February 13, 2012 - Adam Hughes of Greeneville, Tenn., has been named a Student D.O. for the month of February at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Hughes 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- 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.

Hughes graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. At LMU-DCOM he is active in the Student Osteopathic Surgical Association, the Pediatrics Club and the Specialized Tactics and Operational Rescue Medicine Club. In March Hughes will be travelling with the LMU-DCOM Christian Medical and Dental Association on its annual spring break medical mission trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Hughes is the son of Hoby and Sandy Hughes of Greeneville.

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: Adam Hughes.

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