Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

  School of Osteopathic Medicine  

About Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine


The 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.


The 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.


The 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 Medicine

In 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.

Prerequisite 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 Application

Secondary 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 Assessment

When 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.


Interviews 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 Library

Leon 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 Lab

Located 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) Lab

Leon 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 Center

Simulation 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.


The 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 Hall

Biomedical 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 Hall

Bryan 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 Lab

The HPL is fitted with tools for measuring Biomechanics, assessing metabolic activity, analyzing Gait, and evaluating Skeletal muscle function.

Student Organizations

Create 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 Medicine

The 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

Dining Facilities

    • Chick-fil-A
    • 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
    • Starbucks
    • The Oasis

Campus Recreation

Campus 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

Handy Tips for Good Performance in Medical College

Take a Quick Start

Putting off tasks can sound like a way to momentarily relieve stress, but in fact, it is a formula to raise the stress levels as the term progresses. Conditions aren’t going to get easier later when the workload piles up and the deadlines get even stronger. You don’t have to do all of that at once, you just need to continue. If you start a role early, you leave behind all the concerns and emit all the fear that the work is too long or too difficult Break the job down into simple steps, choose one specific element of the mission, and get moving immediately. It is a fact that when you start early you get things done easily.

Space It Out

Repetition is by far the most powerful method for learning when the time is right. Instead, they re-study the basics-once an hour for increasingly longer periods, then every few hours, then every day. Spacing out study times helps boost memory and is especially useful when you’re trying to learn complicated content, such as the details of a new job.

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Foods to Keep a Healthy Brain

Life as a student can be hectic, stressful, and time-driven, and as such it always feels as if you need all the strength and focuses that you can muster. How you eat can have a powerful influence on your energy levels, and how often you feed. Eating regularly and concentrating on eating low GI foods will help to stabilize your blood sugar levels. When you’re studying and juggling multiple tasks, the last thing you need is getting ill. This might build a bucket-load of needless tension for you, namely pressure to maintain the material and timelines on top of course when you prefer to tuck in bed with a box of tissues. Good eating habits have, fortunately, shown a beneficial effect on immunity. As we all know there is no magic pill for avoiding cognitive decline, no single, all-powerful brain food can guarantee a healthy brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that the key approach is to adopt a balanced diet pattern that involves a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collars, and broccoli are rich in brain-healthy nutrients such as vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta-carotene. Flavonoids, natural plant pigments that give berries their brilliant colors, also help improve memory, research shows. Iron is a component of red blood cells that bring oxygen to the brain. Therefore, not having sufficient iron will cause anemia, resulting in tiredness despite having adequate rest.

Revise your Approach Towards Exams

Certainly, exams are frustrating and frightening, but they are intended as an opportunity to give you input on the quality of your learning. Instead of trying to study until the last minute and then waiting until the grade is out to see how well you’ve done. You should set up your study schedule to give yourself plenty of time to practice and check your progress before the exam. Not only will your learning improve, but you will also develop a sense of trust that will lead you to the test and you will have the opportunity to catch any mistakes or omissions before you reach the examination room. Suddenly the exam wouldn’t seem so scary.

Utilize All Your Senses

The more senses you use to understand something, the more the brain can engage in memory retention. In one study, a series of emotionally neutral images were shown to adults, each depicted with an odor. They were not asked to remember what they have seen Later, a set of images were shown, this time without odors, and asked to say which one they had seen before. They had excellent recall for all the odor-paired pictures, and particularly for those associated with good smells. Brain imaging showed that when people saw items originally associated with odors, the piriform cortex, the brain’s main odor-processing region, became active, even though the smells were gone, and the participants had not attempted to identify them. Check all the senses as you walk into the Unknown. They also make good use of the senses to understand the concepts. In the end, we would like to assure you that there are always ups and downs in life. Don’t lose hope, keep up with the hard work, and Good Luck! Check the official website here.


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