October 8, 2010 - Matthew Johnson of Richmond, Va., has been named the Student D.O. for the month of October at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Johnson is a second-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM.

The Student D.O. of the Month is a program of the LMU-DCOM Student Government Association (SGA) and is designed to recognize an outstanding first- or second-year student. Among the criteria examined for the honor are involvement in LMU-DCOM, leadership skills, community service, class attendance, initiative, attitude and professionalism. Nominations are made to the SGA and voted on by the officers.

Johnson received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with minors in biology and chemistry from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., and received his graduate certificate in microbiology from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. At LMU-DCOM Johnson is a founding officer of the Student Tactical Operational Rescue Medicine (STORM) club. He is also a member of the Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA), the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), the Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (UAAO) and the Wilderness Medicine Club.

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: Matthew Johnson.

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