May 8, 2014 - The Class of 2014 of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will celebrate its commencement on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. Dr. Norman Vinn, 2013-2014 president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), will serve as commencement speaker.

Vinn earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral training at what is now Botsford General Hospital in Michigan. Later he attended the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he obtained a MBA degree. Vinn is founder of Housecall Doctors Medical Group, Inc., a home care network that provides on-site clinical services to more than 1,000 homebound elderly in several counties in southern California. He is considered a leader in residentialist care, which focuses on the care of homebound or access-challenged patients. In 2011, Vinn received the Orange County Senior Care Humanitarian Award. In 2009 he was recognized by the ACOFP of California as the Physician of the Year. That same year he was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California.

LMU-DCOM opened its doors in 2007. With a full complement of classes and a current student body of more than 600 students, LMU-DCOM has one of the largest medical student enrollments in the state of Tennessee. The school was the brainchild of Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk, chairman of the LMU Board of Trustees, who had long envisioned a medical school at his alma mater. By opening an osteopathic medical school, the University continued its long tradition of service to those in need. The majority of osteopathic physicians have historically entered into a primary care field upon graduation. Approximately 73% of the members of the graduating class at 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 2014 will be in 101 different residency programs in 29 states.

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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