Noorda-COM is actively engaged in strategic planning, which is an on-going process. The 2019-2023 Noorda-COM Strategic Plan is available here.
Welcome to the Future of Medical School
Our mission at Noorda-COM 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.
Right Place at the Right Time
All the ingredients needed to create this unique medical education opportunity are in place: Utah has high-quality healthcare; there is an entrepreneurial and open-mindedness within the business community, and Utah has some of the best and brightest undergraduate students who want to become physicians.
However, Utah continually ranks among the lowest states in the country for physicians to population and remains a net exporter of medical students who leave the state to pursue their medical education.
Utah is also the center of the fastest-growing region in the United States and Utah County is at the epicenter of this historic growth. Business leaders know that having high-quality medical education for their employees coming to Utah will be critically important. If left unaddressed, given the rapidly growing population, these staggering national rankings will only worsen.
It is time for a transformation in medical education. Students of today are seeking a different model, and the patients our students will serve deserve more. Noorda-COM is excited to be a part of the solution for all Utahns.
Our Guiding Principles
Noorda-COM 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 centers around the following nine guiding principles: