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Site Selected for Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine - 6/16/2010

In January of 2010, Marian University president Daniel J. Elsener announced plans to develop a college of osteopathic medicine—the first such medical school in the state of Indiana. At that time, several locations for the facility were under consideration, including St. Francis Hospital—Beech Grove, ground near Westview Hospital on the city’s west side, and property owned by St.Vincent Hospital south of 86th Street.


The fourth site, land owned by the university at the corner of Cold Spring Road and 30th Street, was approved by the university’s Board of Trustees as the location for Marian University’s college of osteopathic medicine (MU-COM).

Yesterday, a construction sign was placed on the site.

There are several reasons why the on-campus site makes sense for the university.

First, it supports the future growth and enhancement of Marian University’s academic programs, including planned graduate programs in nursing, science, and business.

It will be a catalyst for future growth in this area of Indianapolis and will complement the bioscience corridor being developed along 16th Street.

And, it is on property already owned by the university, which makes it an efficient and cost-effective option.

Indianapolis architectural firm Schmidt Associates is the lead architect for this project. The building and site plan are still in the design phase. At this time, information is not available about the square footage, number of stories, external design of the building, or construction costs. The university expects this to be available by the end of July. The rendering on the construction sign placed at 30th Street and Cold Spring Road is a preliminary, conceptual rendering.


Our daughter graduated from Butler U. She was received well and the result was a good education.. The result will be the same for our future graduates. T.McG.
Posted by T.McGraw,D.O. at 11:36 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Osteopathic Schools have traditionally accepted non-traditional students (ie. older students, 2nd career students, and former scientists). As someone fitting that criteria, I applaud Marian University and I am excited about the potential to chase a dream close to home.
Posted by Daniel at 10:29 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2011
Congratulations on the progress towards opening the school of osteopathic medicine. In one sense, I have no dog in this fight: I am a lawyer, not a physician, and a Baptist, not a Catholic - but I am happy that Marian is expanding in this important way. It is a plus for the institution, but also is a contribution to society and the greater good. Osteopathy's emphasis on primary care and holistic medicine, will maximize the effectives of the new medical school in helping to alleviate the shortage of physicians. Good academics, good economics, good theology - I wish MU every success with the COM. Just the opinion of one country lawyer.
Posted by Stephen R. Prescott at 6:29 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011
I am very excited about this. And i would love to be accepted to go. I want to be an osteopath
Posted by Erica at 3:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Janet, thank you for your enthusiasm! We anticipate that the first class of students will start in the fall of 2012, and when the accrediting bodies give us the green light, we will make appllication information available.
Posted by Andrea Fagan at 1:13 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2010
Congratulations to the Indianapolis community and Congratulations to Marian for commitment to bring a College of Osteopathic medicine to Central Indiana.
Posted by Bud Tuggley at 11:12 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2010
I think it is great that Indiana is getting another medical school and am happy to see that it is an osteopathic school.
Posted by Jerry Peyton at 7:38 a.m. on Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Fantastic!! When are you going to start accepting students for your first class? Please include a link on your web site for you new medical school for applications, requirements, etc. I am so pleased. Janet
Posted by janet johnsonleclair at 3:43 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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