Responding to studies showing medical students are more likely to be affected by depression than the general public, The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) in association with the Student Osteopathic Medical Association launched a Mental Health Awareness Task Force (MHATF) in the fall of 2015 to bring theContinue Reading

Founders of the proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) unveiled an architectural rendering of the medical school building and marked the construction site with flags during a news conference Nov. 8 at the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center. Idaho Governor  C.L. “Butch” Otter joined Founding Dean and ChiefContinue Reading

Marc Cote, DO has been promoted to the position of Asst. Dean for Clinical Education for PNWU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cote had been serving as associate professor in internal medicine, the chief of internal medicine, and the chair of clinical medicine. Dr. Cote will continue to teach onContinue Reading

Idaho’s proposed osteopathic medical school has been criticized for being a for-profit organization, but a recent article in Idaho State Journal discusses some advantages. For example, for-profit schools do not use taxpayer money and is another way to get healthcare into rural communities. Dean of the proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr.Continue Reading

More than a de-stress technique, Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM) students are learning yoga in medical school. Yoga practice helps students kinesthetically learn anatomy and how to incorporate stress-reduction techniques into their studies. Interested in this unique learning perspective? Read the article in The DO here.

Idaho Business Review shares their May 2016 interview with Dr. Robert Hasty regarding the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) opening in 2018. Dr. Hasty discusses topics such as the decision to establish the school in Idaho, the investors of the project, and likely applicants to the school. Read all of his responses here at

Author Matt DeBow of the Lebanon Express shares an interview with Western University COMP-Northwest fourth year medical student Jason Sharp. Jason explains his decision to pursue osteopathic medicine, the challenges of medical school, and how he feels welcome and at home at Western University in Lebanon, Oregon. Read more detailsContinue Reading

NWOMF would like to extend a profound congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Mudge-Schumacher, DO for receiving the Outstanding Preceptor Award from her Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (Yakima) students!!! Dr. Schumacher is a practicing OBGYN in Fairbanks, Alaska and her recognition was posted on Fairbanks’ News-Miner online blog.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) in Yakima, Washington has just listed an opening for the position of Assistant Dean for Clinical Education (ADCE). The ADCE is “responsible to assist the Associate Dean for Clinical Education in managing the personnel and administrative operations of the Office of Clinical Education andContinue Reading

The proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is scheduled to break ground in February of 2017, and is projected to provide an economic stimulus for the area. In a recent article in the Idaho State Journal, founding dean Robert Hasty stated that the “…economic impact for the state will be about $54 million annuallyContinue Reading

Did you know Idaho has been trying to establish a medical school for twenty years? They’ve finally succeeded, but a recent article in Idaho Business Review discusses the potential pros and cons of Idaho’s future for-profit osteopathic medical school. Although benefits of the school include an improvement in local economy and healthcare,Continue Reading