Rocky Vista University (RVU) has appointed David J. Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, as vice president and founding dean of the proposed Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine, effective July 1, 2021.
Dr. Park currently serves as the vice president and dean of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Southern Utah (RVUCOM-SU). He joined RVU in 2015 and has led the successful development of the additional location campus in Ivins, UT. His passion is in teaching and developing future leaders for the osteopathic profession and he has developed the Academic Medicine and Leadership Track at RVUCOM-SU.
“We look forward to Dr. Park’s continued leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence as we embark upon this new and exciting chapter in our growth,” said Clinton E. Adams, DO, FACHE, President of RVU. “The proposed Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine will be a branch campus of [RVU] with hopes to matriculate its Inaugural Class in July of 2023.”
Dr. Park is currently involved in various leadership roles at the national level. He serves as the vice president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the largest specialty organization in the osteopathic profession. He also serves as a site evaluator for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and is a member of the Bureau of Osteopathic Education (BOE) for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). In 2020, Dr. Park was the recipient of the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) Innovation in Medical Education Award from AACOM.
Read more about Dr. Park's new role in the RVUCOM press release.