Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee to Serve as Clinical Training Site for LMU Student Doctors
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is pleased
to announce its affiliation with Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester
& Sewanee (STRHS-Winchester/Sewanee). STRHS-Winchester/Sewanee will be a core rotation
site to provide clinical training to third- and fourth-year medical students. Twelve
osteopathic medical students from LMU-DCOM will begin their clinical rotations at
STRHS hospitals and physician practices in July 2021.
“We are excited to partner with LMU-DCOM and look forward to fostering new relationships
and providing clinical rotation experience from our talented and knowledgeable medical
staff, preparing the next generation of physicians," said Cliff Wilson, CEO of STRHS-Winchester/Sewanee.
"STRHS Winchester/Sewanee providers have the opportunity to serve as clinical adjunct
faculty to LMU-DCOM students to provide comprehensive insight into their respective
specialties. Thank you to Dr. Sherri Walker who will serve as the director of student
medical education for STRHS Winchester/Sewanee and our physician services market director,
Corey Foster, who will serve as the local student education coordinator.”
LMU-DCOM students in their third and fourth year of medical school complete their
medical training in a clinical environment that includes hospital and office-based
settings. Students are assigned to their clinical sites after finishing the first
two years of medical school. Students typically live in the community where they are
training and often return to practice in that community once their training is complete. Third-year
medical students have the opportunity to train in Behavioral Health, Internal Medicine,
General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Primary
Care. Fourth-year rotations include Emergency Medicine, Rural Outpatient, Medical
Subspecialty, and 7-8 months of electives; which the students use to explore their
interests and gain exposure to residency training programs.
“Providing quality medical education opportunities for all of our students is of utmost importance. We are grateful for partners like the Southern Tennessee Regional Health System for offering excellent rotation experiences for our students,” said Dr. Brian A. Kessler, vice president and dean of LMU-DCOM. “We look forward to working with them to continue expanding our clinical training.”
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, with an additional location at LMU-Knoxville. 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 http://med.LMUnet.edu.
About Southern Tennessee Regional Health System
Part of LifePoint Health, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) is a regional network of hospitals and health care services serving the healthcare needs of communities in the southern Tennessee region with facilities in Winchester, Sewanee, Pulaski, and Lawrenceburg. The Winchester & Sewanee campus locations provides inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to Franklin County and the surrounding area at its combined 198-bed acute and skilled care facilities and physician practices. STRHS provides quality care in numerous areas, including emergency care, cardiac care, same-day surgery, orthopedics, diagnostics, women's health and rehabilitation services. For more information, visit SouthernTennessee.com.