January 29, 2010 - Harrogate, Tennessee, January 29, 2010 – Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) played host this week to Dr. Larry Wickless, president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Wickless, the 2009-2010 AOA president, is visiting osteopathic medical schools across the country during his tenure. While at LMU-DCOM, Wickless toured the facility, met with faculty and staff, and spoke to first- and second-year osteopathic medical students about the AOA and the osteopathic profession.

Wickless, a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists, practices at South Oakland Gastroenterology Associates, P.C., in Farmington Hills, Mich. He also serves as clinical professor of medicine at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing and as associate director of the gastroenterology training program at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. Wickless has served on the AOA Board of Directors in a number of capacities since 2000. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA).

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: Dr. Larry Wickless (L), president of the AOA, looks on while Dr. Ray Stowers (R), vice president and dean of LMU-DCOM, introduces him to LMU-DCOM faculty and staff during a reception hosted by the school.

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