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.
Apply with Guidance
ICOM is proud to participate in AACOMAS, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.