Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
About Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
MissionThe mission of Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine is to educate society-based Osteopathic doctors in a Christian setting to provide for rural and underserved communities in North Carolina, the Southeast United States, and the world.
ValuesThe faculty, staff, and students respect teamwork, leadership, honesty, dignity, diversity, and fair treatment of all humanity.
- Recruiting and training Osteopathic medical students who are committed to working in rural and underserved areas across North Carolina, the Southeastern United States, and the country.
- Recruit a diverse student body desirous of representing a rural and underserved community.
- To recruit students from North Carolina, the Southeast, and the country.
- Use the most recent findings in clinical and fundamental science to train Osteopathic medical students in the art and science of Osteopathic Medicine.
- To provide a holistic approach to osteopathic medical education, based on facts, community-oriented, and patient-driven.
- Contributing to the Osteopathic medical information fund by educational, science, and clinical study and other academic activities.
- To establish rural and underserved North Carolina outreach sites to provide our community with educational and healthcare services.
- Developing a comprehensive international network of medical missions to train physicians in underserved regions in North Carolina, the United States, and the developing world.
- Collaborating with our hospitals and other agencies to provide our community with healthcare and other education services.
- Establish postgraduate education programs in partnership with several other institutions, so that after graduation our medical students can have training programs.
AdmissionThe CUSOM Admissions Office takes the academic record, qualifications, and personal statement of each applicant into consideration. Admission to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program in Campbell Medicine is competitive.
Admission Requirements at Campbell University School of Osteopathic MedicineIn order to be eligible, candidates must have completed the following courses with a grade of C or higher from an approved college or university prior to matriculation. A grade less than C is not accepted in any completed coursework.
- English: One year (6 semester hours/8 quarter hours) Please note that other intense reading or writing courses will be approved instead of English.
- Biological Sciences: 1 year with laboratory (8 half hours/12 quarter hours).
- Physics: 1 year (6-8 hours of semester 9-12 quarter hours).
- General / Inorganic Chemistry: 1 year in the laboratory (8 semester/12 quarter hours).
- Organic Chemistry: 1 year with laboratory (8 semesters hours/12 quarter hours) Please note: one semester of Biochemistry can replace one semester of Organic Chemistry.
- Six more upper science hours (above 300 level).
- All candidates must apply appropriate MCAT scores ( no substitutions are considered instead of MCAT). MCAT scores are accepted from tests given up to three years before matriculation date. In some cases, the Dean can grant exceptions to that timeline.
- Generally, a successful MCAT score starts at the 50th percentile of the specified test date.
- The MCAT score is considered as well as the grades, personal attributes, and interview with the candidates.
Secondary ApplicationSecondary applications are only requested by invitation. The last date for sending a secondary application is April 1, unless the Admissions Office has stated otherwise. Interview slots fill up fast, so it’s strongly recommended to complete the secondary application as soon as possible.
Letters of Recommendation
- A parent can not write letters of recommendation including blood relations and relations by marriage.
- All recommendation letters must be written and signed onto the official letterhead.
- One letter must be from an Osteopathic doctor (DO), or an Allopathic doctor (MD). Although not needing a letter from an Osteopathic doctor, it is highly recommended.
- The second letter must be written either by a member of a pre-health commission, pre-health counselor, or a member of the faculty of Ph.D. Hard Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).
- Letters from an official collection assessment service (AACOMAS, Interfolio, or VirtualEvals) that form part of an official package will be approved without signature or letterhead as long as the letters are sent directly from the authors to the pre-med advisors.
- Letters are approved at any time during the application process through AACOMAS, VirtualEvals, Interfolio, and Mail.
- Although not needed, applicants who have shadowing experience with a DO display dedication to the Osteopathic medical profession.
- It may accept additional letters of support or recommendation from those familiar with the academic or professional skills of the applicant.
Application AssessmentWhen the secondary application, application fee or waiver, mandatory letters of recommendation, official MCAT scores, and all other relevant documentation have been issued by the Office of Admissions, the full applicant files are submitted for review. The admissions process aims to:
- Study every applicant as a whole: mind, body, and spirit.
- Assess the capacity for success in the Curriculum of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
- Evaluate dedication and aptitude as a potential osteopathic practitioner.
- Consider the desire of an individual to represent both rural and underserved communities.
InterviewInterviews are typically performed during the application process every Monday and Tuesday, from August to April (subject to change). Two single, one – on – one interview will be performed. Every interview is expected to take about 20 minutes. Interviewers will maintain a report for the interview and submit a file by the end of the day. The file is available to the applicant.
