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Old 12-09-2011, 05:59 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Gov. Beverly Perdue says Campbell University's new medical school in Buies Creek will create 1,158 jobs in the region in its first 10 years. About 300 people gathered for the groundbreaking for the state's fifth medical school. The school is expected to open in August 2013.
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Campbell medical school will create 1,100 jobs, Perdue says
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I think this is a great idea. I noted that it will train osteopathic doctors (DO) rather than MD's. They emphasize wellness and prevention, and also are trained in manipulation, somewhat like chiropracters.

I was initially skeptical about the qualifications of a DO, but I see one now and she is fine.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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They had a story on NPR a couple weeks ago about the difference between DOs and MDs. In reality their qualifications and training are equal but there's always been protectionism on the part of MDs to have DOs seen as less qualified. It was a really interesting story and I wish I could find the podcast for it! I always suck at searching on NPR's website though because I can never remember which show I heard a story on
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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The AMA, comprised of allopathic physicians (MDs) had a long history of opposing osteopathic physicians (DOs). I think they finally dropped their campaign against DOs some number of years ago, perhaps in response to some antitrust claims
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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happy to hear this--I always had DOs when I lived in NJ. I appreciated their holistic approach (whole body wellness).
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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Default Great News!

Our youngest, who spent five years working at IBM's RTP offices and loved the Raleigh area until his lay-off in early 2009, finished an accelerated two year pre-Med program at Harvard in May and will soon be applying to Med Schools for Fall 2013 admission.

His list of potential NC Medical Schools just grew by 20%!
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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Great to hear this. My wife goes to Campbell - well used to since she will be graduating next week. The school is great place, small, and personable. The university is reinvesting in itself so I can't wait to see what the campus looks like in the coming years.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Going to be interesting without a big hospital nearby to help with the training.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:38 AM
 
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Betsy Johnson in Dunn is pretty nice...not too far from Campbell I guess
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