residency Bringing Doctors To Idaho's Rural Regions By Richard Copeland • Jun 6, 2018 MOLLY MESSICK / STATEIMPACT IDAHO Listen Listening... / 11:37 Idaho State Representative Mat Erpelding (D-19th) discusses the need for bringing doctors to Idaho's rural communities on Idaho Matters on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. A study by the Association of American Medical Colleges found that only 53% of medical residents stay in the Gem State to practice medicine at the conclusion of their residency. While this is above the national average for in-state retention of doctors, this still makes it difficult to lure licensed medical professionals to Idaho's rural communities. Idaho Matters speaks with State Representative Mat Erpelding about ways to keep doctors in-state and provide quality health care for the state's rural residents. Idaho's First Medical School Prepares For Class By Richard Copeland • May 14, 2018 ICOM Listen Listening... / 22:17 Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine founding dean Robert Hasty discusses growing Idaho's healthcare community with Idaho Matters on Monday, May 14, 2018. The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) will open this summer in Meridian. Idaho's first medical school will begin classes on August 20 with 162 students enrolled and ready to learn.