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.
STUDENT DOCTOR OF THE MONTH
Class of 2022 Harrogate
I'd like to nominate Lexi Kobishop for Student Doctor of the Month. Lexi is somebody who consistently goes above and beyond for everyone around her, regardless of whether or not she is asked to do so. She is a steadfast friend-- the kind you can text at any hour and she will be there for you with sincere compassion, and the uncanny ability to brighten your mood even when it's the darkest. I always see her putting in an immense amount of effort with her obligations -- she was at every college olympics event, either participating or cheering her college on; she took time to tutor first years on the daunting subject of MFM; she seizes any opportunity to help out in the community, whether it is a RAM clinic or through club-sponsored opportunities; and she has also been working tirelessly on the SAFE project with her classmates Craig Borne and Ashley Hamati. On top of all of this, she works at the local yoga studio, helping students get set up for classes. I admire her effort towards others, no doubt, but I am most inspired by the growth she has shown this year in taking initiatives for her own needs. She takes care of all realms of her health and it's evident in the way she treats those around her-- always with respect and lack of judgment, as well as with a pair of listening ears. I think these qualities embody the type of person SDOM should be-- someone who knows that they need to put on their own oxygen mask before helping others around them, and manifesting selflessness through addressing one's own needs. I am proud to call Lexi a friend and classmate.
Class of 2023 Harrogate
I’d like to nominate Juliana Martinez of the Class of 2023 for December SDOM. She has been outstanding in assembling study guides and sharing study resources with the class all semester, but exceedingly so this last month. During a time when everyone was just looking to break (slacking off), she shared study resources for nearly all classes to help us all begin to prepare for finals. She does this on her own time to help others, and I believe that should be recognized!
Class of 2023 Knoxvile
I would like to nominate Shannelle Abusleme for December’s Student Doctor of the Month! She is a hard worker and never fails to brighten the lives of those around her! She makes friends with everyone and genuinely cares about all the faculty, staff, and students here at LMU and it does not go unnoticed! She would be an excellent choice for Student Doctor of the Month!
I would like to nominate Shannelle Abusleme for next month’s student doctor of the month! She is a really hard worker and is constantly using her time to study and work towards her classes, but on top of that she is kind to everyone she meets. She goes above and beyond, greeting everyone with a hug and genuinely asking them about their day and letting them know that she cares about their lives! She will make a great doctor.