Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine - CUSOM

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General Information

Campbell University, founded in 1887, is committed to the development of students who are dedicated to community service and purposeful lives. These foundational beliefs are fundamental to the School of Osteopathic Medicine. As the first and only osteopathic medical school in the state of North Carolina, the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) provides students with an exceptional medical education and hands-on clinical training, which equips them to provide the highest level of evidence-based quality care for the patients they serve. CUSOM has an approved class size of 150 students annually, and CUSOM graduates are highly trained, caring, and compassionate osteopathic physicians who provide exceptional medical care for those in need throughout North Carolina, the nation, and the world.
  • CUSOM campus buildings

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) is to educate and prepare community-based osteopathic physicians in a Christian environment to care for the rural and underserved populations in North Carolina, the Southeastern United States, and the nation. 

Closest City Raleigh, NC

Campus Setting



CUSOM, located on 20 acres adjacent to the university’s golf course, consists of 96,500 square feet of classroom, laboratory, clinical simulation, small group rooms, and student activity and administrative office space. The design fits comfortably with the architectural character that defines the Campbell University campus. The building brings medical students, faculty, and administration together in a state-of-the-art facility.

CUSOM students and faculty have access to more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated research space, with facilities in Smith Hall just a short walk from the medical school. In addition, students have access to the 110,000- square-foot Oscar N. Harris Student Union on main campus, less than 5 minutes away.

Student Residence Options

Lillington and the surrounding area offer small-town, suburban, and urban living options to meet the needs of everyone, all within reasonable driving distances to major metropolitan areas and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The area offers numerous options for off-campus housing with apartments, townhouses, and homes for rent or purchase conveniently located around the campus and in surrounding communities.
Accreditation & Affiliation

COM Accreditation Status In April 2017, Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) achieved full accreditation from the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

In addition, Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). It is one of five private universities in North Carolina to achieve Level VI accreditation, the highest level possible.

University Affiliation(s) Campbell University

Student Demographics
  • Entering Class 2022

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Main Contact

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine - CUSOM

4350 US Hwy 421, Lillington, North Carolina 27546


(855) 287-6613 [Toll Free] or (910) 893-1770


Admissions Office

(855) 287-6613 [Toll Free] or (910) 893-1770


Curricular Offerings

CUSOM utilizes a carefully planned systems-based curriculum incorporating traditional lectures, case-based presentations, small group clinical cases, simulation, laboratory experiences, and standardized patient encounters to facilitate clinical integration. Vertical and horizontal integration facilitates linkage between course and clinical work across the four years of the curriculum.

Vertical integration refers to the interweaving of clinical skills and knowledge into the basic science years and, in turn, reinforcing basic science concepts as they apply during the clinical years. Horizontal integration refers to identifying concepts or skills, particularly those that are clinically relevant, which span across the basic sciences and then using these as an integrated focus for presentations, clinical scenarios, and course materials.

The CUSOM curriculum in Years 1 and 2 is integrated to provide a strong core of biomedical principles and a solid foundation in clinical sciences, including osteopathic principles, clinical skills, and professionalism. Content is typically delivered in 9-week Blocks over four semesters with a one-week break between each block. CUSOM students in Years 3 and 4 receive clinical training within hospitals, ambulatory practices, and acute care facilities at regional sites in North Carolina and South Carolina.

In Year 3, students are provided the opportunity to participate in eight (8) weeks of selective rotations and an additional thirty-two (32) weeks of elective/selective rotations in Year 4. These clinical experiences allow students to participate in audition rotations at sites with residency programs or obtain additional experience in specific areas of interest. CUSOM’s curriculum has been validated as evidenced by our students’ outstanding performance on national licensing exams, both COMLEX and USMLE, and exceptional success placing into highly competitive residency training positions upon graduation.

Preparatory Programs

Preparatory/Postbaccalaurete Programs Offered

Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS)
CUSOM offers a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)-accredited Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree, preparing students for successful entry into health profession programs, including medical school. The MSBS program runs concurrently with the medical school academic year, and many MSBS graduates have been successful in gaining acceptance to CUSOM, other medical schools, and health profession programs nationwide.

Special Programs

Local and Global Outreach
Students have the opportunity to serve the medically underserved with mobile health clinics, free health screenings at events, and other programs addressing healthcare needs. Students can participate in week-long international mission trips during Block and summer breaks as well as one-month elective experiences during their 3rd and 4th years. These initiatives prepare students to collaborate in the assembly of multidisciplinary teams to solve health problems in our local community, nationally, and globally.

Community Care Clinic
The Campbell University Community Care Clinic (CUCCC) is a student-run initiative delivering high-quality, compassionate healthcare to the medically underserved communities of North Carolina through an interprofessional cooperative effort providing an extracurricular learning environment for all of Campbell University’s Health Science Programs.

Medical Student Summer Research Scholars Program (MSSRS)
The MSSRS Program provides summer research opportunities exclusively for CUSOM medical students during the summer between their MS-1 and MS-2 years. There are three different areas of focus: basic science, clinical, and simulation. All participants in the program receive a paid stipend. The project period is seven weeks long in the summer between the first and second year of medical school during which time the student is expected to devote at least six full weeks to the project.

Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE)
The Master of Health Professions Education program prepares healthcare professionals as educators and leaders to train the next generation of healthcare providers. By providing health professionals with essential skills to thrive as faculty and leaders in education in the country’s expanding health profession schools, the program assists in improving healthcare delivery to address the needs of rural and underserved populations in North Carolina, the Southeastern United States, and the nation.

