Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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Campbell University
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)
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Established 2011
Type Private, non-profit
Affiliation Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
President Jerry M. Wallace
Dean John M. Kauffman Jr., D.O.[1]
Location Lillington[2], North Carolina, United States
Campus Rural, 850-acre (3.4 km2) Health Sciences Campus
Colors Orange and Black
Athletics NCAA Division I
Nickname CUSOM
Mascot Gaylord the Camel
Website campbell.edu/cusom/
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The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) is a private, non-profit medical school for osteopathic medicine located in Lillington,[2] in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is one of seven schools at Campbell University.

CUSOM holds provisional accreditation with American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. Graduates of CUSOM will receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.).[3] The inaugural class matriculated in August 2013.

History[edit]

The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine opened in 2011. On July 1, 2012, the school was awarded provisional accreditation status with the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA),[4] which allowed the school to recruit students.[3] The inaugural class matriculated in August 2013.

Campus[edit]

The medical school's main building, a 96,500-square-foot state-of-the-art facility located on the university's Health Sciences Campus, [5] was estimated to have a start-up and build cost of $60 million. It is North Carolina's first new medical school to open in 35 years and is projected to have a regional economic growth of 1,158 new jobs and $300 million in its first 10-years of operation. [6]

Anatomy Lab
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Lab
Simulation Lab

Academics[edit]

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.[5] The school has a partnership with Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Sampson Regional Medical Center, and the Harnett Health System establishing clerkships and residencies for Campbell students. It also has written commitments from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and WakeMed Raleigh to provide clinical clerkships to Campbell osteopathic medical students in their third and fourth year rotations.[7]

On August 1st, the medical school received its first research grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, amounting to $300,000. [8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 "Visit the Medical School". Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. 
  3. ^ a b "Osteopathic Medical College Information Book Supplement". American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. pp. 4–5. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine". Commission on Osteopathic Colleges Accreditation. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Schierhorn, Carolyn (Aug 29, 2012). "North Carolina’s first DO school poised for strong start in 2013". The DO. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Top Stories of 2012: No. 2 The medical school takes shape". Campbell University. Campbell University. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Affiliated Teaching Hospitals". CUSOM. 
  8. ^ "Med school receives $300K cancer research grant". CUSOM. Campbell University. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 

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