The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is proud to announce that 13 members of its Class of 2023 will continue their medical training in the United States Armed Forces.
Military physicians provide healthcare services to military personnel and their families. They work in a variety of settings, including military hospitals, hospital ships, as well as international medical centers. They may also participate in humanitarian efforts, caring for victims of natural disasters.
“I am proud to announce that 13 of our fourth-year students have matched in the Military Match and will be continuing their education while serving in different branches of the U.S. Military,” said Dr. Kevin Wilson, ICOM’s Interim Dean and Chief Academic Officer. “These students are focused on serving our country while caring for active military members, veterans, and their families. We salute their service and dedication.”
During Match Day, future physicians receive information about where they will complete their post-doctoral specialty training, commonly referred to as a residency. Similar to this process, military medical students participate in their own selection process for programs located at military hospitals, clinics and bases.
ICOM’s future military physicians will soon be practicing medicine within the Army, Air Force and Navy military branches. Their specialties include Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dermatology, Pediatrics, and General Surgery, among others.
The remaining students in ICOM’s Class of 2023 will participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) in March of 2023.