What an exciting time this is in Healthcare, especially at Marian University!
In August 2013, we welcomed our first class of osteopathic medical students. On May 7, 2017, that energetic group of trail-blazers became the inaugural class of alumni at MU-COM. They have already had an impact on our nation’s healthcare as first-year residents training in 18 different specialties distributed across 27 states.
Through the efforts of our President, Daniel J. Elsener, and every member of our Board of Trustees, we have the facilities and resources we need to achieve our future goals; the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art learning environment. We’ve attracted dynamic educators to prepare students to be leaders in the Healthcare community and we have a clinical network of over 125 different affiliated training sites that expose our students to a variety of patient demographics, urban and rural settings and a multitude of medical and surgical specialties.
Our faculty and staff were recruited from across the United States and collectively have developed a blended curricular model to prepare our students for a successful future in osteopathic medicine. Our systems and competency-based curriculum exposes students to early clinical scenarios and integrates the biomedical sciences with clinical application. Our licensing examination performance (pass rate) validates the curriculum model.
In collaboration with the Al and Sue Leighton School of Nursing, which is also located in Evans Center, we are developing new graduate-level programs that will advance training in a truly interprofessional educational environment. This will allow our medical and nursing students to train in a milieu that mirrors future clinical experiences.
Our diverse student body comes to Indianapolis from across Indiana, the United States, and beyond. They bring strong academic metrics, talents, and experiences to a learning environment focused on student success. The diverse nature of each class is essential to educating medical students in an environment where they can learn professionally and personally from one another.
MU-COM is a wonderful place, with wonderful people, in a growing and vibrant city. The future is ours to create.
Donald Sefcik, DO, MBA
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vice President of Health Professions