Medical LibraryLeon Levine Hall contains the medical library which is situated on the second floor. Medical facilities, medical journals, and databases for faculty and students are present in the library.
Anatomy LabLocated on the fourth floor, the 5,300-square-foot anatomy laboratory will handle more than 150 students.
- 28 dissection tables are present in the area of dissection
- Lab faculty room with live recording equipment capable of broadcasting dissection tables and lecture halls adjacent to the laboratory
- Full internet connectivity for services that will combine anatomy and clinical science
- Online dissection software, cross-sectional anatomy, diagnostic testing, and visual material
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) LabLeon Levine Hall contains the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Lab, situated on the third floor – spread over 3,635 square feet. OMM Lab has the capability of holding 80 students simultaneously.
Simulation CenterSimulation Center provides integrated clinical opportunities to learn and premium quality training for individuals from all the Health Science disciplines at Campbell University as well as continuing education programs.
- Six high-quality simulation rooms including Virtual Operation Room and Multipurpose Operation Room Operating Room Emergency Room Intensive Care Unit Birthing Suite.
- Vimedix with Microsoft HoloLens where students can communicate with human anatomy reflecting holograms while they learn how to get ultrasound views and evaluate patients.
- Rooms fitted with cameras and audio for check and simulation.
- The lab features also a computer lab, consultation/conversation space.
ResearchThe research center, situated just 30 miles from Research Triangle Park, enables collaboration with other scientific and biomedical research facilities. Students and faculty are given the option of studying and engaging in various research opportunities.
Tracey F. Smith HallBiomedical research laboratories are situated on Smith Hall’s fourth floor, on the campus of Campbell University Health Sciences. The laboratory room comprises research facilities in the fields of Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Fluorescence Microscopy, protein, DNA and RNA analysis, and small molecular separation. There are 14 laboratory benches that have 28 workstations. The lab has the mark Biosafety Level 2.
Bryan HallBryan Hall, located on the main campus of Campbell University, is composed of individual Biomedical Research laboratories and a common core laboratory space. The main services include equipment for cell culture and microscopy.
Human Performance LabThe HPL is fitted with tools for measuring Biomechanics, assessing metabolic activity, analyzing Gait, and evaluating Skeletal muscle function.
Student OrganizationsCreate partnerships, attend conferences, engage in clinical events all while championing the medical profession. You’re expected to find a way to communicate with our culture through many student groups and clubs.
Student Organizations and Clubs at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
- American Medical Association – Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
- Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)
- Emergency Medicine Club
- Family Medicine Club
- Internal Medicine Club
- Pediatrics Club
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Student Organization
- Student American Association of Osteopathy (SAAO)
- Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS)
- Student Government Association (SGA)
- Sigma Sigma Phi
- Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
- Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
- Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)
- Women in Medicine
- Interest Group (AIG)
- Dermatology Club
- Campbell University Community Care Clinic
- Global Health Club
- Med-Peds Club
- Neurology Club
- OB/GYN Club
- Pathology Club
- Preventive Medicine Club
- Psychiatry Club
- Sports Medicine Club
- Wilderness Medicine Club
- Med PRIDE
- Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Alumni Association at Campbell University School of Osteopathic MedicineThe Campbell Medicine Alumni Association, in collaboration with the main campus Office of Alumni Engagement, provides students with meaningful opportunities to engage with fellow alumni, current students, and faculty. Students can benefit from the Alumni Association in all these ways:
- Different activities such as the Classic Golf and Cure Conference
- Special resources such as the Parents ‘ Council, Double Camels ‘ Club, and the Alumni and Friends Student Society
- Additional tools, such as career search coaching and financial advisory capacity to make tax-deductible charitable contributions or campaign
- Java City – Medical School
- Keith Hills Snack Shop
- Marshbanks Dining Hall
- Moe’s Southwest Grill
- O.D. Express Lundy
- O.D. Market at Strickland
- O.D. Market at Wood
- Shouse Dining Hall
- The Oasis
Campus RecreationCampus Recreation offers inclusive opportunities for the Campbell University community to encourage learning, participation, and growth through organizing and employing students. The goal is to promote total body wellness in a fun and friendly atmosphere by means of quality recreational experiences. Campus Recreation offers:
- Club Sports
- Fitness programs
- Intramural Sports
- Outdoor Adventure