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ATSU-KCOM celebrates 2015 commencement

Commencement speaker, Mark Douglass Pressley, DO, '92, MPH, '03, FAAFP, Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy (Retired), stands before ATSU-KCOM's 179th graduating class

A.T. Still University’s-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) commemorated a new class of osteopathic physicians on May 16, 2015. The class of 2015 is ATSU-KCOM’s 179th graduating class.

Mark Douglass Pressley, DO, ’92, MPH, ’03, FAAFP, Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy (Retired) served as the commencement speaker. Dr. Pressley currently serves in multiple capacities across the country. He is the EMS operational medical director/physician course coordinator at Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy in Fredericksburg, Va. He is the chief executive officer/chief medical officer at AbbKat Medical 247 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and an emergency medicine physician at Vista Healthcare Partners, Indian Health Service Hospital, in Rapid City, SD. He also serves as the facility medical director at Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tenn., and an emergency medical physician at Claiborne County Regional Hospital in Tazewell, Tenn.

Dr. Pressley also served as a White House physician and provided executive health protection in direct support of the president of the United States and the president’s senior executive staff. He received his degree in osteopathic medicine from ATSU-KCOM and earned his master of public health at ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies.

Richard J. Cenedella, PhD, was the recipient of a doctor of osteopathic education honorary degree. The commencement ceremony was held in Baldwin Hall on the Truman State University campus.

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2015 class stats

157 graduates receiving a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree
70 females
87 males
26 states represented
4 countries represented
Average age: 29
10 graduates receiving a master of biomedical sciences degree

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