Apply With Guidance

ICOM is proud to participate in AACOMAS Application, the centralized application service for colleges of osteopathic medicine. All applications to ICOM must come through AACOMAS, but the journey can be complex. ICOM’s admissions team is happy to help through the process, whether you attend ICOM or not. The 2024-2025 Application Cycle opens May 6, 2024.

AACOMAS, Protocols, and Due Dates

You can apply to ICOM directly through AACOMAS. Visit the AACOMAS website for contact information, instructions, and other noteworthy details.

ICOM adheres to the Application Protocol and Admissions Guidelines adopted by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and published in the Choose DO Explorer.

Prospective osteopathic medical students interested in Fall admissions may submit their application through the secure AACOMAS web server. Please be advised that a full AACOMAS application must be e-submitted, completed, and verified by April 1 of that year to be considered for admission.

Admissions Staff

Director of Admissions: Amanda Griswold

Assistant Director of Admissions: Ellie Matthews

Admissions Coordinator: Nikki Irving

Admissions Recruiter: Kyler Cochrane

Admissions Recruiter: Kiana Poole

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.

— Dr. Brian Martin, ICOM Associate Professor of Pathology


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.

— Thomas Auen, Class of 2022


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.

— Kate Buhrke, Class of 2022

Research Lab

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.

— Dr. Jessica Ziebarth, ICOM Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


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.

— Dr. Blaine Maley, ICOM Chair of Anatomy

Anatomy Lab

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.

— James Wendell, Class of 2022


The training I’m receiving at ICOM, coupled with the advanced technology found around campus, are giving me the tools to become the doctor I want to become.

— Sarah Placek, Class of 2022

Clinical Simulations
Portrait of Kiefer Starks, ICOM Class of 2022

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.

— Kiefer Starks, Class of 2022


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.

— Erica Latorre, Class of 2022

  • Osteopathic Medicine Application Service: Those interested in applying to osteopathic medical schools must submit their application through the osteopathic medicine application service, known as AACOMAS.
  • Osteopathic Medical Schools: There are currently 41 accredited osteopathic medical schools in the U.S., delivering instruction at 66 teaching locations in 35 states.
  • Medical School: The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is the only medical school in Idaho. Prior to the establishment of ICOM, Idaho was the most populous state without a medical school of its own.
  • Osteopathic Medical School: ICOM is the first and only osteopathic medical school in Idaho. ICOM offers a 4-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree program.
  • Verification Process: Through its verification process, AACOMAS, the centralized online application service, will verify the information provided in the AACOMAS application.
  • Medical School Application: Your medical school application for consideration into a DO program must be submitted through AACOMAS, the centralized online application service used by all osteopathic medical schools in the U.S.
  • Centralized Online Application Service: The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service, also known as AACOMAS, is the centralized online application service for osteopathic medical schools in the U.S.
  • Application Process: Those interested in applying to an osteopathic medical school must complete the application process through AACOMAS, the centralized online application service used for all osteopathic medical schools in the U.S.
  • Official Transcripts: Through AACOMAS, the centralized online application service for osteopathic medical schools, applicants can submit their official transcripts.
  • Standardized test scores: The Medical College Admission Test, also known as the MCAT, is the standardized test used in medical school admissions as part of the application process.
  • Aacomas personal statement: The AACOMAS personal statement allows applicants to share personal and professional experiences that motivated or encouraged them to pursue a career in medicine.



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