Ground breaking ceremony to take place next week.

The proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) will be hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking on the future site of Idaho’s first college of medicine.
When:              Wednesday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Where:             Adjacent to the Idaho State University, Meridian campus

Who:                Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, Senator Marv Hagadorn, ISU President Art Vailas, ICOM founder and trustee Dan Burrell, ICOM President Tracy Farnsworth, ICOM Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Robert Hasty are some of a long list of distinguished guests who will take part in this historic event.
The public is also invited and encouraged to join the festivities.


Letter from the Dean

Dear IOPA Members,

Thank you so much for your support of the proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM).

As you may know, ICOM is on track to start its first class in August 2018. Idaho currently ranks 49th in terms of physicians per capita and Idaho is currently the most populous state without a medical school of its own. We are excited that the state's first medical school will be an osteopathic medical school and we are thrilled that the tremendous physician needs will be served from the high-quality and caring osteopathic physicians that we will train. 

If you haven't yet visited our website,, I encourage you to do so and check out our Frequently Asked Questions as well as the renderings for the future ICOM. Additionally, if you haven't yet signed up to be a preceptor to teach the next generation of osteopathic physicians, please consider it and sign-up on our website.

Thanks again for your support as well as to the patients that you care for. If you have any questions about ICOM or would like to discuss opportunities, please don't hesitate to email me at or call me at 208-696-ICOM. Be well.


Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP Founding Dean & Chief Academic Officer
Proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine - Applicant Status

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