Greetings from the Dean

Welcome to Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine!

Thank you for your interest in the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM). I am delighted to help you learn more about our institution and look forward to assisting you on your journey to become a Campbell Physician.

Campbell University is located in the heart of eastern North Carolina, a short distance from The Research Triangle – one of the largest areas concentrating on research and technology in the world. Campbell Medicine is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and patient care.

The Mission of Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine 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. Our outstanding biomedical and clinical faculty prepare students to be lifelong learners and excellent practitioners.

Campbell Medicine is made up of approximately:

  • 637 students from 30+ states
  • 160 residents and fellows in eight clinical specialties across five clinical programs
  • 1000+ faculty physicians and scientists who train our students, conduct research and provide patient care

Our students actively learn in an environment which provides clinical training while integrating the health sciences with clinical experiences through the use of modern technology. As a Campbell medical student you’ll learn the time-honored approach to healing based upon the teachings of Andrew Taylor Still, founder of osteopathic medicine. Students delve into areas of medical inquiry stimulated by intellectual curiosity and the desire to learn.

We emphasize intellectual achievement and compassion, as well as mind-body-spirit centered patient care. We value diversity, mutual respect, teamwork, and open communication. As a Campbell Physician you’ll be prepared to excel through teaching, learning, and service.

I encourage you to take full advantage of the educational opportunity offered at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and look forward to having you join us as we train the next generation of physicians for North Carolina, the Southeastern United States and the nation.

Sincerely,

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John M. Kauffman Jr., DO, FACOI, FACP
Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Named founding dean in 2011, Dr. Kauffman was named the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Educator of the Year in 2014 for his leadership in establishing the medical school at Campbell University.