Frequently Asked Questions

Osteopathic Medicine

Applicants interested in applying to Campbell Medicine must complete an online application through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) once the application cycle opens in May. Applicants may continue to submit primary applications throughout the year as we are on a rolling admissions cycle. We will review and consider primary applications submitted by March 1st to AACOMAS. Please contact ACCOMAS for more information on how to submit a primary application online at https://aacomas.liaisoncas.com/ or additional information may be obtained by contacting:

AACOMAS
P.O. Box 9137
Watertown, MA 02474
617-612-2889

Yes; Applicants must earn a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation. A minimum of 90 hours or 75 percent of the required credits for a degree accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

 

No. Students with non-science majors who have completed the required pre-requisites are eligible for application and admission.

The last date to submit a secondary application is April 1st, unless otherwise noted from the Office of Admissions. We encourage applicants to complete the secondary application as soon as possible as interview slots may fill up quickly.

Note: Secondary applications are given by invitation only.

You must pay a $50.00 application fee online when you submit your secondary application. We do accept AACOMAS fee waivers. If you have been granted an AACOMAS fee waiver, you will need to email the waiver to the Office of Admissions.

You are not able to change information on your secondary application once it has been submitted. If you have not submitted and are having trouble logging in, you must use the username and password provided to you and then it will prompt you to enter your email and password. If you continue to have problems, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Applicants must have completed (or will complete prior to matriculation) the following courses with a grade of C or higher from an accredited college or university in order to be considered. A grade of C- in any completed coursework will not be accepted, and no exceptions will be made. (This does include any coursework completed online from an accredited college or university)

  • Biological Sciences (8 hours)
  • Physics (6 to 8 hours)
  • General Chemistry/Inorganic (8 hours)
  • Organic Chemistry (8 hours)
  • English (8 hours)
  • Recommended: 6 hours in upper-level biomedical courses 300 level or above (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology or genetics) Labs to be included.

Yes, please make sure to list all of the coursework you are planning to take on your AACOMAS application. Also, you must complete all degree and prerequisite requirements at the time of matriculation or your offer of admission could be rescinded.

Applicants should have at least a 3.2 science and cumulative grade point average. The admissions process is competitive, and a higher grade point average (above 3.2) results in improved chances for acceptance. All GPA calculations are completed by AACOMAS and placed on your primary application. Please note we do not do grade replacement, but will consider the last 120 credits on a case-by-case basis.

What is the minimum MCAT score?

The minimum score for the new MCAT is the 497 / 40TH percentile overall as well as in each section. The minimum score for the old MCAT is a 22 with a minimum of a 7 in each section.

 

Once we have received your secondary application, application fee or waiver, required letters of recommendation, official MCAT scores and all other supporting documents, the complete applicant files are sent for review. Applicants will receive either an invitation for an interview or a notice of regret. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified via phone or email and will have the opportunity to select an interview date. Interviews are typically conducted from August through April. We highly recommend submitting all application materials at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline.

You are responsible for coordinating with this service to ensure that we receive at least one letter of recommendation from a premed advisor/committee or science faculty member (PhD). Additionally, we require a letter of recommendation from a physician (MD or DO).

Yes, we prefer letters to be submitted through AACOMAS. However, we will also accept letters of recommendation submitted through Interfolio, Virtual Eval or mail.

A pre-med committee letter is not required. Applicants who do not have a pre-med advisor will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a science faculty member (PhD).

Have your college/university forward an official transcript to AACOMAS as soon as possible, so AACOMAS can forward the updated applicant profile to each of your designated colleges or universities. Please refer to the AACOMAS website to obtain dates and instructions for Academic Updates.

Please contact AACOMAS and notify them of the change. AACOMAS will notify all designated colleges or universities, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

If you decide to withdraw your application from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine during the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions in writing and submit to cusomadmissions@campbell.edu. This will prevent applicants from receiving unwanted mail reminders.

No, at this time all applicants must be a U.S citizen or U.S. permanent resident at the time of applying in order to be considered.

The applicant will be contacted via phone to schedule an interview day. If the applicant is not available via phone an interview email will be sent providing available interview dates.

Yes, an interview confirmation email will be sent to the applicant once the interview day has been scheduled. The confirmation email will include details on local hotels, directions and agenda.

Interviews are generally conducted every Monday and Tuesday from August to April during the application cycle (interview days are subject to change). Be prepared to spend the entire day with us.

No, there are no other options at this time. We feel that it is very important for the applicant to visit our school in-person. We also want the opportunity to get to know you throughout the day.

There will be three one-on-one interviews conducted. Each interview will be 25-30 minutes each. The interviewer will have your complete application to review prior to your interview. The interviewer will submit a written evaluation based on the interview portion of the day.

We operate on rolling admissions. Generally, applicants will be notified within two weeks of when the interview was conducted.

Yes, feel free to contact the Director of Admissions to receive feedback on your Interview Day.

The Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) and the Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY) are located approximately 50 minutes from the medical school campus.

No, we do not provide public transportation from the airport to campus. Most interview candidates rent a car or take a taxi to campus.

No, we do not provide on campus housing for interview candidates. Most interview candidates will stay at a local hotel in the area.

Biomedical Sciences

Yes, you would need separate letters of recommendation. The two letters of recommendation that you submit with your Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) application would need to recommend you for our program.

Those letters can be submitted via Interfolio, mailed to either our physical address or PO box, or scanned and emailed directly to the Office of Post-Baccalaureate Studies. If emailed, letters will need to come from a professional email address (not a gmail.com, etc.)

As an MSBS student who is doing well academically, you can apply to any health professions program offered by Campbell University during the fall semester of your first year with the recommendation of the Director of Post-Baccalaureate Studies. Consult specific program guidelines for admission. There is, however, no guarantee of acceptance due to your MSBS student status.

Yes; 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.

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.

Yes, you can apply for federal financial aid.

The MSBS program is quite rigorous, particularly within the first year of the curriculum. Some students have worked full-time or part-time while in the program; however, it is preferable to focus your efforts on succeeding academically.

Acceptance decisions are typically made within two weeks. Please be aware that there are several steps in the application process, including receipt of transcripts and letters of recommendation.