National Osteopathic Medicine Week

by Katie Bradley | Apr 18, 2013

This week is National Osteopathic Medicine Week (NOM). The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) recognizes the power of the osteopathic medical philosophy, which treats the root cause of illness, not just the symptoms, and promotes a life time of wellness.

NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to raise awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities across the country. Today’s osteopathic physicians emphasize a whole-body approach to healing. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) treat their patients as a whole person, instead of just treating specific symptoms. They use their hands, eyes, and ears to diagnose and treat illness and injuries. DOs also assist their patients in developing a lifestyle that prevents illness and promotes a lifetime of wellness.

The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

This July, Marian University opens Indiana’s second medical school, and the first in more than 100 years (Indiana University opened the IU School of Medicine in 1903). The new medical school will graduate 150 doctors of osteopathic medicine each year, increasing Indiana’s total number of graduating physicians by 50 percent.

The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine is impacting the Indianapolis and central Indiana health care and life science communities by hiring 25 Ph.D.s in biomedical science and partnering with the Indiana University School of Medicine to share resources and facilities.   

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