Dean's Welcome

Dr. Amanda WrightThis is an exciting time to be a part of osteopathic medicine! The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) is a great place to start your medical career; we are proud of how we live out our mission, and we look forward to you joining us! 

MU-COM is a Catholic medical institution built and inspired by our Franciscan heritage's shared vision and values. At Marian, we aim to provide an education that "profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world," consistent with the Catholic university's four core Franciscan sponsorship values (dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship) and the tenets of osteopathic medicine. You will find your curriculum highlights interprofessional education, provides service-learning opportunities, integrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethics, and provides wellness programming in and outside of the classroom. 

MU-COM is dedicated to preparing osteopathic physicians committed to the complete healing of individuals' bodies, minds, and spirits. Our curriculum promotes and measures student competencies, emphasizing osteopathic clinical skills and public service activities with diverse populations of individuals and cultures, including the underprivileged and those medically under-served in local, regional, national, and international environments. Our program provides all learners with strong foundational knowledge in primary care, which will allow you to practice in a multitude of practice settings and any specialty. Osteopathic principles and practice (OPP) and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) are delivered longitudinally across all four years of your education. We focus on teaching and living out a "whole person" approach to our patients and students. 

MU-COM is an institution committed to serving the people of Indiana and to developing osteopathic physicians through research, service, and teaching. We are committed to actively supporting our healthcare partners who help to educate our future physicians. These valued partnerships provide our students with early clinical exposure, service-learning opportunities, mentorship and leadership opportunities, research support, and osteopathic recognition in some residency programs. We are proud and excited to work with such a fantastic group of clinical partners! 

The rigors of medicine and medical education are challenging. The support you will feel from MU-COM from the day of your interview or campus visit all the way through as an alumnus is even stronger! 

We will be here to support you every step of the way and cheer you on as you pursue your dreams! 


Amanda Wright, DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine


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