Our Mission

The mission of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is to train osteopathic physicians prepared to care for persons in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and beyond.


Our Vision

The vision of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is to be the nation’s leader in training caring and expert osteopathic physicians in support of our mission.


Our Values

With these five values, ICOM is committed to the success and well-being of our students, employees, healthcare partners and the community toward improving healthcare delivery and outcomes in our region and beyond.


ICOM is committed to student success by nurturing a respectful, challenging, collaborative, and diverse environment that promotes critical thinking and instills a passion for active, life-long learning toward skillful and competent medical practice.


ICOM fosters a community of collaboration through efficient and transparent communication, compassion, mutual respect, integrity, and trust in a safe and encouraging environment that embraces individuality, inclusion, and diversity.


The tenets of osteopathy are embodied in the ICOM culture with a unified connection of mind, body, and spirit in our considerations of self-care, work-life balance, educational pursuits, and community engagement.


As ICOM ambassadors, our interactions demonstrate professionalism through our words and actions which encompass empathy, compassion, cultural competence, respect, diversity, integrity, and accountability.


ICOM pursues excellence through its commitment to its Mission and Values as mindful stewards of our constituents, curriculum, finances, culture, and community partners.

Strategic Objectives

The College’s educational goals focus on positioning ICOM to be the nation’s leader in training caring and expert osteopathic physicians, which include:

  1. Educate osteopathic medical students in the art and science of osteopathic medicine using the most current research in clinical and biomedical sciences.
  2. Recruit and graduate osteopathic medical students who are committed to serving in areas throughout Idaho, the region and beyond.
  3. Provide osteopathic clinical service.
  4. Develop postgraduate training programs in collaboration with other institutions.
  5. Contribute to the fund of osteopathic medical knowledge through educational, scientific and clinical research and other scholarly activity.
  6. Prepare osteopathic medical students for achievement in successful graduation, COMLEX-USA licensure exams, and graduate medical education placement.

We will also work to strengthen the college’s leadership and personnel, governance, physical, financial, IT, communications, legal/compliance, and other support systems to further enable achievement of these strategic objectives.


Strategic Plan