Since its conception, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, or ICOM, has boasted that it will be a game changer for health care in the region.
Take a tour of Idaho's first medical school -- the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
ICOM will be the first medical school in Idaho when it opens in Meridian this summer. The three-story college, next to Idaho State University-Meridian off Interstate 84, will tentatively be complete June 11, two months before the first class of students arrives.
You can see the ICOM building from a mile away, its acronym boldly emblazoned in an upper corner.
Idaho’s first medical school makes an architectural statement alongside Interstate 84 at Locust Grove Road in Meridian. Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer CEO Robert Hasty has equally lofty aspirations.
The ICOM building, located in Meridian is currently being built and is ahead of schedule and under budget. While they were drawing up concepts for the new state of the of the art building, they said a lot of time and energy went into designing a building that would be safe for all students.
Spring marks an exciting time for the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, Idaho’s first medical school. The past several months have been an incredible time, and we have been able to watch our progress as our new home has risen to become the most modern medical school in the nation.
NAMPA — Northwest Nazarene University has signed an agreement with Idaho’s first medical school, slated to open in Meridian in August, to guarantee interview spots for NNU students.
A 480-unit apartment complex planned in Meridian aims to provide housing options for students enrolled in a new medical school.
The Pine 43 apartments are planned for a 27-acre property north of East Pine Avenue and east of Locust Grove Road, according to the application. It is near the new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will open in August for its first class of 150 students.
Legislative budget writers today approved a boost in funding for medical residencies in Idaho next year, exceeding Gov. Butch Otter’s recommendation, but stopping well short of a larger boost requested as part of a new 10-year plan from the state Board of Education for graduate medical education in Idaho. “This is a much more incremental approach,” said Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, who proposed the successful budget motion; it was seconded by Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, and crafted by a working group that also included Reps. Steve Miller, R-Fairfield, and Phylis King, D-Boise. “Given that we have the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine opening this year, we felt it was better to get an incremental start, rather than postponing until next year a very large expense.”