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  • #51296

    Hello everyone!

    There are currently efforts in Idaho and Montana to open new medical schools and help alleviate their physician shortages. (Montana claims one third of its doctors are 60 or older and likely to retire within the next several years.) Right now, Idaho is considering a cooperative medical program that would somehow partner with all of the state’s public universities and colleges (there are four 4-year schools and four more 2-year schools) and Montana is looking at a for-profit osteopathic school that would partner with Montana State University to provide the med students with access to services such as libraries and fitness centers.

    On the heels of the opening of the medical school at Washington State, it’s looking like we could be witnessing the end of the WWAMI. (Montana and Idaho don’t believe the WWAMI is producing enough new doctors to meet their health care needs.)

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    #51310

    Hello everyone!

    Just a brief update that Neal Simon, president of Manipal Education Americas, said in a statement this morning his company was no longer looking to open a medical school in Missoula or anywhere else in Montana. Many in Montana are still hopeful a new medical school will open within the next five years which would give the state a nice economic boost while also alleviating its severe physician shortage.

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    #51357

    Scott Rodriguez
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    I dont’ think it was ever realistic to think Washington would train all those states doctors forever

    #51500

    Hello everyone!

    Idaho officially approved the state’s first medical school yesterday. The proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine will be a privately funded for-profit medical school. It could eventually graduate up to 150 new doctors a year and is supposed to help ease the doctor shortage in rural areas of the state. It will be affiliated with Idaho State University at its Meridian campus.

    There is still much that needs to happen before this becomes a reality. Noticeably absent from the early discussions was the 2,500 member strong Idaho Medical Association and there are concerns that a lack of Idaho residencies for this proposed school could just make Idaho a net exporter of new doctors. The new school is estimated to create 90 new jobs with an average salary of approximately $90,000.

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    #52140

    Hello everyone!

    Just an update that the proposed for-profit osteopathic school in Idaho may have to delay its opening a year if the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation does not grant it preliminary accreditation this month. The school can’t legally break ground on construction until it has the accreditation status. This delay would create a domino effect of sorts as related projects such as Idaho State’s proposed $3 million expansion of their anatomy and physiology laboratory. (The new DO school is planning to fund and use the lab.)

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    #52202

    Hello everyone!

    The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, or ICOM, did earn the necessary pre-accreditation necessary to undertake construction. Groundbreaking is scheduled for May 17 and, when completed, it will be Idaho’s first medical school.

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