officially enrolled.
Graphic Novels & Medicine
Dr. George firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Medicine
Ms. Fisher - email@example.com
Dr. Elizabeth George - firstname.lastname@example.org
Medicine in Film
Dr. An Dang - email@example.com
Mr. Joe Richard - firstname.lastname@example.org
A couple of new electives are also in the works ... stay tuned!
Medical Spanish Elective -
Mark Wardle, DO, email@example.com
Thomas Bigham, DO firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundamentals of East Asian Medicine Elective -
Keith Bodrero, DO email@example.com
Janene Borandi, DACM firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE - Registration begins in mid-September and mid-January