May 27, 2011 - Heather Perry of Corryton, Tenn., has been named the Student D.O. for the month of May at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Perry is a first-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM.

The Student D.O. of the Month is a program of the LMU-DCOM Student Government Association (SGA) and is designed to recognize an outstanding first- or second-year student. Among the criteria examined for the honor are involvement in LMU-DCOM, leadership skills, community service, class attendance, initiative, attitude and professionalism. Nominations are made to the SGA and voted on by the officers.

Perry received her bachelor’s degree in biology magna cum laude from LMU and her EMT and paramedic certificates from Roane State Community College. Perry worked as a paramedic for Rural/Metro Knox County before entering LMU-DCOM. She teaches American Heart Association courses at LMU-DCOM and other health care agencies, and is a member of the Alpha Chi academic honor society at LMU. She and her husband J.R. have one son, Tre.

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 healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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Caption: Heather Perry.

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