New Student Orientation is your opportunity to become familiar with the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) and learn about what your experience as a medical student will entail. New student doctors will receive a thorough overview of the next four years at ICOM including: meeting faculty and staff, an overview of available resources and an overview the curriculum.  Attendance at all portions of orientation is required.

Orientation for the incoming class of 2022 will occur August 15, 2018 to August 17, 2018 on the ICOM campus. Additional information will be sent to each student as the date approaches.


White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for medical students as they are introduced to the world of medicine. It was established by Dr. Arnold P Gold and first took place in 1993 at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is now part of most medical schools’ orientations. The goal of the White Coat Ceremony is for students to understand the importance of the oath they are taking as future physicians and to commemorate the entrance into medical school.

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony will be held on Friday, September 21st in the Boise Center East. Family and friends are invited to attend the event.

Notification will be sent to students with specific event details and directions on how to get fitted for the White Coat. Dress for the White Coat Ceremony is professional in nature and should follow the dress code policy found in the student handbook.

Directions and Transportation information for the Boise Center East is located at

Boise Center East is located in Downtown Boise. Parking information is located on the Downtown Boise website.

Academic Handbook and Honor Code

As an incoming medical student, it is important to review and be familiar with the Academic Handbook. This will be your guide to school policies, expectations and requirements. Included in the Academic Handbook is the Honor Code.