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.



March 2021

Courtney Taylor

Class of 2023 Harrogate

Rachel Bauer

Ben Smith

Isson Tayidi

Class of 2024 Harrogate 

Class of 2023 Knoxville

Class of 2024 Knoxville

I would like to nominate Courtney Taylor for SDOM. As we started our new Reproductive course, Courtney went above and beyond and put SO much time and work into making a study guide for our class. She went through all of the Kaplan questions and made us a comprehensive document I think ALL of us used to study. She really stepped up and was willing to share her hard work with our class in order to make our lives a little better. Thank you Courtney!

I would like to nominate Rachel Bauer for SDOM because she took the time to create an EKG basics lecture for our class after we were given a very complicated lecture. She was able to simplify it, answer questions, and she even recorded it twice to make sure we got all the correct information.


For this month's SDOM I am nominating Rachel Bauer. We recently had a very confusing physio lecture that included EKGs and she went out of her way to host a zoom session to go over the basics that we weren't understanding. She even recorded it and posted a powerpoint! On top of that, she is always helpful in the groupme and answers questions whenever they come in! 

"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."

I would like to nominate Isson Tayidi for SDOM for February because not only has she been a great friend to me, but a source of inspiration. She is such a hard worker who maintains a level of calm and collectiveness through her studies, while showing a lot of tenacity and grit to get the results she wants. She’s a team player and is always willing to help out her friends no matter what the cause. She’s an uplifting spirit and a voice of reason. During times of stress, she’s so comforting to those around her and doesn’t let her own stress show. And finally, being the Knoxville native that she is, she’s also such a good resource to have in terms of navigating cool spots around the city, finding good places to eats (Yes she’s my human yelp) and fun hiking nature trails to get an escape from the business in our lives. Isson is the best! 

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