Training the Next Generation of Osteopathic Physicians and Health Care Providers
When COVID-19 emerged, it created challenges for traditional education instruction across the nation. However, at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), the technology was already in place, providing a smooth transition into virtual learning.
LMU-DCOM welcomed 393 future doctors into the class of 2024 on Saturday, Aug. 1 for orientation. 243 students started their osteopathic medical education on the main campus in Harrogate, and 150 students began classes at LMU-Knoxville. Classes began online Monday, Aug. 3 with labs conducted in-person, and efforts being made for social distancing.
The developing Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) has passed the initial phase for accreditation and was granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) on Friday, Aug. 21*. The program is currently accepting applications and interviewing candidates for early admission.