Cutline 1: Pictured are third year medical students from Lincoln Memorial University and William Carey University completing rotations at Henry County Medical Center for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Cutline 2: Pictured are fourth year medical students from Lincoln Memorial University and William Carey University at their Residency Match Party held this month after receiving notification of matches.
PARIS, TN – As we pass the year anniversary of COVID-19, we all recognize how it has changed our lives, especially those who work in the healthcare profession. It is no different for our medical students who do clinical rotations at Henry County Medical Center.
Due to the pandemic, our prior third year students who often spend a large portion of their year doing rotations at potential residency hospitals, stayed with us along this journey for their fourth year rotations. So, HCMC worked with both third and fourth year students at our facility for the 2020-2021 academic year. With the craziness of the year, HCMC was available for the extra load that COVID-19 brought. Medical students assisted with HCMC Drive Thru Vaccination Pods and employee vaccination duties. HCMC celebrates the fourth year students in their residency matches and will host a white coating ceremony for them in April.
Our fourth year students are as follows and will be completing their residencies at the following locations:
- Andrew James: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th year; Residency – Iowa Lutheran Hospital Family Residency Program, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. James is originally from Wadsworth Ohio, pursing family medicine. He currently lives in Murray, KY with his wife, Brittany, and two German Shepherds.
- Oluwaseun Olusanya: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th year; Residency – Navicent Health Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Olusanya will be completing a surgery residency. In his free time he can be found sketching, trying out new restaurants, listening to music, and weightlifting.
- Katherine Sullivan: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th year; Residency – Cape Fear Valley, Fayetteville, North Carolina in General Surgery. Sullivan plans to pursue general surgery. In her free time, she enjoys day-hiking to the tallest mountain peaks east of the Mississippi River, with hopes of completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in the future.
- Megan Tuttle: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th year; Residency – St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri with an Internal Medicine Residency. Tuttle plans to pursue a specialty in Pulmonology/Critical Care. Although free time is limited, she loves to exercise her 2 year old lab and pretend she is America’s Next Top Chef – cooking up some delicious (and sometimes not so delicious) meals.
- Joseph Weigold: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th year; Residency – North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi with an Internal Medicine Residency. Weigold is pursuing primary care medicine. He enjoys going to the movie theaters in his free time.
- Brittany Zeller: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th year; Residency – Mount Carmel Health in Westerville, Ohio with a Family Medicine Residency. Zeller is from Iowa and plans to pursue internal medicine/pediatrics. She is married to fourth year Andrew James.
- Michael Zornes: William Carey University- College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th year; Residency – St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York with a residency in General Surgery. After residency, Zornes and his wife would like to live and practice in TN. Together, they enjoy camping, hiking, and exploring with their dogs, Cobalt and Gracie, at Land Between the Lakes.
- Spencer Rhodes: William Carey University- College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4th year; Residency – Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in Emergency Medicine. Rhodes is interested in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. He currently lives in Paris with his wife, Patricia, and their dog Reagan. He is a trained barista, and enjoys learning about specialty coffee and brewing methods in his free time. After medical school, he hopes to complete his residency and practice in the great state of TN.
The third year students are as follows:
- Allison Breda: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd year: Breda is from the Detroit area in Michigan. She is passionate about women’s health and preventive medicine. She loves going to Freedom Fitness after work and exploring fun places around Paris.
- Kelsey Brown: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd year; Brown is still exploring which specialty she would like to pursue, but knows she wants to remain in a rural community. She enjoys hiking with her dog, fishing, biking, and spending time outdoors with my family.
- Timothy Clark: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd year; Pediatrics and Nephrology have piqued his interest for a while now. He also bakes a really good cheesecake. It’s his Dad’s recipe.
- Hunter Crouse: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd year; Crouse is from Greenfield, TN, and looks forward to practicing medicine in rural West TN. Go Vols!
- Kayla Hamdan: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd year; Hamdan is from Northeast Ohio and is interested in Primary Care Medicine and Diabetes Education. In her free time she enjoys traveling and hopes to visit all 50 states someday.
- Amber Oliver: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd year; Oliver’s hobbies include spending time outdoors with her 2 rescue dogs, thrift shopping, and attending University of Memphis football games. She is interested in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. She hopes to create positive relationships with her future patients and ultimately the local community.
- Blake Sanders: William Carey University- College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd year; Sanders is interested in Emergency Medicine and is originally from Louisiana. He has helped to train police dogs with their bite work and currently has two dogs of his own.
- Chandler Smith: William Carey University- College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd year; Smith plans to specialize in Family Medicine, return to his hometown of Lynchburg, TN to open a clinic and help his community. In his free time when he’s not studying, he enjoys playing golf and watching sports or movies.
Henry County Medical Center welcomes medical students for clinical rotations as part of their third and fourth year rotations required for their program. These students join us from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee and William Carey University – College of Osteopathic Medicine located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Henry County Medical Center is proud to help facilitate a detailed learning experience for the students. We are glad to partner with LMU-DCOM and William Carey University- College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Community-based training is one of the two major clinical training models used in medical education today. It provides for an excellent training atmosphere for the third and fourth year osteopathic medical students and affords the best opportunity of achieving its mission of training primary care physicians for rural and underserved areas in the South. HCMC has partnered with LMUDCOM (TN) and WCUCOM (MS) to achieve this goal and has organized training around our HCMC “Hub Site.”
Hub Sites are clinical training sites capable of providing all of the Core and Selective Rotations within an hour’s drive of a central location. Osteopathic medical students in their third and fourth years (OMS-3, OMS-4) will reside and participate in the communities in which they are training. HCMC is building a multidisciplinary educational environment along with our Physician Assistant Students from Bethel University that will equip them to better serve our community.
“2020 brought so many challenges to medical education,” said Amanda Finley, DO, FACOI FACP, Director of Medical Education, Designated Institutional Officer, and Hospitalist. “I have no doubt that each of these students will be prepared for whatever the future holds. They have demonstrated resilience, flexibility, and excelled during an unprecedented period. I am excited to see what each of them accomplish next.”
For more information about HCMC and how we are growing forward to better serve our community, check out our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.
About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.