LMU med student gets national EM honor

Nikki LockhartOur Town Health

Ashley Dailey, president of the Class of 2022 at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, has received the National Outstanding Medical Student Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. Dailey is only the second DO student to win the award.

“When I received the call that I had been nominated and selected as a recipient, I was shocked beyond belief,” Dailey said. “Quite frankly, I have struggled with self-confidence throughout my entire medical school journey, and words cannot begin to describe what an honor receiving this award is, especially after looking at the past recipients of this prestigious title.”

Dailey is from Smithville, Tennessee, and received her undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University (TTU). Her rotation site is Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, a member of Covenant Health in Morristown, Tennessee, and she is pursuing a career in emergency medicine.

“If my journey through medical school has taught me anything, it’s that working hard and believing in yourself lead to success, and this award is yet just another example of that,” she said.

Dailey earned an MBA and bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and biology health sciences from TTU. Her other honors at LMU-DCOM include Top Quartile Class Rank, Omega Beta Iota Honor Society, Harvey and Lois Schell Endowed Scholarship, Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health Service Hours, Gold Badge, Sigma Debus Phi Honor Society, LMU Woman of Distinction and Gold Humanism Honor Society.

“My interest in EM was cemented by my desire to have an exposure to all specialties of medicine – not just one,” Dailey said. “I look forward to an intellectually stimulating career and the challenge of providing care to diverse patient populations.”

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Nikki Lockhart is director of public relations at LMU.

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