This week, Legislators toured the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM), Idaho’s first and only medical school. Located in Meridian, Idaho, ICOM’s vision is to be a leader in training expert osteopathic physicians, developing postgraduate training programs, and contributing through educational, scientific, and clinical research. Graduates earn a valuable degree and opportunities in job placement.
Student acceptance into ICOM’s medical program is highly competitive with the college receiving 3500 applications to fill 162 spots. The cost of tuition in osteopathic medicine is slightly less than a traditional medical program. The four-year medical program offers students 200+ hours more curriculum than traditional medical students. ICOM emphasizes their hands-on training program, incorporating a holistic approach with modern-day medicine. Within the first ten years of operation the college projects to make a half billion dollar impact in Idaho and to produce a new generation of doctors to serve Idaho’s communities.