Campbell University Medical School Receives Approval for 72 Additional Residency Positions

Buies Creek, N.C. (December 1, 2014) -- The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine has worked with partner hospitals in North Carolina to establish 72 new residency positions in the following programs and locations:

  • Southeastern Health: Traditional Rotating Internship (13 positions)
  • Sampson Regional Medical Center: Traditional Rotating Internship (10 Positions) and Family Medicine (18 Positions)
  • Harnett Health: Traditional Rotating Internship (13 positions)
  • Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center: Family Medicine (18 Positions)

The Traditional Rotating Internship is a one-year training program for medical school graduates prior to advancing on to residency programs in specialties such as dermatology or ophthalmology.  The Family Medicine Residencies join the program Campbell established earlier this year at Southeastern Health for a total of three Campbell family medicine residency programs so far in North Carolina.

All of the programs have received full accreditation status from the American Osteopathic Association.  “We are excited about the approval of these programs as they take us closer to achieving a residency training position for each of our graduates,” said Dawn Stull, director of graduate medical education. “I am thrilled to be part of the development process and am honored to aid in servicing the needs of our students and the citizens of North Carolina.”

“These programs add to our current lineup of programs to total 144 newly created residency positions in North Carolina since the school first opened in 2013,” said Dr. Robert Hasty, associate dean of postgraduate affairs. “We are thrilled for their approval.”

Campbell's medical school has committed to developing residency programs around the state for its graduates, especially in hospitals positioned to meet the needs of rural and underserved communities. According to the National Rural Health Association, 75 percent of residency graduates from rural programs will practice in rural locations. Three of the above named hospitals are located in rural counties where the need is great -- Sampson, Harnett and Robeson counties.

“The establishment of these residencies is among the first of many new programs that Campbell is developing to advance the mission of educating and preparing osteopathic physicians to care for the rural and underserved populations in North Carolina, the Southeastern United States and the nation,” Hasty said.