The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is the first medical school in Idaho, and was formed to address the current and growing shortage of physicians in the Mountain West and beyond.

ICOM matriculated its inaugural class in August of 2018. The Class of 2022 is composed of graduates from 97 U.S. colleges and universities, with above average MCAT scores and highly competitive undergraduate grade point averages. These students originate from 29 states with approximately one-third coming from Idaho and ICOM’s five-state region including Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. 

Before ICOM was established, Idaho was the most populous state without a medical school of its own. ICOM was conceived and established to be of sufficient size to attract a well-qualified faculty and student body, as well as to have the technical and other resources necessary to effectively train physicians for 21st Century medicine.