The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

The Admissions Committee will select students for admission based on: the applicant’s overall GPA, courses and grades, exposure to osteopathic medicine, volunteer experiences, communication skills, background, MCAT scores and other pertinent information. The committee will also consider the applicant’s desire to practice medicine in the Appalachian region or other underserved regions.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Janette Martin, M.Ed.
Application fee $50
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted July 1 (Begins)
March 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 1 (Begins)
July 22 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 4
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.39
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 8.0 MCAT composite score
8.4 biological
7.6 physical sciences
8.0 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered D.O./M.B.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? No
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

professional counseling


Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 33
Part-time faculty 0
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 15
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 0
Full-time faculty in clinical program 18
Part-time faculty in clinical program 0

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 0
Principal investigators (PIs) 0
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 0

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Alabama Medical Education Consortium Middlesboro ARH
Blount Memorial Hospital Morristown-Hamblem Co. Hospital
Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority Newport Medical Center
Claiborne County Hospital North Knoxwille Medical Center
Cookville Regional Medical Center Norton Community Hospital
Cumberland Medical Center Pineville Community Hospital
Cumberland River Hospital Riverview Regional Medical Center
East Tennessee Childrens Hospital St. Mary’s of Scott County
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Sweetwater Hospital
Harlan ARH Takoma Regional Hospital
Hazard ARH Wellmont Hancock County Hospital
Helen Ross McNabb Wellmont Hawkins County Hospital
Indian Path Medical Center Wellmont Lee Regional Medical Center
Jamestown Regional Medical Center Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Wellmont Mountain View Medical Center
La Follette Medical Center Wellmont
Lakeway Regional Hospital
Laughlin Memorial Hospital S.W. VA
Methodist Healthcare Woods Memorial Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
During the first and second years, the basic or preclinical as well as clinical science components of the DCOM Course/Systems Curricula are organized into Integrated Basic Science Courses and Organ Systems. The clinical years (third and fourth years) will consist of hospital and office based training.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $0.00

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.2
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 1.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) N/A

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.39
MCAT composite score 8.0
Acceptance rate 9.1% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 617

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 617
In-state students 33.9%
Minority students 17.5%
Underrepresented minority students 7.3%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 25.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Patricia Peace
Financial aid phone (423) 869-7107


Full-time: $36,464
Required fees $955
Room and board $12,710
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt N/A

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 93%
Students receiving loans 91%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 2%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 81.3%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 100.0%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology transitional year

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) N/A
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) N/A