The dean of the state's second medical school says the program will help fill a “very real” physician shortage in the state. Paul Evans says the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will open next week, should eventually graduate around 150 students per year. He says Indiana University research estimates the state will need 5,000 additional doctors by 2025. University and state officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Indianapolis campus next Tuesday.

July 22, 2013

News Release



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Public Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 6:00


Daniel J. Elsener, President, Marian University

Dr. Paul Evans, Dean, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Anita Siccardi, Dean, Marian University School of Nursing

The Honorable Greg Ballard, Mayor, City of Indianapolis


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to the first medical school to open in Indiana in more than a century. A private tour for members of the media, led by Dr. Paul Evans, dean of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, begins at 5:00pm. A public ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 6:00pm, followed by public tours of the Evans Center.


The Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences on the campus of Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. The Evans Center is located at the intersection of 30th Street and Cold Spring Road.


To mark the opening of Indiana’s first new medical school in more than a century. Classes officially begin for the 162 students in the inaugural class on Aug. 12, 2013.


The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is free and open to the public.

About Marian University Indianapolis

Marian University, founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of more than 2,500 from 31 states and eight countries through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana's 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide.

Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university. In 2010, the university announced it would develop the first college of osteopathic medicine in Indiana; in 2011, it broke ground on the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences that will open in August 2013. Marian University has amassed 22 national cycling championships and won the NAIA 2012 football national championship.

Source: Marian University

Story Continues Below