Henry County Medical Center welcomes eight new third-year medical students


PARIS – Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) welcomed eight new third-year medical students from Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine to campus on Friday, July 15. After the onboarding process, the students started helping healthcare providers at the hospital and nearby clinics.

“We are delighted that these eight students have chosen Paris to begin their years of clinical training,” said Dr Amanda Finley, Director of Medical Education at HCMC. “More than 30 physicians are now part of the medical training team which provides students with specialty-specific training that prepares these students for board tests and also instills in them a passion to serve in rural communities. “I consider these students to be locals and they all claim homes within a three-hour drive,” Finley continued. “We are planting the seeds of future doctors who will serve our region. They will be our future pediatricians, family doctors, surgeons, psychiatrists or gastroenterologists.

The eight third-year students are Sydney Stansberry, a native of Murfreesboro, Stansberry graduated from Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro before attending Middle Tennessee State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology; Cina Pourhashemi, a native of Memphis, Pourhashemi attended Pleasant View School in Memphis before attending Christian Brothers University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry; Ashley Roberts, a native of White House, Tennessee, Roberts graduated from Pope John Paul II Preparatory School before attending Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry; Jonathan Bowman, a native of Franklin, Tennessee, Bowman was homeschooled before earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Union University in Jackson; Abby Burnett is from Evansville, Indiana and attended Mater Die High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Medicine) from Marian University in Indianapolis; Arsany Mina Abouda, a native of Nashville, Abouda attended high school in Antioch. He earned his BS in Molecular Biology from Lipscomb University in Nashville; Caroline Welsh is from Clarksville and attended Montgomery Central High School. She graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Christa Palms, a Memphis native, graduated from St. George’s Independent School. She went to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology.

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 surrounding area. Comprising a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center offers a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates seven provider clinics in various specialties. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information, visit www.hcmc-tn.org.


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