Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)

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Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
4350 US Hwy 421
Lillington, NC 27546

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

Admissions office
Phone: (910) 893-1770
Fax: (910) 893-1777
Admissions Website

General Information

Mission Statement

The mission of 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. In addition to its mission statement, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine also includes eight goals for the purpose of educating osteopathic physicians who are well trained, socially minded clinicians who practice evidence based medicine.

COM Description

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 established in the state of North Carolina, the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) provides students with a seamless transition from learning to delivering the highest quality patient care in the communities they serve. The School of Osteopathic Medicine approved class size is 150 students annually, and graduates will fill a critical need by practicing in rural and medically underserved communities. Our purpose as an osteopathic medical school is to train the next generation of physicians who will excel through teaching, learning, and service.

Campus setting: 
CUSOM, located in Lillington, North Carolina, is approximately 30 miles (50 km) south of Raleigh, the state capital, North Carolina's second-largest city, and approximately 30 miles (50 km) north of Fayetteville, North Carolina, North Carolina's sixth-largest city. CUSOM is conveniently accessible to Raleigh-Durham International airport (RDU). 

Year founded: 2011

Type: Private, non-profit

The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) is accredited by the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). CUSOM is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and is one of three private universities in North Carolina to achieve Level VI accreditation.

Institutional affiliation: 
Campbell University

CUSOM, located on 20 acres adjacent to the university's golf course, consists of 96,500 square feet of classroom, clinical simulation and small group rooms, as well as student activity and administrative office space. The design fits comfortably with the architectural character that defines the Campbell University campus. The building brings together medical students, faculty, and administration in a state-of-the-art training facility. CUSOM has more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated research space, including 7,000 square feet of newly-constructed labs in a facility adjacent to the medical school.

Student residence options: 
Lilington and the surrounding area offers small town living within reasonable driving distances to major metropolitan areas and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The area offers options for off-campus housing. Apartments, townhouses, and homes for purchase are conveniently located around the campus and in surrounding communities.

2017-2018 Enrollment

  • Total medical school enrollment: 632
  • Total male: 345
  • Total female: 287
  • First-year enrollment: 162
  • First-year male: 80
  • First-year female: 82
  • First-year in-state: 41
  • First-year out-of-state: 84
  • Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 6,313

Curricular Offerings

The integrated structure of CUSOM’s curriculum provides a strong core of biomedical principles along with a corresponding emphasis on clinical application, clinical practice, osteopathic principles and professionalism. The curriculum  in years one and two is presented in four parallel and integrated course series, delivered in eight week-long blocks over four semesters, with a one-week break between blocks.

Clinical Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and other clinical skills are taught in a progressive fashion designed to integrate with and provide seamless entry into the third and fourth year clinical rotations. Weekly clinical case conferences are utilized to help students integrate and apply biomedical and clinical concepts presented during the week.

Years 3 and 4 of the curriculum begin with one month of simulation medicine to prepare for clinical rotations. One advantage of CUSOM’s clinical curriculum is that training occurs at six regional campuses, all within a reasonable distance from the medical school. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of settings including large regional hospitals, academic centers, ambulatory practices, and smaller rural hospitals and health clinics. This unique blend of experiences provides students with the opportunity to learn multiple models of health care and have the opportunity to provide care to rural underserved populations.  

Dual Degree / Concurrent Programs

None offered

Preparatory Programs

Post Baccalaureate Program CUSOM offers an SACSCOC-accredited Masters in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree to prepare students for successful entry into medical school as well as other health professions programs. The Post Baccalaureate program runs concurrently with the medical school academic year.

Special Programs

International Medicine Programs
CUSOM offers medical mission experiences in multiple locations.

Application Information

  • Primary application service: AACOMAS
  • Earliest application submission date: Opening Date of AACOMAS (5/3/2018)
  • Primary application deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Supplemental application deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Submission timing for best consideration: For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to this school's latest filing date.

Admissions Process

Applicants should select CUSOM on the AACOMAS application. Qualified applicants will be invited to submit a secondary application. Students who are invited for an interview will interview on campus. To be considered for an interview, an applicant must meet all admissions requirements and technical standards for admission, and have a complete file, including the AACOMAS application, an official MCAT report, a secondary application, the required letters of recommendation, the waiver/non-waiver statement, and the processing fee.

First-Year Class Matriculants' 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 admissions decision is based on academic performance, professional experience, ability to meet technical standards, and the interview.

International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No


  • Oldest MCAT considered: January 2016
  • Accept September 2018 MCAT scores: Yes
  • Accept January 2019 MCAT scores: Yes

Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation

  • Virtual Evals
  • Interfolio
  • Paper

Interview Format

CUSOM uses a rolling admissions process. Applicant interviews are generally scheduled from August through April of the application year. The candidates will attend an information session, financial aid and scholarship presentation, one-on-one interviews with faculty (both biomedical and clinical), and administration. Lunch is provided, as well as a tour of the medical school campus and interaction with first- and second-year medical school students.

Supplemental Application

  • Supplemental application required? Yes

Premedical Coursework

Science Courses


  • Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with lab
  • Organic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
  • Physics, 6-8 semester hours with lab


  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

Non-Science Courses


  • College English, 6 semester hours


  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Math/Statistics
  • Humanities


Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following schedule:
  • 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
  • Earliest acceptance date: 8/24/2018
  • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled
  • Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes, but for deposited students only
  • Orientation / start date for first-year students: 7/29/2019

Early Decision Program

  • Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: Yes    
  • EDP available for: Residents, Non-residents
  • EDP application due date: 7/15/2018
  • EDP applications submitted to:  AACOMAS
  • EDP supplemental materials due: 8/15/2018
  • Date EDP applicants notified: Mid-September

First-Year Class Matriculants

Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity 

Matriculants from the 2016-2017 application cycle.

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
  • Asian: 25%
  • Black or African-American: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
  • White: 63%
  • Multiple Races: 5%
  • Undisclosed: 4%

Majors of First-Year Class Matriculants

  • Science majors: 89%
  • Non-Science majors: 11%
  • Graduate degree(s): 27%

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

  • 2017-18 annual resident tuition: $45,900
  • 2017-18 annual non-resident tuition: $45,900
  • 2017-18 annual resident fees: $1,680 years 1 & 2; $1500 years 3 & 4
  • 2017-18 annual non-resident fees: $1,680 years 1 & 2; $1500 years 3 & 4
  • 2017-18 annual health insurance fee: $2,096
  • Fees include:
    • Student Services
    • Lab
    • Computer-Years 1 & 2
    • IPad-Years 3 & 4
    • Student Activities
    • Technology (not computer)
    • Health Service 
  • Estimated annual room, board, books, and living costs: $25,100 years 1 & 2; $27,800 years 3 &4
  • Average 2017 graduate indebtedness: $300,000


  • Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1,500, non-refundable
  • Additional deposit amount: $0
  • Deposit applied to tuition: Yes

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Website
  • Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 92%
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Average scholarship/grant: $15,000