Lincoln Memorial University

Dr. Stanley Marlowe Named 2019 Preceptor of the Year

Dr. Stanley MarloweHarrogate, Tennessee, June 19, 2019 Stanley Marlowe, D.O., an internal medicine physician at Harlan Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Hospital and associate program director of the ARH Residency Program in Harlan and Whitesburg, Kentucky, was awarded the 2019 Preceptor of the Year award from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). The award was announced at LMU-DCOM’s annual commencement ceremony on May 11.


The Preceptor of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who consistently provides outstanding clinical instruction to LMU-DCOM third- and fourth-year students. The award recognizes a preceptor who displays a passion for teaching, a commitment to service and a dedication to the highest ethical standards.


“Students have told us that Dr. Marlowe is a fantastic preceptor who pushes them to know their material,” said Brian A. Kessler, D.O., vice president and dean of LMU-DCOM. “They say he cares about their successes as students and that he has a true desire to serve his community as a physician. He challenges students to give 100% of themselves, just as he gives 100% back.”


Marlowe hails from Evarts, Kentucky, and was born in Harlan ARH Hospital, where he now practices and serves as a preceptor to LMU-DCOM students. Marlowe received his undergraduate degree as well as a Master of Business Administration from LMU. Marlowe graduated from LMU-DCOM in 2013 with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and completed his residency at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia, in 2016. He is a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists.


Marlowe is often complimented for his caring attitude toward students, but is also known for holding them to a high standard. “Day one, a student is going to be told that he or she is an important part of the medical team,” said Marlowe. “Be responsible and respectable. Show up on time, stay late, and do anything extra that is needed to take care of the patients.”


Marlowe says he understands the importance of a physician taking time to explain things to a student, and he encourages a hands-on learning environment when he teaches. 


“Students appreciate when you take time out of your busy day to explain concepts and help it make sense,” said Marlowe. “The first procedure, a student will watch and assist. The second time, the student will perform it with my assistance. I learn hands-on, and I try to teach that way as well.”


Marlowe is the first alumnus to receive the LMU-DCOM Preceptor of the Year Award. “We are fortunate to have Dr. Marlowe not only as an alum, but also as a preceptor,” said Kessler.



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 [email protected], or visit us online at


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