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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

LECOM seeks students who will excel in academics, clinical care, research and community service. Competetive candidates have GPAs of 3.3 or higher and MCATs of 24 or higher. LECOM requires a D.O. recommendation showing the applicant has awareness of osteopathic medicine. Working with a physician prepares students for the required interview. LECOM sets no limits on out-of-state resident admissions.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Amy Rowe
Application fee  $50
AMCAS application accepted  No
AACOMAS application accepted  Yes
Applications accepted  May 1 (Begins)
April 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  N/A
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  4
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.49
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  27 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
9 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
biology humanities
English behavioral science
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences
physics general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.4:1
Full-time faculty  943
Part-time faculty  1,504
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  62
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  5
Full-time faculty in clinical program  881
Part-time faculty in clinical program  1,499

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  0
Principal investigators (PIs)  0
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  0

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Akron General Medical Center Oakwood Southshore Medical Center
Allegheny Valley Hospital Ohio Valley Medical Center
Alta Dermatology Residency Training Program Olean General Hospital
Aria Health Pinnacle Health at Community Osteopathic Hospital
Arnot Health Sacred Heart Health System
Aultman Hospital Saint Vincent Health Center
Brandon Hospital Samaritan Medical Center
Clarion Hospital Sisters of Charity Hospital
Clearfield Hospital South Bay Hospital
Community Health Center South Pointe Hospital
Community Westview Hospital Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center St. Clair Hospital
Corry Memorial Hospital St. Elizabeth Health Center
DeSoto Memorial Hosptial St. Elizabeth Regional Health
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota St. Elizabeth Regional Health
East Liverpool City Hospital St. John's Episcopal Hospital
Erie County Medical Center/SUNY at Buffalo St. Joseph Medical Center
Erie VA Medical Center St. Luke Hospital - Allentown Campus
Fawcett Memorial Hospital St. Petersburg General Hospital
Florida Hospital East Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Florida Osteopathic Education Institute (FOEI) Titusville Area Hospital
Fulton County Medical Center Tri-County Dermatology Residency Training Program
Geisinger-Community Medical Center UH Conneaut Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center UPMC Bedford
Grove City Medical Center UPMC Hamot
Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital UPMC Horizon
Hefner VA Medical Center Uniontown Hospital
Indiana Regional Medical Center United Health Services/Wilson Medical Center
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital United Hospital Center
Jameson Health System United Memorial Medical Center
Kane Community Hospital University Hospitals Regional Hospitals
Largo Medical Center University at Buffalo
Latrobe Area Hospital at Westmoreland WCA Hospital
Long Beach Medical Center Warren Hospital
Manatee Glens (office based) Washington Health System
Manatee Memorial Hospital Wellington Regional Medical Center
Meadville Medical Center Westchester General Hospital
Memorial Hospital Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Hospital
Mercy Suburban Hospital Western Pennsylvania Hospital Allegheny Health System
Millcreek Community Hospital Wheeling Hospital
Nason Hospital Windber Medical Center
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Wyoming Valley Health Care System
North Okaloosa Medical Center York Hospital
Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

LECOM offers student-centered learning pathways at three locations: Erie and Greensburg, PA and Bradenton, FL. LECOM students also choose from traditional lecture-discussion, small group problem-based learning, and directed study curricula. Two additional pathways, the Accelerated Physician Assistant, and the Primary Care Scholars provide a three-year track to becoming a physician.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  N/A
Step 1: Percent passing  N/A
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  498
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  530
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  84
Level 2-CE: Number examined  401
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  512
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  83
Level 3: Number examined  418
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  540
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  84

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  1.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $0.00

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  54
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  67.5%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.49
MCAT total score  27
Acceptance rate  13.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  2,220

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Bonnie Crilley
Financial aid phone  (814) 866-6641



Full-time: $30,820

Required fees  $900
Room and board  $13,000
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $171,318

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  90%
Students receiving loans  83%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  30%
Students receiving work study  0%


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