Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) was established on August 1, 2007, on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.  
With the beautiful Cumberland Gap mountains serving as the backdrop, LMU-DCOM is one of the most prominent buildings on the main campus in Harrogate, TN.  Hundreds of osteopathic medical students call Harrogate, TN their home as they pursue their Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). 
DCOM opened a new location in Knoxville, TN in 2019. The inaugural class began in the fall and LMU-Knoxville will continue to add additional classes each year. DCOM at LMU-Knoxville is located in west Knoxville between Cedar Bluff and Turkey Creek.




MAY 2021

Jeremy McNaught

Class of 2023 Harrogate

Kailey Hutzler

Ben Smith

Pream Kadevari

Class of 2024 Harrogate 

Class of 2023 Knoxville

Class of 2024 Knoxville

I would like to nominate Jeremy McNaught for SDOM. Jeremy is a physiology tutor this semester and 100% goes above and beyond in serving First Years his role as tutor. He is always available and eager to answer questions and puts in countless hours of extra work creating his own powerpoints and practice questions. Jeremy uses his mastery of the material to enhance other’s understanding. Even during the worst of weeks on his schedule he is faithful to sacrifice his time to serve others. We are so grateful for him!! 

I chose to nominate (Kailey Hutzler), she went above and beyond with providing study guides! 


I’d like to nominate Kailey Hutzler for SDOM.  She put together a painstakingly detailed study guide that must have take huge time commitment.  I appreciate it very much and it was an invaluable resource in keeping everything straight for the last MFM exam! 


I would like to nominate Kailey Hutzler for SDOM, she has been very helpful to the class in sending her study material to us for every exam and making adjustments to them as she goes. She definitely doesn't have to share the material and or can send it to her friends but instead she is making sure she shares her things on all platforms for any test or quiz.

"I would like to nominate Ben Smith as an SDOM. 

Ben is a person of quiet personality. Many of our classmates have impressions of him as a bodybuilder and pharmacology gunner. But Ben not only succeeds in the school classes but also helps his friends survive through block exams. When the individual learning was so isolated in this pandemic, some of our classmates miserably fell out of class. Ben was willing to teach and share his study resources with those tailgating classmates and made sure they were not behind. I would like to nominate Ben Smith as an SDOM."


"I would like to nominate Ben Smith for Student Doctor for the month of March! 
He is super kind and caring for people. He will go out of his way to make sure you understand the material! Super disciplined and super intelligent!"


"I would like to nominate Ben Smith. He is a kind person who makes sure his friends are in good spirits. He has a passion for helping people and he enjoys watching his friends succeed.  He is very smart and talented, and he knows how to find a way to help his fellow classmates without them knowing about it. I remember my OPP practical our first year, I was freaking out about it late at night. I called him to express my fear of being not prepared and at risk of failing and he said I got you.  I knew he has a magical hand in OPP treatment, and he is good at it. So, the next morning he organizes a group meeting in our OPP lab, and it took him half an hour to teach me all the techniques and some dos and don'ts.  I call him my brother as I don't have any family members in the states, and he makes sure my spirit is not broken and I don't feel home sick.

He is a gem of a person and I highly vouch for him for the highest honor I can refer him to. If anyone has encountered him then there is a good chance that he/she would be his fan forever. He has that charisma. That is why I think he deserves our next SDOM award."

"Pream Kadevari is an example of a Student Doctor who continuously supports their classmates by sharing resources, notes, or tips on how to study for classes."


"Pream was so generous to share his study resources this past block, which made a huge difference in my learning and success with this exam. This last block I was running on fumes and I appreciate other classmates leaning a hand and setting a tone for our class to be collaborative and encouraging of each other! Hopefully I can repay the favor soon!"

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