February 3, 2014 - Brennen Puryear of Dripping Springs, Texas, has been named a Student D.O. for the month of January at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Puryear 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.

Puryear received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, and his master’s degree in medical science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. At LMU-DCOM Puryear serves as Vice President of the Sigma Sigma Phi, the national osteopathic medicine honors fraternity and is a Student Ambassador. He is also a member of the Alpha Chi honor society. Puryear has volunteered at Remote Area Medical, participated in a medical mission trip to Jamaica, and has completed research for the LMU-DCOM summer research fellowship along with presenting at North Carolina State University. He is also enrolled in LMU’s joint DO/MBA program.

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. 7108, email, or visit us online at

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