April 8, 2013 - Approximately 78% of the members of the graduating class at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) Class of 2013 will enter their first year of residency training in a primary care track residency, including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, emergency medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine and transitional year/traditional rotating internship. The members of the Class of 2013 will be in 107 different residency programs in 33 states.

Once medical students graduate with their medical degree, they receive further training in their chosen medical specialty in residency programs. Prior to Match Day, medical students select a number of residency programs that they are interested in. They then have the opportunity to apply for these programs and be interviewed for potential acceptance. After that process is complete, both the medical students and the residency programs rank their choices with a central matching service. On Match Day, the results of this process are announced. Two Match Days are held annually – one specifically for osteopathic (D.O.) residency programs and another for allopathic (M.D.) residency programs. Osteopathic medical students like those at LMU-DCOM are eligible to participate in either match. Traditionally, approximately half of all D.O. students match in the osteopathic match and half match in the M.D. match.

LMU-DCOM has placed 100% of its graduating class into postgraduate training programs. Of the graduating class, 61% were placed into osteopathic residency programs. Twenty-eight percent accepted residency positions with allopathic programs and 11% are going into military programs.

LMU-DCOM had the fourth highest osteopathic match rate in the country, which is the percentage of a school’s seniors and previous graduates that matched in the osteopathic match as compared to the total number of the school’s eligible participants (including non-participants).

The LMU-DCOM Class of 2013 will celebrate its graduation on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn.

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, e-mail, or visit us online at

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