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Info Sessions on Health Professions, Education Options Planned

March 14, 2019

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 14, 2019 — Detailed information about careers in health professions and the related educational requirements will be presented at King University during a series of public sessions featuring representatives from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), and Emory & Henry College, School of Health Sciences.

Sponsored by King’s Pre-Health Professional Club, the sessions are designed for King students who are considering careers as physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, or physician assistants. Others with an interest in these fields are also welcome to attend. All sessions will be held in the Student Center Complex on the King campus.

  • Scheduled guests are:
    Jon Leo, vice dean for academic affairs and professor of Neuroanatomy at Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Located in Harrogate, Tennessee, LMU-DCOM last year had the nation’s highest percentage of graduates who chose primary care residencies. Dr. Leo will provide information about the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies programs.
  • Dana C Shaffer, dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and professor of Family Medicine, at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. The Pikeville, Kentucky college has earned high marks in the areas of rural medicine and family medicine and also was a top producer of primary care resident physicians last year. Dr. Shaffer will provide information about his college’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program.
  • Tracie Rinehardt, coordinator of admissions for Emory & Henry College’s School of Health Sciences, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. She will provide detailed information about the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs. Each of the programs is offered at Emory & Henry’s campus in Marion, Virginia.

For additional information about the upcoming sessions or the pre-health professional programs offered at King University, please contact Dr. Mark Overbay, dean of the School of Health and Professional Sciences, at