It’s that time of year again: flu shot time. Students at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine are helping keep the community healthy.
Idaho State University-Meridian has changed the game for health care education in Idaho, ISU President Kevin Satterlee said Tuesday at the campus’ 10-year anniversary party.
An innovative renovation project in Twin Falls was revealed as the Top Project of the Year at the Idaho Business Review’s 15th annual Top Projects awards on Sept. 19.
For more than 100 years, the white coat has been a symbol of the physician. Student doctors attending the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine took their first steps into the medical profession Friday during the White Coat Ceremony at the Boise Centre East.
When it comes to hospice and palliative services, the focus is on care, not cures. However, as the nation continues to face a doctor shortage, those services could potentially be threatened.
Students at Idaho’s first medical school spend the first two years learning from textbooks. Years three and four are spent out in the field, doing clinical rotations.
Earlier this year, the nonprofit Mental Health America found that Idaho had the third-highest rate of mental illness and substance abuse in the country and ranked 39th for its access to mental health care.
he state is struggling to keep up with the community’s medical needs and the rest of the country, ranking 49th in the number of physicians and 46th in the number of primary care physicians.
A doctor and associate dean with a San Antonio medical school was chosen to lead Idaho’s medical school in Meridian, which opened last year. After a nationwide search, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine board named Dr. Thomas Mohr as dean and chief academic advisor, effective Oct. 21. Mohr will replace founding dean Dr. Robert Hasty, who left earlier this year to help open the Kansas Health Science Center.
Idaho’s first medical school has a new leader. Thomas Mohr, D.O., has been named chief academic officer and dean of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, the college announced Aug. 7. Dr. Mohr succeeds Dr. Robert Hasty, a doctor of osteopathy, who left the school in June to be the founding dean and chief academic officer of a new osteopathic medical school in Kansas.