February 26, 2014 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) student Katie Clark of Greeneville, Tenn., has been selected as Student Doctor of the Year (SDOY) for LMU-DCOM. Clark is a fourth-year osteopathic medical student.

SDOY is a program of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP). The primary focus of the award is to acknowledge students’ commitment to their school, their community and the osteopathic profession.

Clark received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry at Berea College in Berea, Ky. Prior to entering medical school she worked in Breckenridge, Colo., as an EMT, a children’s ski instructor, a lifeguard and an American Red Cross instructor. Clark has participated in numerous medical missions, including three trips to Peru and three trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She has also participated in medical missions to the Philippines and Guatemala. Clark recently returned from a four-week medical rotation in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where she attended Mhumbili University and worked in the first and only emergency medicine program in that country.

Clark has served as a representative for osteopathic medical students nationwide through her service with the national Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA). In 2012-2013, she served on the SOMA National Board as the Unity Program Director, organizing volunteer projects across the nation. In 2013-2014, she served on the SOMA Board of Trustees as the National SOMA Membership Coordinator. She has attended numerous conferences during medical school in San Francisco, Orlando, San Diego, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and Chicago.

Clark recently matched into an emergency medicine residency program in St. Joseph, Mich., which she will begin in June following her graduation from LMU-DCOM on May 10. She is the daughter of Norm and Nancy Clark and sister of Meredith Clark of Greeneville, 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, email, or visit us online at

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