Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine holds ribbon cutting

Posted at 10:17 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 00:26:12-04

Idaho's first medical school, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated its opening and inaugural class with a ribbon cutting. 

The first class of 162 students have been attending courses since August 20th. 

One of those students with dreams of becoming a doctor says she is excited to be a part of that inaugural class. 

"Being able to lay the foundation for the classes that come after us and really shape what the future of medicine will look like in the state of Idaho is an incredible weight, but it's an incredible opportunity and one that I'm so delighted to be a part of," said Erika Olsen, ICOM student. 

ICOM has an agreement with Idaho State University which will allow students and staff to use the university's anatomy and physiology laboratories. 

Students will spend the first two years of their training on campus and then they will spend the next two years doing clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals at five nearby states.