Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Lillington, NC
COVID-19 Related Information
Osteopathic Medical Schools Adapt Admissions Processes in Response to COVID-19
Interview options for 2022-2023 cycle: Virtual interviews only
Physician letter required? MD or DO
Shadowing options: Accepts either virtual or in-person shadowing
Accepts online coursework to fulfill prerequisite requirements? Yes. Only those semesters directly affected by COVID-19.
Accepts prerequisite coursework pass/fail grades? Yes, only those semesters directly affected by COVID-19.
Waives MCAT exam requirements for applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle? No
Accepts online lab coursework? Yes, only those semesters directly affected by COVID-19.
The Mission of the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) is to educate and prepare community-based osteopathic physicians in a Christian environment to care for the rural and underserved populations in North Carolina, the Southeastern United States, and the nation. Values: Our faculty, staff, and students value teamwork, leadership, professionalism, integrity, diversity, and the ethical treatment of all humanity. Additionally, CUSOM is informed and guided by Goals to educate osteopathic physicians who are well-trained, socially-minded clinicians who practice evidence-based medicine.
Campbell University, founded in 1887, is committed to the development of students who are dedicated to community service and purposeful lives. These foundational beliefs are fundamental to the School of Osteopathic Medicine. As the first and only osteopathic medical school in the state of North Carolina, the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) provides students with an exceptional medical education and hands-on clinical training, which equips them to provide the highest level of evidence-based quality care for the patients they serve. CUSOM has an approved class size is 150 students annually, and CUSOM graduates are highly trained, caring, and compassionate osteopathic physicians who provide exceptional medical care for those in need throughout North Carolina, the nation, and the world.
Rural. CUSOM, located in Lillington, North Carolina, is approximately 30 miles (50 km) south of Raleigh, the state capital, North Carolina’s second-largest city, and approximately 30 miles (50 km) north of Fayetteville, North Carolina, North Carolina’s sixth-largest city. CUSOM is conveniently accessible to Raleigh-Durham International airport (RDU).
Year founded: 2011
Type: Private, non-profit
In April 2017, Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) became accredited by the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). It is one of four private universities in North Carolina to achieve Level VI accreditation, the highest level possible.
Institutional affiliation: Campbell University
CUSOM, located on 20 acres adjacent to the university’s golf course, consists of 96,500 square feet of classroom, laboratory, clinical simulation, small group rooms, and student activity and administrative office space. The design fits comfortably with the architectural character that defines the Campbell University campus. The building brings medical students, faculty, and administration together in a state-of-the-art facility. CUSOM students and faculty have access to more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated research space. In addition, students have access to the 110,000- square-foot Student Union Fitness and Wellness Center.
Student residence options:
Lillington and the surrounding area offer small-town living within reasonable driving distances to major metropolitan areas and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The area offers numerous options for off-campus housing with apartments, townhouses, and homes for rent or purchase conveniently located around the campus and in surrounding communities.
- Total medical school enrollment: 617
- Total male: 279
- Total female: 338
- First-year matriculants: 161
- First-year male matriculants: 69
- First-year female matriculants: 92
- Matriculants in-state: 59
- Matriculants out-of-state: 102
- Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 5,964
CUSOM utilizes a carefully planned systems-based curriculum incorporating traditional lectures, case-based presentations, small group clinical cases, simulation, laboratory experiences, and standardized patient encounters to facilitate clinical integration. Vertical and horizontal integration facilitates linkage between course and clinical work across the four years of the curriculum. Vertical integration refers to the interweaving of clinical skills and knowledge into the basic science years and, in turn, reinforcing basic science concepts as they apply during the clinical years. Horizontal integration refers to identifying concepts or skills, particularly those that are clinically relevant, which span across the basic sciences and then using these as an integrated focus for presentations, clinical scenarios, and course materials.
