Senator Richard Burr visits medical school

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Senator Richard Burr visited Campbell University today and toured the medical school that will graduate its inaugural class in May 2017.

“You are teaching the art of medicine” said Burr to Dr. John M. Kauffman, Jr., founding dean of the medical school, as he toured the simulation center in Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences.  “I compliment Campbell on its innovative growth.”

“It was a pleasure to host Senator Burr today and to provide him the opportunity to see the medical school, to discuss medical education, and to share with him how Campbell physicians will help meet North Carolina’s – and the nation’s – healthcare needs.  He has been supportive of our school since the feasibility study, so we were happy to provide him with a firsthand update now that the school is in its third year.”

The inaugural class, the Class of 2017, is now third year medical students continuing their training at 5 Regional campuses throughout North Carolina.  CUSOM will be the second largest medical school in North Carolina in August 2016 when they welcome the Class of 2020.