This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The brand new Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine opened its doors to students in August after more than a decade of planning. Dr. John Dougherty, founding dean and chief academic officer, is here to share their innovative approach to medical education.


Physician training has not fundamentally changed in more than 110 years, even though the pace of medical knowledge has expanded exponentially.

In 1950, medical knowledge doubled every 50 years. Today, that knowledge doubles every 73 days. Our curriculum model maximizes technology to be adaptive in this rapidly evolving environment, preparing generations of medical students to become lifelong learners, resulting in exceptional care for their patients.

We’ve established partner agreements with Utah hospitals and medical clinics that will allow students to complete their training within 35 minutes of campus.

From our curriculum to our research, to residency development, and even the design of our new academic building, the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is positioned to put Utah on the map as a transformational leader in medical education. Our goal is to be Utah students’ first choice for medical school, keeping our best and brightest in Utah.


Construction will be completed next year on the school’s 140,000 square foot academic building in Provo. It’s a welcome and important addition to Utah and will also address the need for more medical doctors across the nation. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.