Our duty as an institution is to populate underserved areas with physicians. I grew up in what today is an underserved community, and have felt that we needed more physicians in Idaho, and ICOM is providing that service.
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
ICOM is dedicated to training high-quality osteopathic physicians prepared to care for people in the Mountain West region and beyond with an emphasis on rural, underserved areas. ICOM was conceived and established to attract a well-qualified faculty and student body, as well as to have the technical and other resources necessary to effectively train physicians for 21st Century medicine.
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine strives to be the nation's leader in training caring and expert osteopathic physicians. Interested in learning what makes ICOM different? Here are a few facts to get you started.
- 780+ Preceptor Faculty
- 163 Affiliations with Hospitals/Health Systems
- 100% Apple-Based Campus
- 162 Students per Class
For students interested in pursuing research, I would say test the waters, like I did. Especially if you don't know what you want or what you're looking for, take every opportunity — anything that can get you involved.
Research is really important. Maybe people haven’t had the greatest introduction to it, but it can be really worthwhile with the right mentor and with a project that you’re passionate about.
Academic medicine dares you to do better, learn more, and to provide the best evidence-based care for your patients. I enjoy new perspectives from medical students, and how it challenges me to examine why I do the things I do.
I’ve really never worked with a more dedicated, open-minded, and hard-working group of faculty and staff. The anatomy team works hard to make sure our student-doctors are receiving the best anatomy education possible.
I was drawn to ICOM as I could continue to work towards a career I enjoy, while living in the state which I have called home for the past 25 years. The friendliness of the professors and staff when I first stepped foot on campus made ICOM the right choice for me.
At ICOM, I’m learning about treatment that goes beyond the symptoms. At the same time, Idaho has a need for physicians, and I’m looking forward to making a difference in the Mountain West region.
As an Idaho native, ICOM instills a deep sense of pride and excitement. I am able to pursue my passion for learning and practicing medicine near my family and friends, in a community that is truly my home.
Events, News & Research
The Office of Admissions at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) hosted its annual Accepted Students Day on Friday, Nov. 10. This event invites…
Are you wondering about ICOM’s Clinical Rotations? We are hosting a virtual session with ICOM’s Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Bridger, titled “Clinical Rotations…