Marian has waiting list for very first medical class

Marian University in Indianapolis has announced it has reached its self-imposed limit of 162 students for the incoming class of its new college of osteopathic medicine.

School officials said they have received tuition deposits from 162 applicants. They say those students can still pursue their education elsewhere, but the school has a waiting list. They said they are confident they can fill any vacancies that arise.

The school said it will be the first medical school to open in Indiana in more than 100 years.

Dean Paul Evans said the college will help at a time when there is a growing shortage of doctors because of an aging population and doctors retiring.

Osteopathic doctors have similar training to traditional physicians, but also are trained in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems.

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