Speaking on Business: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is Idaho's first medical school, dedicated to training physicians in all areas of medicine.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
An important focus in the medical world today is an osteopathic doctor, or fully-licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine, from family practice to surgery. This is a versatile discipline, and it’s the fastest-growing segment of physicians. Starting next week, Idaho will contribute to educating in this field when they open the state’s first medical school, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian.
The inaugural class for the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, or ICOM, begins Aug. 20 with 162 students to prepare them to care for patients in states like Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and North and South Dakota. An osteopathic doctor can be a great addition to any medical team but are critical in rural areas. Founding Dean Dr. Robert Hasty says one of the major goals for ICOM is to address the physician shortage in the Gem State.
ICOM is housed in a $34 million state-of-the-art facility that beautiful and energy efficient, with LED lighting. The college is growing so fast, they’ve increased from 12 employees a year ago to 75 this year, with 200 adjunct and affiliated faculty, who are current medical providers. Come check it out for yourself when the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine holds their ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 5.
Visit online at www.idahocom.org.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
1401 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642