ELEVATING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is rethinking traditional medical education and creating a new, innovative, and unique approach that is ideal for today’s medical students. We empower our students with the essential personal and professional skills needed to become competent, confident, and compassionate osteopathic physicians dedicated to meeting the healthcare challenges of the communities they serve.
The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (Noorda-COM) is partnering with Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, the City of Provo, and the Provo City School District to establish a preventative health outreach program which will provide free, in-school health screenings for elementary-aged children in the greatest need, including those in underrepresented, low-income, and under-resourced communities.
WHITE COAT CEREMONY 2023
The White Coat Ceremony marks the beginning of your journey as a physician. It is a day to celebrate with your family and friends and your Noorda-COM faculty and staff. This event embodies the osteopathic traditions that will allow you to become the competent, confident, and compassionate physician to which you aspire to be.
High Tech Campus
Noorda-COM is rethinking how medical education is taught by building a new, innovative, and unique curricular model that is ideal for the medical students of the 21st century.
At the heart of the curriculum are short, pre-recorded video segments covering defined learning objectives. Students work collaboratively in small groups of 3-8 people in on-campus learning “pods” to accomplish the required content. This curricular model is blended with high-tech laboratory and simulation experiences, which will pioneer medical education.
Given the challenges our nation and world are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this new model allows students to pursue their dreams of becoming a physician in a safe and forward-thinking campus environment that will quickly become the new standard for medical schools across the country.
Watch Drone Footage over Campus here.
Dynamic, Scenic Community
Provo, Utah County, and the surrounding region have endless adventures to offer. From the nearby mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, streams, and trails, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re an avid sports enthusiast or a weekend adventurer, there are ample opportunities for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, and more.
Aside from exploring the beautiful landscape of Utah, there are so many unique experiences you can have here too. Not an outdoorsy person? Not a problem. The Provo and Salt Lake City areas have something to offer for everyone. You could check out the downtown Salt Lake City nightlife, enjoy a comedy club, be a kid again with indoor go-karts, try your hand at axe-throwing, or shop til’ you drop at the mall in Provo, University Place in Orem, or several malls throughout the Salt Lake Valley. The list goes on for all the things that Provo and the surrounding area have for you to experience.
The best part about Provo is that you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything to enjoy the serenity around you. Provo is different from other big cities, it is quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Almost everywhere you turn there are mountains. Not only is it a beautiful place to be, it is a happy place to be. The people are kind and genuine, and the sense of community is strong. So whether you want to go out and enjoy an adventure or stay in your own backyard, Provo, Utah is a great place to be.
Noorda-COM has met/exceeded the standards set in place by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and has been granted pre-accreditation status. At this time, we have been approved by COCA to begin admitting the inaugural class of medical students to begin in 2021.
To file a complaint with the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA):
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
Phone: (312) 202-8124
Student Centric Curriculum
Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (Noorda-COM) curriculum diverges significantly from traditional medical education. Noorda-COM’s blended curricular model pioneers the integration of technology and directed personal guidance, putting students at the center of the medical education experience like no medical school has before.
No scheduled classes and no large classroom lectures
The heart of our curriculum is faculty pre-recorded, short video segments (3 to 7 minutes) covering defined learning objectives. Students engage with core content in small groups (4-12 people) in on-campus learning pods collaboratively accomplishing required content. Groups are able to schedule their own learning times, leading to a great degree of flexibility for the student.
Noorda-COM strives to create an inclusive academic environment with the goal of maximizing student potential. From our curriculum to our building to our faculty and staff, Noorda-COM is creating a new path to success in the medical field. We firmly believe that our strength comes from the talent and dedication of the people working here. We are grateful for each of our valued staff members who bring expertise and commitment that aligns with our mission and values. Noorda-COM has been granted pre-accreditation status and is currently accepting applications and admitting students for Utah’s newest medical school.