College of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree

Marian University’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program has had proven success in preparing students for their residency and future careers.

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Master's in Biomedical Sciences Program

The mission of the Marian University biomedical sciences master's program is to prepare students for careers in medicine or biomedical sciences through compassionate and supportive mentorship and a rigorous curriculum that will serve as a foundation for the next phase in the student’s career.

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On August 24, 2011, we broke ground on the building that would house Indiana’s second medical school and the first to open in over 110 years. Our calling was to address the growing doctor shortage in the state, and since, the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine has done just that—graduated doctors, many of whom have become primary care physicians in the state of Indiana.

What makes the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) special? It's located in Indianapolis—the "Crossroads of America"—and the nation's 14th largest city. Our students enjoy all the amenities of big-city living while being supported personally and professionally by the kind of close-knit community small towns are famous for.

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Osteopathic Medicine

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) are fully licensed physicians with a medical degree and post-doctoral residency training (3-7+ years) that enables them to practice in any medical specialty. 

In addition to receiving the same medical training as other physicians, osteopathic medical students are trained in osteopathic principles and practice and 200+ hours of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). OMM is a hands-on approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. It has been proven effective in treating multiple injuries and illnesses and decreasing complications and length of hospital stays. Learn more about osteopathic-medical-school/about-com/what-is-osteopathic-medicinewhat osteopathic medicine is and its history.

Structure Influences Function

  • Osteopathic medicine was founded in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still, MD.
  • DOs are licensed to practice the full scope of medicine in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and may obtain licenses in numerous countries abroad.
  • Osteopathic medicine is a growing field! 
  • More than 25 percent of medical students in the U.S. are training to become osteopathic physicians.
  • There are 38 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S., with 59 locations in 34 states.
  • Like all physicians, DOs work with patients and healthcare teams to achieve wellness through education, disease and injury prevention, and high-quality patient care and treatment. 
  • DOs have the opportunity to train in any medical specialty!
  • Fifty-seven percent of all DOs choose to practice in primary care specialties!

What Will You Choose?

Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) was founded in 2013 in the beautiful and vibrant city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Our osteopathic medical school shares the values of Franciscan institutions, dedicated to the education and nurturing of the mind, body, and spirit.

The integrated systems-based curriculum at MU-COM includes lectures, labs, simulations, case studies, small group learning, flipped classrooms, podcasts, and problem-based teaching and learning. The curriculum also provides early clinical experiences to guide and support you as you learn the art and science of osteopathic medicine. 

The whole-person approach of osteopathic medicine is applied to our students as well! You will find our faculty and staff ready to support you personally and professionally to help you achieve your goals. Begin your medical career with us! Start your application today!


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