The CUSOM curriculum in Years 1 and 2 is integrated to provide a strong core of biomedical principles and a solid foundation in clinical sciences, including osteopathic principles, clinical skills, and professionalism. Content is typically delivered in 9-week Blocks over four semesters with a one-week break between each block. CUSOM students in Years 3 and 4 receive clinical training within hospitals, ambulatory practices, and acute care facilities at regional sites in North Carolina and South Carolina. In Years 3 and 4, students are provided the opportunity to participate in twenty (20) weeks of selective rotations and an additional twenty (20) weeks of elective rotations.
These clinical experiences allow students to participate in audition rotations at sites with residency programs or obtain additional experience in specific areas of interest. CUSOM’s curriculum has been validated as evidenced by our students’ outstanding performance on national licensing exams, both COMLEX and USMLE, and exceptional success placing into highly competitive residency training positions upon graduation.
Dual Degree Programs
The dual JD/DO program facilitates education and training of highly credentialed professionals with the skill, expertise, and knowledge to practice in two respected and honorable professions. Graduates are poised to obtain significant positions of leadership, administration, and management and are also well-equipped to serve as leaders in their professional and civic communities, working to make significant contributions at the intersection of law and medicine. The JD/DO Dual Degree Program offers students the opportunity to earn both degrees in six years of full-time study.
Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS)
CUSOM offers a SACSCOC-accredited Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree to prepare students for successful entry into health professions programs, including medical school. The MSBS program runs concurrently with the medical school academic year.
Local and Global Outreach
Students have the opportunity to serve the medically underserved with mobile health clinics, free health screenings at events, and other programs addressing healthcare needs. Students can participate in week-long international mission trips during Block and summer breaks as well as one-month elective experiences during their 3rd and 4th years. These initiatives prepare students to collaborate in the assembly of multidisciplinary teams to solve health problems in our local community, nationally, and globally.
Community Care Clinic
The Campbell University Community Care Clinic (CUCCC) is a student-run initiative delivering high-quality, compassionate healthcare to the medically underserved communities of North Carolina through an interprofessional cooperative effort providing an extracurricular learning environment for all of Campbell University’s Health Science Programs.
Emergency Medicine Technician (EMT) Training Program
The EMT Training Program is an opportunity for incoming MS-I students to participate in a summer EMT course and acquire lifesaving skills and valuable medical experience. This is a specially designed hybrid course in which students complete the didactic portion online followed by the hands-on skills and EMS practical component which are completed onsite two weeks prior to CUSOM orientation.
Medical Student Summer Research Scholars Program (MSSRS)
The MSSRS Program provides summer research opportunities exclusively for MS-II students. There are three different areas of focus: basic science, clinical, and simulation. The Summer Scholars Program has up to three student positions for each scholarship. The project period is seven weeks long in the summer between the first and second year of medical school during which time the student is expected to devote at least six full weeks to the project.
Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE)
The Master of Health Professions Education program is to prepare healthcare professionals as educators and leaders to help train the next generation of healthcare providers. By providing health professionals with essential skills to thrive as faculty and leaders in education in the country’s expanding health professions schools, the program will assist in improving care delivery to address the needs of rural and underserved populations in North Carolina, the Southeastern United States, and the nation.
Admissions Process & Application Information
Select CUSOM on the AACOMAS application. Qualified applicants will be invited to submit a secondary application. To be considered for an interview, an applicant must meet all admissions requirements and technical and vaccination standards for admission and have a complete file, including the AACOMAS application, an official MCAT score report, a secondary application, required letters of recommendation, the waiver/non-waiver statement, and the processing fee. Please refer to our website for COVID-19 Adapted Admissions Processes.
Currently posted 2021 Admissions Process: Select CUSOM on the AACOMAS application. Qualified applicants will be invited to submit a secondary application. To be considered for an interview, an applicant must meet all admissions requirements and technical standards for admission and have a complete file, including the AACOMAS application, an official MCAT score report, a secondary application, required letters of recommendation, the waiver/non-waiver statement, and the processing fee. Please refer to our website for COVID-19 Adapted Admissions Processes.
