Author: Deke Barron

Deke Barron Deke Barron (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine


Deke Barron is a Class of 2014 medical student at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a master’s in biomedical sciences from William Carey University and a bachelor’s in cellular, molecular, and systems biology from Berea College.

He likes pretty much any sport and long walks on a beach (no, not really). Deke’s medical interests include family medicine and sports medicine, as well as rural medicine. Deke is very excited to join the in-Training team, and he would like to thank his great friend Brittney O’Grady (http://foodieuncensored.blogspot.com) for inspiring him to start writing again.




Choosing a Specialty: My Journey into Family Medicine

Well ladies and gents, it is that time of year again. The temperatures are getting cooler, the leaves are falling off the trees, and for thousands of fourth-year medical students, myself included, it is residency application and interview season. Fourth year year is a special time for all medical students. It means we are but mere months from achieving those oh-so-special added letters at the end of our names. It means no longer introducing yourself …

You’ll Always Remember Your First

Every life is full of firsts. First steps. First words. First kiss. First love. First (and ideally only) marriage. For physicians in training, there is one other first that quite possibly ranks ahead of those other life milestones: the first real patient. Sure we’ve practiced on each other, on paid actors, and even on lifelike robot mannequins along the way, but at some point every medical student starts rotations. Rotations equal the first taste of …

Deke Barron Deke Barron (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine


Deke Barron is a Class of 2014 medical student at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a master’s in biomedical sciences from William Carey University and a bachelor’s in cellular, molecular, and systems biology from Berea College.

He likes pretty much any sport and long walks on a beach (no, not really). Deke’s medical interests include family medicine and sports medicine, as well as rural medicine. Deke is very excited to join the in-Training team, and he would like to thank his great friend Brittney O’Grady (http://foodieuncensored.blogspot.com) for inspiring him to start writing again.