Our Latest Project – Welcome Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine!
The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is our newest project sponsor. They are transforming a used shipping container into a medical/dental clinic for Urban Mosaic based outside Mexico City. The container will be built by future doctors from the school. ICOM also plans to use the project to build awareness in their community of their desire to be difference makers in their profession.
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.