Young Doctor’s Program
5th Grade students have an exciting opportunity this year! Our school has been selected to partner with Rocky Vista University (RVU), the 2nd year medical school in Ivins. This partnership allows 5th grade students to participate in the Young Doctor’s Program. What this means is that up to 30 5th grade students from Diamond Valley Elementary have the opportunity to go to RVU on a school bus every other Friday for the spring semester (January – May). Each time they travel to RVU, our “Young Doctors” from DVES will be instructed on different parts of the human body by student doctors at RVU. On the alternate weeks that our DVES students don’t travel to RVU, they will have the opportunity to engage in an additional genius hour related to the medical field and become the expert on their own chosen topic. They will then present their learning to the rest of the Young Doctors at DVES. At the culmination of this semester long project, the young doctors will graduate in their own white coat graduation ceremony that will be held at RVU; parents, grandparents, etc. will be invited to attend. We are looking forward to graduating our first group of Young Doctors at Diamond Valley Elementary!