Faculty Spotlight: Mark Curry, DO

Dr. Mark Curry serves as Associate Professor of Women’s Health at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.

After residency in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Curry entered private practice in Kansas City, MO, and became an Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at University of Health Sciences. While there, he developed skills in advanced laparoscopy and robotic gynecologic surgery. 

Mark moved to Boise in 2013 for an improved family lifestyle. Upon arrival, he became an Obstetrical Hospitalist where he dealt with high-risk pregnancies at a local hospital.

Q: What made you pursue a career in medicine?

A: Nothing really. It wasn’t a conscious decision or something I had an internal debate about. It just always seemed to be the right thing to do.

Q: How did you transition into academia, and what inspired you to work for ICOM?

A: I have been involved with various osteopathic colleges for years, so there was not a real transition for me.

Q: What is your favorite memory from your time in medical school?

A: Too numerous to count but it’s like being in a war… a lot of pressure and traumatic experiences but then you remember it as one of the best times of your life.

Q: What is the best part of your job?

A: Love developing relationships with patients and their families. Delivering a baby is a bonus. 99% pure joy and 1% sheer terror.

Q: What advice do you have for ICOM’s student doctors as they prepare to become physicians? 

A: Set your foot on the path and don’t look back. Develop an understanding that you’re doing this to help people and that your career satisfaction is just a byproduct of your journey.

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