Campus Update on COVID-19

Campus Update on COVID-19

In keeping with state and federal recommendations, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) will continue distance operations until at least May 1, 2020.  ICOM moved from in-person instruction to online classes effective Monday, March 16, and continuing until further notice, due to the progression of COVID-19. Furthermore, all face-to-face educational instruction — including standardized … Read More
Deep cleaning underway at ICOM campus

Deep cleaning underway at ICOM campus

As the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine closes its campus to students, faculty and staff — with exception granted for essential employees — no person has proven to be more essential than the college’s Day Porter, Shari Widaman. A one-woman powerhouse, Widaman alone is responsible for ensuring the 94,000 square foot facility looks immaculate and … Read More
Clinical Spotlight: Rodney Bates, DO

Clinical Spotlight: Rodney Bates, DO

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine employs a diverse team of clinical faculty. These physician-educators have expertise in educational theory and practice, as well as hands-on teaching. While all of ICOM’s clinical faculty continue providing health care when not in the classroom, the progression of the novel coronavirus shows just how instrumental our faculty members … Read More
ICOM student delivers medical supplies donated to St. Luke’s

ICOM student delivers medical supplies donated to St. Luke’s

Student Doctor Lei Ye, a first-year medical student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) and active member of the Idaho Chinese Organization (ICO), helped to deliver masks, gloves and other supplies to help health care providers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faculty Spotlight: Lora Bennett, MD

Faculty Spotlight: Lora Bennett, MD

Dr. Lora Bennett serves as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Bennett grew up outside of Chicago, IL and attended Valparaiso University for her baccalaureate degree in Nursing/Biology with a Chemistry minor. She completed her medical school training with the military at the Uniformed Services University of the … Read More
Student-doctors head to the statehouse for ‘ICOM Day at the Capitol’

Student-doctors head to the statehouse for ‘ICOM Day at the Capitol’

Student-doctors at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, alongside President Tracy Farnsworth and Dean Thomas Mohr, connected with Idaho legislators during ‘ICOM Day at the Capitol’ on Monday, March 9. Organized by ICOM’s chapter of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), the group spoke with local legislators about graduate medical education, health care issues, student … Read More
Faculty Spotlight: Marlin Trainer, DO

Faculty Spotlight: Marlin Trainer, DO

Dr. Marlin Trainer is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at ICOM. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and has been practicing in the Treasure Valley for almost 20 years, taking care of the great, and not-so-great, people that come visit him in the ER. He does use OMM in the Emergency Department to occasionally … Read More
Faculty Spotlight: Mark Slivkoff, PhD

Faculty Spotlight: Mark Slivkoff, PhD

Dr. Mark Slivkoff serves as Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Physiology at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon completion of his undergraduate coursework at the University of California-Riverside, Dr. Slivkoff began his graduate studies in physiology in the Department of Biology at New Mexico State University.  After receiving his doctorate in comparative animal … Read More