Utah is going to have another medical school — its third — according to an announcement last week from Wasatch Educational, owner of Provo’s Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP). Scheduled to open to its first class of 150 students in August 2021, the institution will be named Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (NCOM). The school will enroll 150 students per year for the first four years and 175 each year thereafter, according to a release from Wasatch Educational.
Named after the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation, which has committed $50 million toward the project, the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine will be an osteopathic medical and research school offering a curriculum and medical technology focused on preparing physicians who will provide healthcare services, including preventative care.
The Noorda donation, along with a significant commitment from the Wasatch Educational and other unnamed donors, will provide most of the funds needed for construction and operation of the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, the press statement said.