Applicability of Program Policies

All program policies apply to all physician assistant students, principal faculty, and the program director, regardless of location, except where clinical site policies conflict with program policies, in which event students, principal faculty, and the program director will be expected to comply with the clinical site’s policies; however, despite any given clinical site’s mandates on dress code or identification, students must always wear their school-issued student identification badge. The identification badge requirement is in addition to any clinical site requirements regarding site-specific identification.


All Physician Assistant students will be required to adhere to Rocky Vista University policies as stated in the RVU Student Handbook and Catalog. The RVU Student Handbook and Catalog, which includes the Rocky Vista University Physician Assistant Program (“Program”) policies applicable to PA students, does not constitute a contract with the Program, either express or implied. The Program reserves the right at any time to change, delete, or add to any of the program-specific provisions at its sole discretion. The Program is responsible for ensuring that all program policies, procedures, and expectations are timely and effectively communicated to all students. The Program will inform students of policies, procedures, and expectations via the RVU Student Handbook and Catalog, the program website, orientation sessions, and student meetings or class sessions, when appropriate. Any change or update to an existing policy, procedure, or expectation shall immediately be published in the appropriate place and students shall immediately be notified of the change and where the change can be found and reviewed.

Furthermore, the provisions of this document are designed by the Program to serve as firm guidelines rather than absolute rules, and exceptions may be made based on extenuating circumstances.