Associate dean for Postgraduate Affairs named founding dean for Montana’s first medical school

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina –  Robert T. Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP, associate dean for postgraduate affairs, has been named the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer for Montana’s first medical school. Dr. Hasty will assume his new position February 10, 2016.

Dr. Hasty first joined Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 as a Regional Associate Dean while also serving as the Vice President of Medical Education for Southeastern Health in Lumberton, North Carolina. He was subsequently promoted to Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs and has helped lead the effort to develop and establish residency programs in North Carolina. Since 2013, Campbell University has partnered with 7 other organizations to help develop 383 approved positions in 20 programs.

“Dr. Hasty has made invaluable contributions to the founding of Campbell’s medical school,” said Dr. John M. Kauffman, Jr., dean of Campbell’s medical school. “In the past two years, he has worked to create 383 new residency positions in 20 programs at 7 organizations to meet the healthcare needs in rural and underserved North Carolina – he is well prepared to lead the new school in training physicians to meet Montana’s healthcare needs.”

“I am honored to have been chosen as the founding Dean for Montana’s first medical school,” Hasty said.  “We will train expert and caring physicians that will help transform the future of healthcare in Montana and the contiguous states by improving the patient experience, increasing access, and improving value. The tremendous experiences that I have had working with Dean Kauffman and the CUSOM family have prepared me for this.”

The school of osteopathic medicine where Dr. Hasty has been appointed as the founding dean will be entirely privately funded and operated, but will have an affiliation with Montana State University and will be located on MSU’s Innovation Campus in Bozeman, MT. The official naming of the school will be announced prior to the end of this year.