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Local resident, done with medical school, heads east to residency


June 13, 2018

AMANDA EMMERT is joined during hooding at her graduation by her husband, Ben Emmert, and mother, Kim Burbach.

After a lifetime of growing roots in the Sweet Home and Lebanon areas, Amanda and Ben Emmert recently uprooted and transplanted themselves to Nebraska.

Amanda, the first Lebanon High School student to graduate from COMP-Northwest medical school in Lebanon, graduated with her doctorate of osteopathic medicine June 1 and will complete her residency at Creighton University in Omaha.

Dr. Paula M. Crone, dean of COMP-Northwest, said she's been able to get to know all of her students, including Emmert.

"Amanda is one of the most poised, kind, salt-of-the-earth individuals you could meet," Crone...

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