September 14, 2012 - Ashley Houser of Newton, Kan., has been named a Student D.O. for the month of September at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Houser 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.

Houser received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Wichita State University. At LMU-DCOM Houser is vice president of the Emergency Medicine Club and teaches Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support and aerobic classes. She also continues to work part-time as an emergency room nurse. Houser is married to Brittan Houser and is the daughter of Dave and Pat Tongish.

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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