Meridian Press - New Meridian medical school accepts first student

Meridian - The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine announced 18 students have been accepted into the program. All but one are from Idaho.

The first class for the school, which is under construction now in Meridian, will have 150 students. School officials said applications have exceeded expectations.

Idaho State Journal - Idaho’s first medical school accepts first medical students for its inaugural class

MERIDIAN – The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is pleased to announce that it has accepted its first set of medical students into its inaugural class. The ICOM admissions committee accepted 18 medical students, 17 are from Idaho.

Choteau Acantha: Benefis receives new accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has awarded Benefis Health System in Great Falls with Sponsorship Institution designation. This new accreditation gives Benefis the opportunity to sponsor residency programs that will teach developing physicians who want to be in Montana and are graduates of accredited medical schools.

The Spokesman-Review: Idaho lawmakers mull ambitious plan to address state’s severe doctor shortage

Idaho is severely lacking in doctors, and many of its existing ones are nearing retirement age, Dr. Ted Epperly told lawmakers Wednesday as he presented the state’s new 10-year plan to increase graduate medical education in the state.

“We’re 49th out of 50,” Epperly said, both in the number of doctors per-capita and in the number of medical residents per capita. “This plays out in terms of not having ready access to care, especially in rural and frontier areas across our state.”

Idaho press Tribune - Caldwell Chamber calls for state aid on transportation, education

CALDWELL — Health care costs, transportation along Interstate 84 and behavioral health were among the issues the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce listed as its top legislative priorities.

This was part of a panel discussion at the Chamber’s annual legislative luncheon, held Tuesday. The 2018 legislative session begins on Jan. 8.

Idaho press Tribune - Idaho's new medical school accepting applications

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian is now accepting applications from prospective students.

Officials with Idaho’s first medical school announced the school has moved forward in its pre-accreditation status with the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. That means it can start recruiting students and can remove the word “proposed” from its name.