The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (proposed) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is uniquely designed to train outstanding future physicians. Situated at the base of the Wasatch mountains overlooking the East Bay Golf Course and Utah Lake, students will earn their degree while experiencing everything that Utah county has to offer. Just 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City and half an hour from Sundance Mountain Resort, our innovative, state of the art campus allows our students to be at the center of their own educational experience.
Our mission at Noorda-COM (proposed) is to empower our students with the essential personal and professional skills needed to be competent, confident, and compassionate osteopathic physicians who are dedicated to meeting healthcare challenges within the communities they serve. Our vision is to become a leader in osteopathic medical education through innovative, progressive curricular offerings. We hope to instill values that embrace diversity, foster cultural awareness and ethical leadership, and inspires a servant’s heart towards caring for the poor and needy.
Why Utah County, and in particular why is Provo the right place for the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (proposed)?
The state of Utah is the center of the fastest growing region within the United States, with Utah County at the epicenter of this historical growth of the Intermountain West. Our tech sector is at the heart of this boom within our region, the Wasatch front, now known as the Silicon Slopes. Projections estimate the State of Utah adding 1,000,000 people over the next 15 years with 600,000 of those predicted to reside in Utah County. Together with neighboring Salt Lake County, we will have a population of no less than 3 million in central Utah within an 80-mile radius. We are fortunate to have several strong health systems in our community providing exceptional health care. However, even before this rapid population expansion will have occurred, Utah currently ranks in the bottom 10% of the nation in key physician workforce categories including active physicians. More specifically, Utah is 50th in the nation in primary care.
Noorda-COM (proposed) centers on a set of guiding principles. These allow for all voices to be heard in our decisions, yet remain grounded in our mission, vision, and values. They are the basis of our curricular, pedagogical, and administrative decisions. We, as an institute, hope to never lose sight of learning and never confuse profit for growth. The work of Noorda-COM (proposed) centers around the following nine guiding principles:
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