December 7, 2011 - Sara Boyd of Louisville, Ky., has been named a Student D.O. for the month of December at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Boyd is a second-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- and second-year student each month. 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.

Boyd received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with minors in chemistry and psychology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. While pursuing her undergraduate degree she was an active member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority and a dancer for the Tiger Dance Team. She spent two years as a co-leader in the Presidential Mentorship Program and was initiated into the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the National Leadership Honor Society of Omicron Delta Kappa. She spent a semester abroad at Oxford University in England and participated in two medical mission trips to Kenya.

At LMU-DCOM Boyd serves as vice president of the LMU-DCOM Chapter of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO). Her article “An Act of Altruism” was published in the October 2011 issue of “Still Point,” a tri-annual publication of the SAAO. She is a member of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Association and serves as a teaching assistant in the osteopathic principles and practice lab. She is the daughter of Dennis and Sharon Boyd.

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: Sara Boyd.

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