Dean's Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website! If you are interested in learning more about us as a potential student, staff or faculty member, or are interested in an update on our progress, we’re glad you’re taking a look at us!

The most important aspect of our mission is to produce primary care physicians that will practice in the State of Indiana, especially rural parts of the state. We are proud to report that 63 percent (279/440) of our graduates chose to specialize in primary care, with 31 percent (138/440) selecting family medicine. We have 155 alumni training in Indiana and another 124 training in a state that borders Indiana. In total, our 440 graduates (residency placement rate = 99.3 percent) are actively training at 204 different institutions distributed across 158 cities in 36 states. 

During the past 12 months, we hired five additional faculty from around the country chosen for their strong clinical, administrative, and academic backgrounds. They will advance our curriculum across the four-year continuum by better aligning our instructional and assessment activities with the intensified emphasis on physician competencies and clinical presentations recently announced by the NBOME.  Additionally, the enhanced emphasis on clinical skills will better prepare our students for the rigors of clinical rotations and position them for successful placement into the most competitive residency programs.   

This academic year, we will be launching a PreMed Pipeline Program designed to recruit, challenge, develop, and support high school students aspiring to excel in their undergraduate studies and successfully navigate their way into and through medical school. We will continue to expand our interprofessional education (IPE) footprint across the Marian University campus, the city of Indianapolis, and around the State of Indiana.

To complement the existing 2,600 square feet of research space located in Marian Hall, we recently benefitted from the addition of 1,600 square feet of research space in the Evans Center. This space serves as home to specialized equipment including a Keyence computer-driven microscope, a dark room for fluorescence microscopy, a fume-hood for thin layer chromatography, and a tissue culture room. 

MU-COM is focused on fostering student success in a dynamic, learner-centered environment with wonderful faculty and staff, in a growing and vibrant city.

The future is ours to create—join us as we advance… “From Here to Top-Tier.”


Donald Sefcik, DO, MBA
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marian University


For more information

(317) 955-6297

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