Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

Educating physicians who will excel by learning the whole-person approach to delivering superior patient care in communities they serve.

As the first and only osteopathic medical school established in the state of North Carolina, our faculty prepare students to be lifelong learners and excellent practitioners that are holistic in their approach to patient care.

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Program Details

Our students learn in a state-of-the-art 96,500-square-foot facility known as the Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences. DO students are educated on clinical skills and simulation medicine in the SIM lab, introduced to osteopathic manipulative medicine in our OMM lab, and assigned to regional clinical sites in North Carolina. Additionally, there are opportunities to engage with our community health centers and serve on a medical mission. For further information and course descriptions please see the Academic Bulletin.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to provide necessary skills to pursue careers in primary care or medical and surgical sub-specialties. Osteopathic principles are integrated throughout, as well as covered in depth in the longitudinal Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine course. Interviewing skills, physical diagnosis, and clinical reasoning are taught in a longitudinal Clinical Skills series. Epidemiology, evidence-based medicine and research skills are included in Foundations of Medical Practice, while the Professional Core Competencies course addresses medical ethics, humanities, health systems, global health, and professionalism.

Years one and two

During years one and two the curriculum is highly integrated to provide both a strong core of biomedical principles and a robust foundation in clinical sciences including osteopathic principles, clinical skills, and professionalism. Content is delivered in 9-week blocks over four semesters. The week between blocks is time for students to have vacation, participate in medical mission trips or remediate a course when warranted.

Blocks one and two cover fundamental basic sciences through a set of courses designed to provide optimal integration while providing clarity on discipline-specific concepts:

Block 1

  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Anatomy and Lab

Block 2

  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Anatomy and Lab

Blocks three through eight integrate basic and clinical sciences through an organ system approach, covering the clinical presentations and underlying pathophysiology of common disease states.

Years three and four

Students in years three and four will be assigned to regional sites throughout North Carolina. Clinical experiences occur within hospital sites for inpatient experiences, ambulatory practices and in acute care facilities. All students will spend time in rural small and critical access hospitals for an underserved care experience. The didactic and online curriculum is provided by Campbell Medicine. Time distribution reflects the Mission to prepare primary care physicians for underserved areas while preparing students to enter residency in any specialty.

More information about the curriculum. 

Hospital clinical sites

Campbell Medicine has partnered with several medical centers, hospitals and clinics to provide opportunities for our students.

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Accreditation

Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Campbell University is one of only three private Universities in North Carolina to hold SACSCOC Level VI accreditation status, the highest level possible.  The other two institutions are Duke University and Wake Forest University.

In April of 2017, the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine full accreditation status.  Accreditation status is the highest level of accreditation awarded, and confers all rights and privileges of accreditation.

Contact

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.
Phone: 910-893-170
E-mail: CUSOMadmissions@campbell.edu