OUR GOALS

The College’s educational goals focus on positioning ICOM to be the nation’s leader in training caring and expert osteopathic physicians, which include:

  1. Educate osteopathic medical students in the art and science of osteopathic medicine using the most current research in clinical and biomedical sciences.
  2. Recruit and graduate osteopathic medical students who are committed to serving in areas throughout Idaho, the region and beyond.
  3. Provide osteopathic clinical service.
  4. Develop postgraduate training programs in collaboration with other institutions.
  5. Contribute to the fund of osteopathic medical knowledge through educational, scientific and clinical research and other scholarly activity.
  6. Prepare osteopathic medical students for achievement in successful graduation, COMLEX-USA licensure exams, and graduate medical education placement.

Our duty as an institution is to populate underserved areas with physicians. I grew up in what today is an underserved community, and have felt that we needed more physicians in Idaho, and ICOM is providing that service.

— Dr. Brian Martin, ICOM Associate Professor of Pathology

About

For students interested in pursuing research, I would say test the waters, like I did. Especially if you don't know what you want or what you're looking for, take every opportunity — anything that can get you involved.

— Thomas Auen, Class of 2022

Admissions

Research is really important. Maybe people haven’t had the greatest introduction to it, but it can be really worthwhile with the right mentor and with a project that you’re passionate about.

— Kate Buhrke, Class of 2022

Research Lab

Academic medicine dares you to do better, learn more, and to provide the best evidence-based care for your patients. I enjoy new perspectives from medical students, and how it challenges me to examine why I do the things I do.

— Dr. Jessica Ziebarth, ICOM Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Curriculum

I’ve really never worked with a more dedicated, open-minded, and hard-working group of faculty and staff. The anatomy team works hard to make sure our student-doctors are receiving the best anatomy education possible.

— Dr. Blaine Maley, ICOM Chair of Anatomy

Anatomy Lab

I was drawn to ICOM as I could continue to work towards a career I enjoy, while living in the state which I have called home for the past 25 years. The friendliness of the professors and staff when I first stepped foot on campus made ICOM the right choice for me.

— James Wendell, Class of 2022

Faculty & Staff

The training I’m receiving at ICOM, coupled with the advanced technology found around campus, are giving me the tools to become the doctor I want to become.

— Sarah Placek, Class of 2022

Clinical Simulations

At ICOM, I’m learning about treatment that goes beyond the symptoms. At the same time, Idaho has a need for physicians, and I’m looking forward to making a difference in the Mountain West region.

— Kiefer Starks, Class of 2022

Mission

As an Idaho native, ICOM instills a deep sense of pride and excitement. I am able to pursue my passion for learning and practicing medicine near my family and friends, in a community that is truly my home.

— Erica Latorre, Class of 2022

Admissions