We seek compassionate, knowledgeable persons whose professional goals align with our mission, show potential success as an osteopathic physician and have an interest in caring for underserved populations.
The CUSOM 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 before matriculation the following courses with a C or higher from an accredited college or university to be considered. A grade letter of a C- in any completed coursework will not be accepted, and no exceptions. (This includes any coursework completed online from an accredited college or university).
- English: 1 year (6 semester hours/ 8 quarter hours) Please note: Other reading or writing-intensive courses instead of English will be accepted
- 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: One semester of Biochemistry can replace one semester of Organic Chemistry.
- Six additional upper (300 level and above) science hours are favorable. Please note- courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology Microbiology, and Anatomy & Physiology) are highly recommended.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
All applicants must submit valid MCAT scores (no substitutions in place of the MCAT). MCAT scores from tests administered up to three years before the date of matriculation are accepted.
- Most competitive applicants to Campbell have MCAT scores at the 50th percentile or higher.
- The MCAT score, along with grades, personal qualities, and the student interview, is considered in the offer of acceptance.
The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) recognizes the significant challenges for each of us, some of which may have impacted your planned path toward medical school. The sudden and dramatic changes resulting from COVID-19 have impacted not only the delivery of academic programs, MCAT exam schedules, and opportunities to gain healthcare and volunteer experiences but also the entirety of our lives.
We encourage you to answer the COVID-19 essay on your AACOMAS application which will provide you the opportunity to highlight how you have adapted to adversity and shown perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We participate in the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS), 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. Primary applications are accepted from the Opening Day of AACOMAS through March 1, as CUSOM offers a rolling admissions cycle.
Please contact AACOMAS for more information on how to submit a primary application to Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Secondary applications are granted 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 March 15, unless otherwise noted by the Office of Admissions.
A $50.00 application fee is required when submitting 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 it is strongly recommended to complete the secondary application as soon as possible.
Letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation may not be written by a relative, including blood relatives and 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 must be from either a pre-health committee, pre-health advisor, or Ph.D. science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) faculty member. Letters of recommendation included as part of a pre-health committee packet are accepted.
Letters from an official evaluation collection service (AACOMAS, Interfolio, or similar service) that are part of an 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, Interfolio, and mail at any time in the application process.
- Up to 5 additional letters of support or recommendation from an acquaintance of the applicant’s academic or professional ability may be accepted.
Once the Office of Admissions has received the 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 applicants who will be an asset to the profession of osteopathic medicine. The 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 an applicant‘s interest in serving rural and underserved populations.
- Help confirm commitment to our Mission
If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified via email. Interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle and are generally conducted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from August to April during the application cycle (subject to change).
Be prepared to spend the day with us!
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 submit a $1500 non-refundable deposit by the specified date:
- Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14.
- Those accepted between November 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 (24 hours).
Accepted candidates must review, acknowledge, and submit an electronic signature for the Offer of Admission, 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.
Campbell Law and Campbell Medicine partner to offer a unique dual degree opportunity. This program allows students to pursue and obtain a Juris Doctor and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine simultaneously. Prospective students will be able to enroll in the JD/DO option and must be admitted to both programs.
We make every effort to recruit students from a diverse background to foster the cultural richness to meet its mission, goals and objectives.
The University affirms its standing policy of non-discrimination in employment and in all of its programs and activities, with respect to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, ethnicity or national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where exemption is appropriate and authorized by law.