LMU-DCOM Welcomed Future Doctors and their Families on Accepted Students Day

Accepted Students Day at LMU-DCOM in Harrogate

Future medical students accepted into Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) visited the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, March 16 for Accepted Students Day. The annual event, hosted by the LMU-DCOM Office of Admissions, provided an opportunity for the 45 attendees and their families to get acquainted with campus, learn about financial aid and meet faculty, current students and future classmates. The Class of 2023 will begin medical school classes in July 2019.

“Accepted Students Day is a chance for us to celebrate their acceptance into medical school and an opportunity for them to get to know us better,” said LMU-DCOM Director of Admissions Whitney Porter, M.A. “Choosing a medical school to attend is a big decision. This will be their home away from home for a couple of years, and we are excited to welcome them into the DCOM family.”

LMU’s mascot “Abe” kicked off the event by taking pictures with the future cohort. Over 16 student clubs and organizations hosted a community fair with booths and information about what there is to do on campus and in the local community.

Krista Nauseda, a second-year medical student at LMU-DCOM, participated in the student panel.

“I attended Accepted Students Day with my mom before my matriculation in order to ease my anxiety about the transition, check out housing and meet classmates,” said Nauseda. “After the event, I felt better prepared for that upcoming fall, and I was able to make a few friends and explore the area. I wanted to participate in the panel to provide students with the same positive experience that I had.”

Nauseda emphasized the support that LMU-DCOM provides to its students through peer and faculty mentorship, academic counseling and student services.

“I believe all current students can remember the uncomfortable feeling of moving somewhere new, making new friends and beginning the challenging journey of becoming a doctor,” said Nauseda. “My hope was to let students know that there are no limits to success here.”

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, email dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.

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