The innovative curriculum emphasizes osteopathic training in primary care concepts. MU-COM's curriculum is modeled after recommendations contained in the Carnegie Report 2010, with faculty using the 2011 National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ (NBOME) Foundational Osteopathic Medical Competencies and critical elements in creating teaching materials. Courses will be competency and systems-based, with foundational clinical cases, group study, and student assessment of learning and skills. Medical students are exposed to clinical experiences in years one and two, with biomedical science having a clinical basis. New initiatives in interprofessional education are also planned with osteopathic medical students and nursing and other health professionals.
In addition to an innovative curriculum, MU-COM is located in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, a 140,000 square-foot facility also home to the Marian University Alan and Sue Leighton School of Nursing. The Evans Center offers cadaver dissection capabilities in the anatomy lab, two 200 seat lecture halls, four simulation labs, 10 simulated exam rooms, 15 small-group rooms, and 45 teaching stations in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) lab. For more information visit the facilities section of our web site or take a virtual tour of the Evans Center.
By attending medical school in Indianapolis, you will have access to premier hospitals and some of the best research facilities in the world. Indy is ranked the 13th largest city in the 2012 Census and has a small-town feel with big-city amenities. In addition, Indianapolis is also listed by the Wall Street Journal as the leading United States life sciences hub, and is home to more 825 medical device companies, drug manufacturers, and research labs.
Research is an important aspect of medical education, both in keeping faculty involved in and abreast of medical techniques, diagnosis, and scientific breakthroughs. Research also provides medical students with opportunities to explore their passions and interests. View our faculty research at https://www.marian.edu/osteopathic-medical-school/research/faculty-research.
MU-COM is located on the campus of Marian University, a university that's been educating students in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions for more than 75 years. Our medical students have access to study areas, state-of-the-art facilities, research labs, a student union, recreational facilities, as well as other amenities, and co-curricular activities on campus and in the community.
For all these reasons—and more, MU-COM is a medical school for a new generation of healers.