Celebrating Campbell’s new school of medicine
Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine opened its doors to a charter class of 160 students this fall, and excitement has remained high for North Carolina’s first new medical school in over 35 years. Campbell Magazine marked the historic new school and the opening of the new 96,500-square-foot Levine Hall of Medical Sciences with a 108-page special edition over the summer.
Without Dr. Jerry Wallace’s drive and determination, I think it’s a safe bet we would not be here today. The idea for the medical school came entirely from this remarkable man. The Campbell community, our county and the entire state of North Carolina needs to thank Dr. Wallace for his vision for medical school that will train doctors, physician assistants and other health care professions who will serve the medically underserved communities of our state.
Benjamin N. Thompson (’76, ’79)
Chair of Campbell University
Board of Trustees
I lived in Buies Creek as a child and remember Campbell. It's almost unrecognizable now. I also remember my first day of medical school — how excited and terrified I was (not unlike my first day of residency). Congrats to everyone at Campbell — that region could certainly use more doctors.
Lauren Wagstaff, DO
My fiance and I attended the “Accepted Students Day” orientation, and we were very impressed with the school officials, the program and the overall effort put forth to make the day special for this special group of students. I was pleased they took the time to supply the guests with so much information and advice about the coming years. I hope Campbell will continue to offer only the best to its students.
A medical school is, in my opinion, the most beneficial program that Campbell could develop, both for the institution itself, and for the people of North Carolina. I especially applaud Campbell's decision to develop an osteopathic school [as opposed to an MD school]. The traditional high percentage of DOs student who enter primary care specialties should produce graduates who will help fill the critical physician shortage. Clearly, this school is a well-thought out, strategic decision by the university administration.
Steve Prescott, J.D, Ph.D.