- Primary application service: AACOMAS
- Earliest application submission date: Opening Date of AACOMAS (5/4/2022)
- Primary application deadline: 3/1/2023
- Supplemental application deadline: 3/15/2023
- Submission timing for best consideration: As CUSOM utilizes a rolling admissions process, it is highly recommended applicants submit all application materials as soon as possible, but no later than four weeks before the application deadline
First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors:
CUSOM seeks to recruit students from North Carolina and the Southeastern United States who are committed to serving the rural and medically underserved areas of North Carolina, the Southeastern United States, and the nation. While CUSOM seeks students from these areas, all qualified applicants are considered. Applicants who meet the CUSOM standards for academic achievements, maturity, leadership, motivation, and knowledge of osteopathic medicine may be invited to CUSOM for an interview. Applicants who are invited for an interview are contacted by the Office of Admissions and instructed on the interview day process. Each applicant who interviews with CUSOM is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Committee’s decision is based on academic performance, professional experience, healthcare experience, volunteer/community service, ability to meet technical standards, and the interview.
International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No
- Oldest MCAT considered: 1/31/2020
- Accept September 2022 MCAT scores: Yes
- Accept January 2023 MCAT scores: Yes
Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation
- Supplemental application required? Yes
- Earliest supplemental application submission date: 6/22/2022
- Supplemental application deadline: 3/15/2023
- Supplemental application requirements:
Secondary applications are requested by invitation only. Applicants must meet minimum admission requirements to be considered for a secondary application. The secondary application process consists of the application, a non-refundable processing fee or fee waiver, and two required letters of recommendation. One letter must be from an osteopathic or allopathic physician. Although a letter from an osteopathic physician is not required, it is strongly recommended. The second letter must be from a pre-health committee, pre-health advisor, or Ph.D. biomedical science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) faculty member. Letters of recommendation included as part of a pre-health committee packet are accepted.
- Fee waiver available: Yes
- Waiver conditions:
- Supplemental application sent to the following prospective students:
Screened applicants: Supplemental application will be sent to all screened applicants who meet the admission requirements.
- Supplemental application fee: $50, non-refundable
- Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with lab
- Organic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
- Inorganic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
- Physics, 6-8 semester hours with lab optional
- Anatomy, 4 semester hours
- Biochemistry,4 semester hours
- Genetics, 3 semester hours
- Immunology, 3 semester hours
- Microbiology, 3 semester hours
- Molecular Biology, 3 semester hours
- Physiology, 3 semester hours
- College English, 6 semester hours
- Behavioral Sciences, 3 semester hours
- Math/Statistics, 3 semester hours
Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule:
- Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14
- Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days
- Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days
- Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit
- After May 5 of the year of matriculation, each medical college may implement college-specific procedures for accepted students who hold one or more seats at other medical colleges.
- Earliest acceptance date: 9/16/2022
- Latest acceptance date: 7/28/2023
- Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes
- Orientation / start date for first-year students: 7/26/2023
Early Decision Program
- Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: Yes
- EDP available for: State residents, Out-of-State residents
- EDP application due date: 8/15/2022
- EDP applications submitted to: AACOMAS
- EDP supplemental materials due: 9/15/2022
- Date EDP applicants notified: 9/22/2022
First-Year Class Matriculants (Entering Class 2021)
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Majors of First-Year Matriculants
Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
- 2021-22 annual resident tuition: $55,150
- 2021-22 annual non-resident tuition: $55,150
- 2021-22 annual resident fees: $2,000
- 2021-22 annual non-resident fees: $2,000
- 2021-22 annual health insurance fee: $2,336
- Fees include:
- Student Services
- Student Activities
- Technology (not computer)
- Health Service
- Estimated annual room, board, books, and living costs: $23,865
- Average 2021 graduate indebtedness: $300,000
- Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1,500, non-refundable
- Additional deposit amount: $0
- Deposit applied to tuition: Yes
- Financial Aid Website
- Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 84%
- Scholarships: Yes
- Average scholarship/grant: $15,000
Contacts & Additional Resources
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine CUSOM
4350 US Hwy 421
Lillington, NC 27546
Main phone: (855) 287-6613 [Toll Free] or (910) 893-1770
Phone: (910) 893-1770
Fax: (910) 893-1777