Marian University cuts ribbon for new medical school

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Marian University is giving Indiana University some new competition by opening the second medical school in the state of Indiana.

We got our first look at the state-of-the-art College of Osteopathic Medicine on Marian's west side campus.

Marian University raised more than $100 million including donations from some big Indianapolis names in medicine like Eli Lilly, Roche and St. Vincent Health.

The new college will have just over 160 students and they will begin classes on August 12th.

Watch a live stream of the event from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

About the new medical school (info from press release)

The building features general classrooms, large lecture halls that hold 200+ students, 16 seminar rooms, 10 exam rooms, anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM)  labs, and multiple "accidental interaction spaces," including a commons area and roof garden that can be used for events.   

High tech interactive mannequins can be programmed to simulate medical conditions ranging from normal labor and delivery, to surgery, complex conditions, and cardiac events.  Working with these interactive models gives medical students practical experience in diagnosing symptoms and making decisions about treatment.

Lectures, labs, and procedures will be captured on video and archived for student use both on- and off-campus. 

Marian's School of Nursing can accommodate 400 students and the College of Osteopathic Medicine will eventually serve up to 600 medical students.  More than 3,000 students applied for the 162 spots in the first class that begins August 12.    

Marian University developed the College of Osteopathic Medicine to address the shortfall of family doctors, pediatricians, and other medical generalists, which is expected to reach 52,000 nationally by 2025. The project has been on a fast track with just three years from the announcement in 2010, to the completion of the building and opening of the school three years later.