Samuel Kadavakollu, PhD, MSc

Department Chair of Biomedical Education
Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, New Mexico State University

M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, Andhra University

B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Andhra University


Medical Biochemistry, Pathways of Human Metabolism, Nutrition, MCAT/ACT/SAT Preparation, Outreach and Premedical/Prehealth Pathway Programs, Preclinical Curriculum

Most recent teaching experience:

Faculty and Director at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM)

Most recent publications and presentations:

“Promoting Cultural Competence and Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Among Premedical Students Through a Summer Premedical rural Enrichment Program (PREP).” Journal Osteopathic Medicine, 2022, 1, 1-9.

” Pre-professional Student Perceptions of Team-Based Learning Applied in a Medical College Admission Test Preparatory Course.” Medical Science Educator, 2022, submitted.

“Pre-med Pathway Bootcamps – Guiding Students of the California Central Valley Towards Medicine” Presentation on Recruitment, The AACOM Annual Conference, Educating Leaders, April 29th, 2022.

“Integration of Nutrition Topics in Osteopathic Medical School Curriculum–Shared Experiences” Medical Education Publish, 2021, 11, 1-11.

“Undergraduate Pre-requisite Coursework: Six Important Tips for Premedical Students Considering Osteopathic Medical School in the USA.” International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 2021, 1, 1-9.

“Motivating High School Students from Rural Areas to Attend College and Pursue Careers as Osteopathic Physicians” Journal of American Osteopathic Association, 2020, 1, 1-11.

“Integration of Community Health and Prevention Topics in an Osteopathic Medical School Curriculum.” Medical Education Publish, 2020, 10, 1-6.

“Single Accreditation and The Match: How Does the Change Affect Osteopathic Graduates?”. Medical Education Publish, 2020, 1, 1-7.

“A New Medical School with Unique Curriculum in a Serene Town of USA.” Medical Education Publish, 2020, 1, 1-4.

“How to Prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): Six Important Tips for Premedical Students from Rural Area.” Medical Science Educator, 2019, 1, 1-7.

“A Novel Approach to Preparing Students for the Medical College Admission Test: Passage-Centered Learning (PCL),” Medical Education Publish, 2019, 1, 1-3.

“A Comprehensive MCAT Preparatory Course is an Effective Strategy to Encourage Premedical Students to Pursue Osteopathic Medicine in Southwest United States,” Journal of American Osteopathic Association, 2019, 119, 243-249.

Meet Dr. Kadavakollu