Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

We seek compassionate, knowledgeable persons whose professional goals align with our mission, show potential success as an osteopathic physician and have an interest in serving the underserved population.

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The Office of Admissions considers each applicant’s academic background, achievements and personal statement. Admission to Campbell Medicine’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is competitive. While grades and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores are crucial, we also look closely at letters of recommendation, health-related work or research experience, community involvement and promotion of diversity.

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)

  • English: One Year (6 semester hours/ 8 quarter hours) Please note that we will accept other reading and/or writing intensive courses in lieu of English.
  • Biological sciences: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours)
  • Physics: 1 year (6 to 8 semester hours/ 9 to 12 quarter hours)
  • General/Inorganic Chemistry: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours)
  • Organic Chemistry: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours)–Please note 1 semester of Organic Chemistry may be substituted with one semester of Biochemistry.
  • Six additional upper level (300-400 or beyond) science hours—Please note the following courses are highly recommended (Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology) 

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

All applicants must submit valid MCAT scores (no substitutions will be considered in place of the MCAT). We accept MCAT administration up to three years prior to the date of matriculation. The Dean may grant exceptions to this timeline in certain instances.

  • A competitive MCAT score usually begins at 24 (MCAT taken before April 2015) or competitive score at 500 / 50th percentile of your particular test date (MCAT taken after March 2015).
  • At Campbell Med, the MCAT is considered with grades, personal qualities and the student interview.

We participate in American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (ACCOMAS), the centralized online application service for the U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine. AACOMAS simplifies the application process by offering you the convenience of completing a single online application for each osteopathic medical school you choose.

Applicants interested in applying to Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine must complete an online application through AACOMAS once the application cycle opens in May. You can 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 to Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting:
P.O. Box 9137
Watertown, MA 02474

Early decision program

  • All application materials must be received by AACOMAS on or before July 15th
  • Applicants must have a 3.5 science GPA or above
  • MCAT of a 27, with a 7 or greater in each section
  • MCAT of the 500 / 50th percentile or above overall, as well as in each section
  • Early Decision applicants must also refrain from applying to other schools until a decision on their acceptance has been made by the admissions committee
Learn more about the early decision program

Secondary applications are given by invitation only. The secondary application process consists of the application, a non-refundable processing fee, and two required letters of recommendation. The last date to submit a secondary application is April 1, unless otherwise noted from the Office of Admissions.

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

Interview slots fill up quickly, so we strongly recommend to complete the secondary application as soon as possible.

Letters of recommendation

  • Letters of recommendation may not be written by a relative, including relatives through marriage.

  • All letters of recommendation must be typed on official letterhead and signed.

  • One letter must be from an osteopathic physician (DO) or an allopathic physician (MD). Although a letter from an osteopathic physician is not required, it is strongly recommended.

  • The second letter of must be from either a pre-health committee, pre-health advisor or PhD science faculty member. We will accept letters of recommendation that are included as part of a pre-health committee packet.

  • Letters from an official evaluation collection service (AACOMAS, Interfolio or VirtualEvals) that are part of your official packet will be accepted without signature or letterhead as long as the letters are sent directly from the authors to pre-med advisors.

  • Letters are accepted through AACOMAS, VirtualEvals, Interfolio and mail at any time in the application process.

  • Although not required, those who have shadowing experience with a DO demonstrate a commitment to the profession of osteopathic medicine.

  • Additional letters of support or recommendation from those who are acquainted with the student’s academic or professional ability may be accepted.

Once the Office of Admissions has 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.

Campbell Medicine is committed to selecting those who will be an asset to the profession of osteopathic medicine. Our goals of the admissions process are to:

  • Review each applicant as a whole person: Mind, Body, and Spirit.
  • Evaluate the potential for success in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) curriculum.
  • Assess commitment and aptitude as a future practicing osteopathic physician.
  • Consider applicant‘s interest in serving rural and underserved populations.
  • Help confirm commitment to our Mission 

Applicants will receive either an invitation for an interview or a notice of regret.

If selected for an interview, you will be notified via phone or email. Interviews are generally conducted every Monday and Tuesday from August to April during the application cycle (subject to change).

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

Be prepared to spend the entire day with us and dress your best!

The Admissions Committee may make any of the following recommendations: accept, deny or waitlist. Because we operate on a rolling admissions cycle, interview candidates will be notified of their acceptance or rejection generally within a few weeks.

All accepted candidates are required to remit a $1500 non-refundable deposit by the specified date:

  • Those accepted prior to October 15 will have until November 15
  • Those accepted between October 15 and January 14 will have 30 days
  • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days
  • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit

Accepted candidates must review, acknowledge and submit an electronic signature for the Technical Standards and Academic Bulletin. The candidate must also meet all clinical and academic requirements for matriculation, which will be provided in your acceptance letter.


For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.
Phone: 910-893-1770
E-mail: CUSOMadmissions@campbell.edu