New Dean Chosen to Lead the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Following an extensive, nationwide search, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Wilson, DO, FACOI, FACP as its new Dean and Chief Academic Officer, effective immediately.

Dr. Wilson has served as ICOM’s Interim Dean and Chief Academic Officer since August of 2022, and as the College’s founding Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs since 2017. Under Dr. Wilson’s leadership, 100% and 99.3% of ICOM’s Classes of 2022 and 2023, respectively, secured post-graduate residency positions across 20 specialties in 40 states throughout the nation. Additionally, Dr. Wilson played an integral role in securing the College’s clinical affiliation sites, while advancing its commitment to grow residency programs across Idaho.

Kevin Wilson, DO, FACOI, FACP

“Dr. Wilson has distinguished himself as a collaborative, empathetic and results-oriented leader,” said Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth, ICOM President. “He has also won the confidence and respect of his colleagues and peers for building a high-quality network of physician preceptors that has enabled ICOM students to thrive during their third- and fourth-year clinical rotations. Much of the College’s success over the past five years may be appropriately attributed to Dr. Wilson’s leadership.”

Dr. Wilson received his B.S. in biology from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan before graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He completed his internship and Internal Medicine residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in Highland Park, Michigan.

Dr. Wilson practiced inpatient and outpatient Internal Medicine from 1992-2017 in Cottonwood, Arizona at Verde Valley Medical Center. There, he developed the center’s Internal Medicine residency and served as the Director of Medical Education and Program Director.

“I am honored to be chosen for this role and look forward to working with the outstanding team of faculty, staff, and administration at ICOM,” said Dr. Wilson. “Thank you to the entire ICOM community for their work and support in the past six years. I am excited to move ahead with such a wonderful team.”

The appointment of Dr. Wilson comes after a comprehensive search that sought feedback from well-respected leaders in the osteopathic medical community, ICOM academic and administrative leaders and students, as well as key stakeholders in the Idaho medical/health care community. The search process focused on candidates who could fulfill the mission of ICOM to produce high-quality physicians for Idaho and beyond, with an emphasis on primary care for medically underserved areas.

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