November 2, 2011 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will begin offering a three-week intensive anatomy course to incoming osteopathic medical students in the summer of 2012.

The course, entitled Gross Anatomy Boot Camp, will be taught by Dr. Jonathan Leo, professor of neuroanatomy and associate dean of students at LMU-DCOM. The course is designed for incoming first-year osteopathic medical students who wish to start learning Gross Anatomy prior to the start of school. During the three-week course, students will begin each day at 8 a.m. with a test over the previous day’s material. Each test is cumulative to encourage long-term mastery of medical gross anatomy. Course material will be presented through small group discussions and time in the LMU-DCOM anatomy lab. The class day concludes at 4 p.m. A certificate of completion will be presented to each student at the end of the course. The course is not a pre-requisite to attending LMU-DCOM. Course tuition is $800.

“The purpose of the course is to make the student’s life easier in medical school,” said Leo. “In addition to gaining early exposure to medical gross anatomy the student will also learn the study skills necessary to excel in medical school.”

Leo received his Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Iowa, where he studied the effect of drugs on the developing brain. He began his academic career at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University of the Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., where he taught gross anatomy and neuroscience. In 2004 he became the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla. For the past 10 years Leo has also served as a lecturer for the Kaplan preparation course for the osteopathic licensing exam, in which capacity he has lectured at many of the osteopathic colleges throughout the country.

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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