August 2, 2013 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) welcomed the Class of 2017 on July 30. The incoming medical school class is the seventh to enroll at LMU-DCOM since it opened its doors in 2007.

Since its founding, LMU-DCOM has had a rigorous and competitive application process. LMU-DCOM received almost 4,000 applications for the Class of 2017, a 15% increase in applications in one year. For the second year in a row, LMU-DCOM had the highest increase in applications of any osteopathic medical school in the country. For the Class of 2017 there were 16 applicants for each seat in the class.

One hundred students in the Class of 2017 hail from the immediate tri-state region of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. The remaining class members come from all over the United States. The class is 57% male and 43% female and the average age is 25.

Eighty-nine percent of students in LMU’s former Post-Baccalaureate Medical Science Program who completed applications for LMU-DCOM were accepted into the medical school this year. Beginning in 2013, the post-baccalaureate program has been converted to a Master of Science program offering three concentrations: anatomical sciences, biomedical sciences and life sciences research. Where the previous program was a certificate-granting program, LMU’s Master of Science program is a degree-granting program.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, email, or visit us online at

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Caption: The LMU-DCOM Class of 2017.

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