Post-Register - Mental health resources expanding slowly in eastern Idaho

Earlier this year, the nonprofit Mental Health America found that Idaho had the third-highest rate of mental illness and substance abuse in the country and ranked 39th for its access to mental health care.

Meridian Press - New dean named for Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian

A doctor and associate dean with a San Antonio medical school was chosen to lead Idaho’s medical school in Meridian, which opened last year. After a nationwide search, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine board named Dr. Thomas Mohr as dean and chief academic advisor, effective Oct. 21. Mohr will replace founding dean Dr. Robert Hasty, who left earlier this year to help open the Kansas Health Science Center.

Idaho Business Review - Osteopathic medical school names new dean

Idaho’s first medical school has a new leader. Thomas Mohr, D.O., has been named chief academic officer and dean of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, the college announced Aug. 7. Dr. Mohr succeeds Dr. Robert Hasty, a doctor of osteopathy, who left the school in June to be the founding dean and chief academic officer of a new osteopathic medical school in Kansas.

Meridian Press - Idaho medical school wraps up first year, takes first steps toward accreditation

Idaho’s first medical school wrapped up its inaugural year last week, with a class of 162 students. The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine opened in Meridian last year with a goal of filling the doctor shortage in Idaho.