About this Project
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is Idaho’s first medical school! The first class of 162 students started instruction in September 2018. The students view the collaboration with HoLH as an opportunity to serve while developing skills critical to holistic care – ICOM’s mission is to train competent and caring physicians to support the healthcare needs of those living in rural areas.
Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medicine. Students are trained to look at the whole person. Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) use all the knowledge, skills, tools, and technology available in modern medicine, with the added benefits of a holistic philosophy and emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.