Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Campbell University
School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)
Established 2011 (2011)
Type Private, non-profit
Religious affiliation Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
President Jerry M. Wallace
Dean John M. Kauffman Jr. D.O.[1]
Location Buies Creek[2], North Carolina, US
Campus Rural, 850-acre (3.4 km2) main campus
Colors Orange and Black
Athletics NCAA Division I
Nickname CUSOM
Mascot Gaylord the Camel

The Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) is a private, non-profit medical school for osteopathic medicine located in Buies Creek,[2] in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is one of seven schools at Campbell University.

On July 1, 2012, the school was awarded provisional accreditation status with the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA),[3] which allows the school to recruit students.[4] Graduates of the school will receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.).[4] The first class matriculated in August 2013.

The school's main building, a 96,500-square-foot facility,[2] consists of classrooms and laboratories, and cost about $39 million to build.[1] As of August 2012, the school had raised $28 million in donations to fund the construction.[2]


Students at the medical school will complete the first two years of training at the main campus in rural Harnett County, and the third and fourth years of training at various clinics and hospitals in the state.[2] In February, the school announced a partnership with Southeastern Health, an organization of a hospital and 40 clinics, to provide clinical education to Campbell osteopathic medical students.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Avery, Sarah (January 22, 2011). "Campbell Plans to Open Medical School in 2013". Newsobserver. The News & Observer Publishing Company. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Schierhorn, Carolyn (Aug 29, 2012). "North Carolina’s first DO school poised for strong start in 2013". The DO. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine". Commission on Osteopathic Colleges Accreditation. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Osteopathic Medical College Information Book Supplement". American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. pp. 4–5. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ deBruyn, Jason (Feb 21, 2013). "Campbell, Southeastern Health partnership aims at tomorrow’s rural doctors". Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 

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