LMU-DCOM Adds Tennova Healthcare-Harton as Clinical Training Site

Tennova Healthcare-Harton

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is pleased to announce its affiliation with Tennova Healthcare-Harton, as a core rotation site to provide clinical training to third- and fourth-year medical students. Nine students from LMU-DCOM will begin their clinical rotations on July 20, 2020 at Tennova Healthcare-Harton.


“We strive to provide our students with the best educational opportunities possible to prepare them to be outstanding doctors of osteopathic medicine,” said LMU-DCOM Vice President and Dean Brian A. Kessler, DO. “The addition of Tennova Healthcare-Harton as a core site will help us prepare future clinicians to serve the community with high quality patient-centered health care.”


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 completed.  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 Selective, and 7-8 months of electives; which the students use to explore their interests and gain exposure to residency training programs.


“We are excited to be partnering with LMU-DCOM in this endeavor,” states Rich Ellis, Tennova Healthcare – Harton CEO, “which provides us an opportunity to assist in the education of medical students who are in pursuit of becoming doctors.”


Located in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Tennova Healthcare Harton is a 135-bed facility serving the residents of Coffee, Moore, Franklin, Bedford and surrounding communities. Harton is affiliated with Tennova Healthcare, one of the state’s largest health networks. Harton received The Joint Commission Seal of Approval and full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from The American College of Cardiology.


“The medical staff and hospital administration at Tennova Healthcare-Harton have been very supportive and we look forward to working with them to continue expanding our clinical training,” 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 http://med.LMUnet.edu.

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