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Marian University

Region: Indiana Country: USA

The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis recognizes the power of the osteopathic medical philosophy, which treats the root cause of illness, not just symptons, and promotes a lifetime of wellness. The program will emphasize osteopathic training in all areas of medicine, including primary care, through lifelong learning and scholarly activity delivered by a dynamic academic community.

Indiana's newest medical school will welcome the first class of medical students in August 2013, and will combine the strengths of the osteopathic philosophy and Marian University's rich Catholic history, making it one of only five Catholic medical schools, and the only Catholic osteopathic medical in the nation.


The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine is a Catholic medical institution built on the inspired vision and values of our Franciscan heritage, and dedicated to preparing osteopathic physicians who are committed to the complete healing of individuals' bodies, minds, and spirits. This institution is committed to serving the people of Indiana and to developing osteopathic physicians through research, service, and teaching.


  • A quality professional education program emphasizing osteopathic training in primary care through lifelong learning and scholarly activity in a caring, academic community. This community will include students from Indiana as well as those from the surrounding states, the nation, and the world.
  • An education that "profoundly transforms lives, society and the world" consistent with the sponsoring Catholic university's four core Franciscan values (dignity of the individual; peace and justice; reconciliation; and responsible stewardship) and the tenets of osteopathic medicine.
  • A curriculum that promotes and measures student competencies with an emphasis on osteopathic clinical services and public service activities provided in diverse populations of individuals and cultures, including the underprivileged and medically underserved, in local, regional, national and international environments.

At its April 21-22, 2012 meeting, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) reviewed and approved the site visit report for the focused site visit conducted on March 12-13, 2012, to the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

At this meeting, COCA also reviewed the initial awarding of Provisional Accreditation to MU-COM. The action of COCA was the following:
From April 22, 2012 through June 30, 2012, the accreditation status of MU-COM shall be "Pre-accreditation with permission to recruit, but not to admit students or offer instruction."
From July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017, the accreditation status of MU-COM shall be Provisional Accreditation, subject to reduction in status or advancement to Accreditation in 2017 as COCA may determine. Beginning on July 1, 2012, MU-COM may admit students and proceed to offer instruction beginning in the 2013-14 academic year with an approved class size of 150.

If all COCA standards are met appropriately, MU-COM will receive full accreditation in May of 2017

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Address: 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997



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