May 12, 2009 - Ryan Rose, a first-year osteopathic medical student at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), has been accepted into the International Summer School on Pediatrics at the University of Groningen Medical Center in the Netherlands.

The prestigious international program accepts only 40 students from across the globe each year. Rose is one of just six American students to enroll in the 2009 program. The program will cover subspecialty areas of pediatrics, including metabolic disease, cardiology, trauma, intensive care, neonatology and child psychiatry. Rose will attend classes and seminars each morning and engage in patient-focused visits and workshops each afternoon. Rose has been granted a summer research scholarship from LMU-DCOM to assist with his travels.

“Ryan is an impressive young man,” said Dr. Gerald Osborn, director of the International Studies Program at LMU-DCOM and professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral medicine. “He is one of LMU-DCOM’s finest and will represent the school well in this international forum.”

Rose, from Powell, Tenn., earned his engineering degree from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville before enrolling in LMU-DCOM. The summer program is a homecoming of sorts for Rose, whose mother was born in Germany and who still has relatives in Europe.

“I am really honored to have been one of the six students from the United States selected for the program,” said Rose. “I am looking forward to this opportunity to learn more about health care systems in Europe as well as hopefully educating others about osteopathic medicine.”

The University Medical Center in Groningen is the only medical center in the northern part of the Netherlands and is one of the largest in Europe, with over 1,400 teaching beds. It is also considered a major research and transplant center within the European Union. The Medical Center is one of few hospitals worldwide that performs all organ transplants. It is also one of the largest employers in the region.

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 healthcare 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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Caption: Ryan Rose.

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