New medical school opens at Campbell University

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Campbell University's new medical school (Campbell University Facebook page)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. — Campbell University welcomed 162 students to its new medical school Monday.

The School of Osteopathic Medicine is the state’s first medical school in 35 years.

The school will be the second largest in the state behind UNC Chapel Hill. It will also be the only medical school in the state training with a School of Osteopathic Medicine,   which specialize in wellness and disease prevention along with traditional methods.

The school will partner with Southeastern Health in Lumberton, Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville and WakeMed in Raleigh to help train students.

According to the Fayetteville Observer, about 4,000 applications were submitted to the medical school. Officials expect enrollment to be about 600 students in four years.