College of Henricopolis School of Medicine
"ICSM Annual Report for 2010"
The College of Henricopolis in Virginia was
first founded by the Virginia Company of London with patronage from King James I in 1618. Sir Francis Bacon, architect of
the Scientific Revolution and of the modern research university, was a Council Member of the Virginia Company and took part
in the College's founding. The Second Anglo-Powhatan War of 1622 destroyed the College and its campus, but the College
of Henricopolis stands as the earliest institution of higher learning founded in Anglophone America and as one established
on Renaissance principles of broad and inter-ethnic education, as Native Americans were also included. The City of Henricus
also contained the first hospital and library in America. The new College of Henricopolis was incorporated in 2010 as a Virginia
nonprofit corporation and is planned to begin operation as a medical school operated by ICSM. It curriculum will incorporate
integrative biology, inquiry-based learning, early clinical exposure, and community service. It will seek to educate physicians
in a prevention-focused, patient-centered, multi-cultural, and sustainable framework. The motto of the College is "ipsa
scientia potestas est" ["knowledge is empowering"].