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Dean's Welcome

What an exciting time this is in health care, especially at Marian University!

In August 2013, we welcomed our first class of osteopathic medical students. In May 2017, this energetic groups of trail-blazers will become the inaugural class of alumni at MU-COM. We look forward to the impact they will have on healthcare, our institution, our communities, the state of Indiana, and beyond.

Our President, Daniel J. Elsener, and every member of our Board of Trustees, work tirelessly to provide the infrastructure and resources we need to achieve our future goals. Together we have developed a clinical network of over 125 different sites that expose our students to a variety of clinical settings and specialties. We’ve constructed the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art-learning environment that enhances student success. We’ve also attracted dynamic educators to prepare students to be leaders in the healthcare community.

Our faculty and staff were recruited from across the United States to develop a blended curricular model that prepares our students for a successful medical career. The 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 an environment that mirrors future clinical experiences. Together, we will become leaders in establishing more effective and efficient models to deliver a whole person approach to the treatment of patients.

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 from one another and develop skills essential to becoming a great physician.

MU-COM is a wonderful place, with wonderful people, in a growing and vibrant city. The future is ours to create.

If you are interested in becoming an osteopathic physician who will not only be ready to practice medicine, but also ready to lead change, please visit our campus. We stand ready to offer our best as we help you achieve your goals.

Dr. Sefcik

Donald Sefcik, DO, MBA
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vice President of Health Professions
Marian University

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