With the number of applications to Marian’s College of Osteopathic Medicine running twice as high as initially expected, school leaders say they are confident Marian can help reduce a looming physician shortage in Indiana.
Marian University, St. Vincent Health and four amateur sports groups have entered into formal discussions that could result in major developments at the northwest-side campus, the university announced Tuesday.
Marian University, a small Catholic college started by Franciscan nuns, next month will launch just the second medical school in Indiana. Marian President Dan Elsener is credited with pulling off the audacious move with a mix of big dreaming, careful planning, deft networking and “don’t take no for an answer” fundraising.
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. It will be the first medical school to open in Indiana in more than 100 years.