BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine hosted the first session of its inaugural “Mini Medical School” Tuesday night with over 40 Harnett County leaders in attendance.
“Mini Medical School is an opportunity for members of our community to come and experience medical school at Campbell University,” said Oscar Aylor, director of community and global health and chair of the mini medical school planning committee. “We are thrilled to have many leaders from the Harnett County community and friends of the University participate in the inaugural program.”
The mini medical school will consist of six evening sessions covering anatomy, wellness and disease prevention, osteopathic manipulative medicine, clinical skills, simulation medicine, ultrasound, and geriatric medicine. It will conclude with a celebratory “graduation”.
Dr. John M. Kauffman Jr., dean of the medical school, welcomed the participants and provided an overview of medical education and the mission of Campbell’s medical school during the first session.
Participants also had an opportunity to have a conversation with a seven students from all three CUSOM classes who talked about their experience in medical school so far and why they chose Campbell. (The fourth class, Class of 2020, will be welcomed in August 2016).
“Our students are amazing,” said Sarah Bowman, CUSOM’s director of marketing and communications. “It is incredible to hear them share with Harnett County leaders about the supportive, family environment we foster, the state-of-the-art facilities we enjoy, and how our mission to serve the underserved and dedication to medical missions are what they love about their medical school.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to engage with our community,” said Dean Kauffman. “We look forward to watching medical school come to life for the participants over the next six weeks.”