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 caring for underserved populations.

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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 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 includes any coursework completed online from an accredited college or university)

  • English: One Year (6 semester hours/ 8 quarter hours) Please note: Other reading or writing intensive courses in lieu 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 may be substituted for one semester of Organic Chemistry.
  • Six additional upper (above 300 level) science hours. 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 will be considered in place of the MCAT). MCAT scores from tests administered up to three years prior to the date of matriculation are accepted. The Dean may grant exceptions to this timeline in certain instances.

  • A competitive MCAT score usually begins at 500 / 50th percentile of the particular test date.
  • The MCAT score is considered along with grades, personal qualities and the student interview.

We participate in 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 May 1 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.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting:
AACOMAS
P.O. Box 9137
Watertown, MA 02474
617-612-2889
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Program requirements

  • All application materials must be received by AACOMAS on or before July 15th
  • Applicants must have a cumulative science GPA of ≥ 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • 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

Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine offers an Early Acceptance Program for Medicine to attract prospective students who are interested in attending medical school after completing their undergraduate studies.

Through this program, seats are reserved in future medical school classes for exceptional students matriculating at Campbell as freshmen. All Campbell University applicants may compete for the Early Acceptance Program for Medicine, and finalists will be interviewed by the School of Osteopathic Medicine’s admission committee as part of the selection process.

Learn More about the Early Acceptance Program

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 in the fall of 2019 and must be admitted to both programs.

Secondary applications are requested 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 by the Office of Admissions.

A $50.00 application fee is required to 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 of must be from either a pre-health committee, pre-health advisor or PhD science 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 VirtualEvals) 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, VirtualEvals, Interfolio and mail at any time in the application process.

  • Although not required, applicants with 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 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 

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. 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 approximately 30 minutes each. The interviewer will have the candidates complete application to review prior to the 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 wait list. 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 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.

We make every effort to recruit students from a diverse background to foster the cultural richness to meet its mission, goals and objectives. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact

Office of Admissions.
Phone: 910-893-1770
E-mail: CUSOMadmissions@campbell.edu