The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) welcomed its sixth cohort of student doctors to campus on Monday, July 24, for the start of the 2023-24 academic year.
The Class of 2027 consists of 162 students from across the country — including 47 Idahoans, and 64 matriculants from ICOM’s five-state target region including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.
“Idaho and this region continue to face an acute and growing shortage of physicians, and we know that many of these student doctors will one day return to practice medicine here,” said Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth, ICOM President.
ICOM’s sixth cohort is academically strong, with an average GPA of 3.6 and an average MCAT score of 506.
“The Class of 2027 brings with them not only quality academic backgrounds, but diverse experiences and perspectives that will enhance the culture of the ICOM campus and lead them to become empathetic, caring and competent physicians,” said Amanda Griswold, Director of Admissions at ICOM. “It has been a privilege to walk with these students through a rigorous admissions process and we are excited for the ICOM Class of 2027 to begin their medical journey. We look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have on our community and the communities they serve in the future.”
ICOM’s Class of 2027 is participating in New Student Orientation July 24-27. Orientation week will culminate with a White Coat Ceremony on July 28 — a rite of passage for first-year osteopathic medical students. The ceremony signifies a commitment to the osteopathic profession and patient care. The first day of classes for the 2023-2024 school year begin on Monday, July 31.