Dual Degrees/Concurrent Programs

Dual Degrees/Concurrent Programs Offered

The dual JD/DO program facilitates education and training of highly credentialed professionals with the skill, expertise, and knowledge to practice in two respected and honorable professions. Graduates are poised to obtain significant positions of leadership, administration, and management and are also well-equipped to serve as leaders in their professional and civic communities, working to make significant contributions at the intersection of law and medicine. The JD/DO Dual Degree Program offers students the opportunity to earn both degrees in six years of full-time study.

Premedical Coursework

Courses below are shown as either Recommended or Required and, when applicable, include the number of semester hours needed.
Science Courses

3 semester hours


3 semester hours

Required With Lab

8 semester hours

Chemistry (Inorganic)
Required With Lab

8 semester hours

Chemistry (Organic)
Required With Lab

8 semester hours


3 semester hours


3 semester hours


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6 semester hours, lab optional


3 semester hours

Additional Science Courses
Recommended: Molecular Biology, 3 semester hours
Non-Science Courses
Behavioral Sciences

3 semester hours

College English

6 semester hours


3 semester hours

CUSOM utilizes a rolling admissions process. Select CUSOM on the AACOMAS application. Qualified applicants will be invited to submit a Secondary Application. To be considered for an interview an applicant must meet all admissions requirements including the technical and vaccination standards for admission. A complete file consists of the AACOMAS application, an official MCAT score report, a Secondary Application, required letters of recommendation, and the processing fee or waiver.

Admissions Processes

Interview Options: Virtual interviews only

Physician letter required? MD or DO

Virtual Shadowing Options? Will accept EITHER virtual or in-person shadowing

Accepts online coursework to fulfill prerequisite requirements? Yes

Accepts prerequisite coursework pass/fail grades? Yes

Will your institution waive MCAT exam requirements? No

Accepts online lab coursework? Yes

Application Information

Earliest Application Submission Date: May 4, 2023

Primary Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Submission Timing for Best Consideration

As CUSOM utilizes a rolling admissions process, it is highly recommended applicants submit all application materials as soon as possible, but no later than four weeks before the application deadline.

First Year Class Matriculant's Selection Factors

CUSOM seeks to recruit students from North Carolina and the Southeastern United States who are committed to serving the rural and medically underserved areas of North Carolina, the Southeastern United States, and the nation. While CUSOM seeks students from these areas, all qualified applicants are considered.

Applicants who meet the CUSOM standards for academic achievements, maturity, leadership, motivation, and knowledge of osteopathic medicine may be invited to CUSOM for an interview. Applicants who are invited for an interview are contacted by the Office of Admissions and instructed on the interview day process. Each applicant who interviews with CUSOM is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Committee’s decision is based on academic performance, professional experience, healthcare experience, volunteer/community service, ability to meet technical standards, and the interview.

International Students Accepted? Does Not Accept International Students

Are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students considered for admissions? No

Application Interview Format: Group

Early Decision Program (EDP)

EDP Offered? Yes

Admissions EDP Available For

Both In-state and Out-of-State

EDP Application Due Date

June 1, 2023

EDP Supplemental Materials Due

July 1, 2023

EDP Applicants Notified

August 1, 2023

Supplemental Application

Supplemental Application Required? Yes

Secondary Applications are granted by invitation only. Applicants must meet minimum admission requirements to be considered for a Secondary Application.

The Secondary Application process consists of the application, a non-refundable processing fee or fee waiver, and two required letters of recommendation. One letter must be from an osteopathic or allopathic physician. Although a letter from an osteopathic physician is not required, it is encouraged.

The second letter must be from a Pre-Health Committee, Pre-Health Advisor, or PhD science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics) faculty member. Letters of recommendation included as part of a Pre-Health Committee packet are accepted.

Earliest Supplemental Application Submission Date: May 31, 2023

Supplemental Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

Supplemental Application Sent To: Screened Applicants

Supplemental application will be sent to all screened applicants who meet the admission requirements.

Supplemental Application Fee: $50, non-refundable

Supplemental Application Fee Refundable? No

Supplemental Application Fee Waiver Available? Yes

Email AACOMAS Fee Waiver confirmation to
Acceptances/Deposit Schedule

Earliest Acceptance Date

August 31, 2023

Latest Acceptance Date

August 2, 2024

Orientation/Start Date for First Year Students

July 31, 2024

Deferred Entrance Requests Considered? Yes

Acceptance/deposit deadlines conform to the AACOMAS Traffic Guidelines Schedule? Yes

Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following AACOMAS Traffic Guidelines schedule:

  • 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 April 30 will have 14 days.
  • Those accepted on or after May 1 may be asked for an immediate deposit.
  • After May 1 of the year of matriculation, each medical college may implement college-specific procedures for accepted students who hold one or more seats at other medical colleges.
MCAT/GPA Information

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Oldest MCAT Considered: January 1, 2021

Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation

  • Interfolio
  • Paper
  • Email

Main Admissions Contact

(855) 287-6613 [Toll Free] or (910) 893-1770


Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

The tuition and fees below are from the prior 2022-23 academic year and may have changed for this current application cycle. Please confirm the latest rates with the institution.

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Deposit Applied to Tuition? Yes

Deposit Refundable? No

Financial Aid

Percent of Enrolled Students with Financial Aid 87.09%

Scholarships Offered? Yes

Annual Scholarship/Grant Per Student: $5,976.30