March 9, 2011 - Omair Sheikh of Wake Forest, N.C., has been named the Student D.O. for the month of March at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Sheikh is a first-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.

Sheikh received his Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Arts in chemistry at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, N.C. At NCSU Sheikh served as president of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Council and worked as a teaching assistant, supplemental instructor and tutor for the Undergraduate Tutorial Center. Prior to entering medical school Sheikh was an active volunteer in the community, giving time to medical clinics, hospitals and the Boys and Girls Club of America. He also participated in a medical mission trip to Honduras in 2008. Sheikh is a member of LMU-DCOM’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association and Student National Medical Association chapters as well as the Internal Medicine Club and the International Medicine Club. He is the son of Richard and Ambreen Sheikh of Wake Forest.

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: Omair Sheikh.

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