The seal of the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) represents the continuing legacy of two sons of Appalachia.
On the left is President Abraham Lincoln, who envisioned a great university to provide educational opportunities to the people in the isolated region surrounding the Cumberland Gap. In order to repay their loyalty to the Union during the Civil War, Lincoln Memorial University was chartered on Lincoln's birthday, February 12, in 1897 as a living testament to his legacy.
On the right is Dr. Andrew Taylor Still who was born in Jonesville, Virginia, about 35 miles from the home of Lincoln's namesake. As a Civil War surgeon, Dr. Still, founded osteopathic medicine, which emphasizes treating the whole person to prevent, diagnose and treat illness or injury. In 1897, the same year LMU was founded, Dr. Still founded the American Osteopathic Association.
Between the two men is the staff of Aesculapius, the traditional representation of the medical profession.
Behind both men are the mountains of the Cumberland Gap, at the juncture of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.
Above both men is the creed of the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine - "Continuing the Legacy." It is only fitting that the legacy of these two great men be memorialized through the establishment of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007.