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ICOM names new interim dean

Posted: 11:02 AM, May 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-06 13:02:02-04

MERIDIAN — The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian has named Dr. Kevin Wilson as new Interim Dean, following the resignation of Founding Dean Dr. Robert Hasty last week.

ICOM’s Board of Trustees has commissioned the search for a new Dean prior to the start of the 2019-20 academic year, which begins Aug. 5.

“Dr. Wilson understands ICOM on many levels and has already played a key role in the success of the school from its formation until today,” said ICOM President Dr. Tracy Farnsworth. “He stood out as a natural fit to lead as Interim Dean while a nationwide search is conducted for a permanent dean.”

For the past two years, Kevin Wilson has served as Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for ICOM, helping to secure the school’s 35 clinical affiliation sites, while advancing growth in the school’s residency programs across Idaho. “I am honored to have been chosen for this position,” Wilson said.

Wilson received his B.S. in biology from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan before graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He completed his internship and Internal Medicine residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in Highland Park, Michigan.

Dr. Wilson practiced inpatient and outpatient Internal Medicine from 1992-2017 in Cottonwood, Arizona at Verde Valley Medical Center. There, he developed the center’s Internal Medicine residency and served as the Director of Medical Education and
Program Director.

Hasty announced Friday that will leave Idaho’s first medical school to help lead the creation of a new osteopathic medical school, which will soon be announced.

(Photo courtesy: ICOM)