July 30, 2010 - High school students attending the Middlesboro and Harlan (Ky.) Summer Scrubs Camps visited Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) as part of their summer camp experience.

The Summer Scrubs Camp, sponsored by the Southeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (SE AHEC) in conjunction with Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, introduces high school students to a variety of health careers. During the camp students shadowed health care professionals at work and participated in a variety of hands-on activities. The program has existed for several years in Harlan County, Ky. This is the first time the camp also has been held in Bell County, Ky.

At LMU-DCOM the Summer Scrubs camp attendees toured the LMU-DCOM building and had lunch in the LMU dining hall. The campers spent the afternoon in workshops with LMU-DCOM students and faculty doing a variety of activities, including testing reflexes and finding pulses.

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, e-mail, or visit us online at

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Caption 1: Jeffrey Walters, a second-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM, works with Harlan County Summer Scrubs campers as they learn to take pulses.

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