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December 5, 2017

Idaho's first med school on track to open next year

  • The $34 million building is 94,000 square feet and will have about 110 work spaces.

    MERIDIAN, Idaho — Idaho's first medical school is inching closer to its August 2018 finish line by hiring critical faculty members, developing programs and constructing facilities. The school is expected to help with Idaho's physician shortage.

    Construction of the privately funded, for-profit Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is ahead of schedule and set to be finished in the spring, according to KTVB-TV . The proposed medical school has pre-accreditation status and is expected to be officially accredited before the end of the year, which means they can start recruiting 150 students to fill their first graduating class.

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