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The IOA helped fundraise and launch the 1st College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indiana

IOA Vice President Brian Black, DO, with ISMA President John McGoff, MD at the State House, January 2018.

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Indiana Osteopathic Association

The Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) is the only osteopathic organization dedicated to improving the health of all Hoosiers and to making Indiana the best possible place to practice osteopathic medicine.

Active membership is graduated for physicians in their early years of practice and is reduced for residents, interns, and students. Become a member and stand with your peers as they work to advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine through education, mentoring, advocacy, and support for practicing physicians who provide the highest quality, most comprehensive care to the people of Indiana. Download application. Join online. Not sure if you are a member? Send an e-mail message to or call us at (317) 926-3009. Already a member, but haven't paid your dues yet? Renew online.

All members will receive the Hoosier D.O. and other publications. The Hoosier D.O. is available under the Publications tab of our website (login required) or in digital version (correct e-mail address required). Members also will receive updates about Board Actions and other important issues.

On May 7, 2017, the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM), the first medical school to open in Indiana in over one hundred years, graduated its first class and established a cohort of MUCOM alumni.

A high priority of the IOA over the last years was restructuring of its foundation, the Motyka Dannin Osteopathic Educational Foundation (Motyka Dannin Foundation). With the reorganization, we set a goal of raising $100,000 by May of 2017 and awarding our first forgivable loan in the amount of $10,000 the same year. We achieved that goal and selected our first recipient. Adam Davis is a second year student at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The second recipient (2018) will be annonced soon. Please consider a contribution as one of your annual donations. Donation Form. Donate Stock Shares. Donate Online.



August 6, 2018 - The Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) welcomes the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM) Class of 2022 -- future D.O.s, future physicians, and future Marian University (MU) Alumni -- we welcome you!!!   The IOA will be with you during the next four years of your journey.  For over 119 years, the Indiana Osteopathic Association has advocated for Osteopathic profession for all Indiana D.O.s and osteopathic medical students.  In 2022, when you take the Osteopathic Oath, the IOA will be here to celebrate your achievement as a new Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.).


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Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the Indiana Osteopathic Association's 37th Annual Winter Update to be held November 30 - December 2, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency, in downtown Indianapolis. Download brochure. Register online. The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering a preconference OMT workshop for an additional fee on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Download brochure. Register online. Book your room early. Make your reservation via the internet at or call (800) 233-1234.

Join us as a grantor, exhibitor, or both. Download brochure.

Download the IOA Winter Update flyer for physicians here.


  • IOA student members Cassandra Libbing and Catherine Kurian (OMS-1,co-presidents of the SAACOFP at MU-COM) attended the 2018 ACOFP Conference in Austin, TX.

    "We had an incredible time learning more about the national organization and our role as students in that. Being able to sit at the Congress of Delegates on was a great honor. To learn about the implementation of policy and resolutions on the national level was very thought-provoking and encouraging to witness. In addition, being able to connect with fellow student leaders from around the nation and hear amazing physician speakers was a great motivation to us as osteopathic students!”.

  • February 13, 2018: CMS updated guidelines to allow teaching physicians to verify in the medical record any student documentation of components of E/M services, rather than re-documenting the work. Effective date: 1/1/18. Implementation Date:  3/5/18. Details online here.  Refer to page 4 for detailed changes to rule.
  • February 1, 2018:  IOA is on social media!  Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
  • December 1, 2017: Single GME Accreditation System: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are currently transitioning to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education in the U.S. When fully implemented in July 2020, the new system will allow graduates of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools to complete their residency and/or fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs and demonstrate achievement of common milestones and competencies. Through osteopathic-focused residency programs, the new system will recognize the unique principles and practices of the osteopathic medical profession and its contributions to health care. The AOA remains dedicated to helping its members navigate the transition as it progresses. View detailed updates on accreditation processes and the latest information for students & residents and educational stakeholders.  For more information, the ACGME has updated its online Single GME Accreditation System section to provide greater ease of access to news items, important updates and critical resources to osteopathic programs pursuing ACGME accreditation.

  • November 1, 2017: The Indiana POST Program is a new advance care planning tool that helps ensure treatment preferences are honored. It is designed for patients with serious illness. Preferences for life sustaining treatments including resuscitation, medical interventions (e.g., comfort care, hospitalization, intubation, mechanical ventilation), antibiotics, and artificial nutrition are documented as medical orders on the POST form. It must be reviewed and signed by a physician to be activated. This form transfers throughout the health care system and the orders are valid in all settings. A new Indiana POST Video is now available for your use at This 9 minute video is appropriate for health care providers as well as patients and families. Please feel free to share it broadly and incorporate it into your educational offerings.


The Indiana Osteopathic Association has office space at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our address is 3200 Cold Spring Road, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Suite 107, Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997.
Phone: (317) 926-3009.