Accepted Students’ Day for the Class of 2019

The Campbell University Jerry M Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed 80 future medical students and their families to Buies Creek on Saturday for Accepted Students’ Day.  From Utah, to Florida, to North Carolina, they arrived at Campbell University Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences to participate in a morning filled with activities including icebreakers, financial aid information, and a curriculum overview.  Most importantly, the day is a chance to meet their future classmates.
“It is important for the students to have an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishment of being accepted to medical school together and to begin to identify themselves with Campbell as they take steps to establish their life here,” said Mattie Bendall, Executive Director of Student Affairs for the school of medicine.
“It was wonderful to see our future students excited and preparing for the fall. I initially meet the students as interview candidates and to see them again now as our future students and to see their excitement is incredible,” shared Jennifer Parrish, assistant director for student affairs.
The accepted students also had an opportunity to meet with MS-I and MS-II CUSOM students to take tours and ask questions of a student panel.  “As one of the students in the first Campbell Medical school class, I feel ownership over our name and our legacy here,” shared inaugural class member Launa Clough. “It is so awesome to meet the next crop of young doctors who will be representing Campbell in the medical field. I love being able to share some of the joys, wisdom, and what I have learned over the past two years with my future fellow CUSOM alumni.”
Gyms, realtors, and even the local coffee house participated in the Community Showcase to welcome the students and help them find resources in Harnett County.  “Creek Coffee House is fortunate to be a place where undergraduates, professional students, faculty, staff and the community intersect.  We are always excited to meet new students from across the country and be able to provide them a good cup of coffee and place to chat or study close by,” shared owner, Chess Royal.
The students will return to begin their first year of medical school in August shortly after the inaugural class begins their third year rotations on July 27, 2015 throughout North Carolina.