A recent Associated Press review revealed the 78 new medical residency positions promised by the proposed osteopathic medical school in Idaho do not yet exist. Furthermore, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education denied “sponsoring institution” status to Benefis Health Systems, the proposed employer of all 78 proposed residents.
None of this should be interpreted as permanently damaging to the proposed DO school. It’s quite possible the ACGME could later approve these positions and the school could become a huge success for Idaho and its students. (We certainly hope that comes to fruition!) However, we do want to stress the extreme importance of fully researching target schools and ensuring one is making the most informed possible decision about the very significant investment a medical school education represents.
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