Middle schoolers interested in medicine visit ICOM

Posted at 4:08 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2020-02-19 11:15:23-05

BOISE — These middle schoolers are certainly getting a head start on their med school applications.

I'm hoping to become a physicians assistant," said 7th grader Solee Kirk.

Twenty-eight kids visited ICOM for a hands-on experience learning about the human body. Being that ICOM is the only medical school in Idaho, this is one of the only opportunities to see those in their potential future careers in action this close to home.

"I feel like coming here it's kind of brought what I want to do a little closer," said 7th grader Ripley Scales.

Ripley is steering herself towards a career in physical therapy, and today's interactive lecture made her feel a step ahead of the game.

"I'm also hoping to just learn all around about medical stuff because I find it fascinating even if I can't really stand the gory stuff," said Scales.

ICOM offers student tours every week for potential students and starting younger means more planning time for the future generation of doctors.

"We're super excited to have them here representing the youth of Idaho and their interest in becoming physicians one day," said Hasty.