Harnett Health and Campbell University have established a formal strategic partnership to transform healthcare in Harnett County and beyond. Both organizations will collaboratively work to achieve all aspects of a major and comprehensive healthcare community.

As the sponsoring institution for our residency programs, Campbell University believes this model is ideal for training primary care physicians, particularly physicians who will practice in rural and underserved (HPSA) areas.  Placing medical students in community hospitals for their third and fourth years and having residency programs available once they graduate will enable these students to put down roots and become the next generation of physicians who practice in this community.  These students will be our pediatricians, our family doctors, our internists, our surgeons, our OB/GYNs and our emergency medical physicians.

The ability for Campbell University to supply quality providers of care and the ability for Harnett Health to offer the chance for those providers to practice medicine is a marriage of tremendous benefit to citizens.

However, the partnership doesn’t end with the training of primary care physicians.  Campbell University is providing comprehensive training for North Carolina’s next generation of healthcare professionals.  

With an approach that emphasizes interprofessional training among students in Campbell’s pharmacy, physician assistant, clinical research, physical therapy, public health, and medical programs, Harnett Health and Campbell University are indeed poised to transform healthcare in Harnett County and beyond.

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate Medical Education – Medicine – Campbell University

Sponsoring Institution Leadership:

Brian Kessler, DO Dean 

Robin King-Thiele, DO Associate Dean


Harnett Health recognizes the importance of being inclusive and respectful of the personal experiences and backgrounds of our patients and staff.  Our mission is to promote diverse and culturally competent resident physicians and to support a culture that values diversity by:

  1. Recruiting the most qualified trainees with diverse backgrounds through local, regional and national events.
  2. Increasing mentorship opportunities to promote  retention of qualified and diverse faculty and personnel
  3. Educating faculty and personnel in the principles of intrinsic bias and culture diversity
  4. Strengthening the hospital’s ties with under-represented community members through community outreach programs including a longitudinal didactic series encompassing all three Harnett Health GME programs.