Admission Criteria for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
A select group of qualified students who meet and maintain the following criteria for the Bachelor of Science degree program in premedical and preprofessional studies at Point Park are eligible to be considered for admission into LECOM's College of Osteopathic Medicine or School of Pharmacy.
Prospective students must:
- Be accepted to Point Park University as a full-time student;
- Have a combined SAT score (critical reading + math) of 1170 or better, or ACT Composite score of 26 or better;
- Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
- Be a first-time college student (not transferring from another college or university); and
- Agree not to apply to another medical school's program while enrolled in the early acceptance program with LECOM.
Admission to LECOM is subject to the applicant meeting the following minimum criteria:
- Maintain a GPA of 3.4 or better at Point Park;
- Maintain a GPA of 3.2 or better in science course work; and
- Score at least a 24 on the MCAT, no lower than 7 in any category, (for those pursuing the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree).
About LECOM's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree
The LECOM Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program follows the osteopathic tradition of competent and compassionate whole-person health care that focuses on health education, injury and disease prevention. Point Park has an agreement with LECOM's 4+4 medical program.
4+4 Medical Program
The student applies to Point Park's premedical and preprofessional studies degree program. Once accepted and enrolled, the student receives an interview at LECOM. If accepted by LECOM, he or she attends Point Park for four years, receives a bachelor's degree and enters LECOM’s medical school in the fall without the need for an additional interview. Upon completing four years of medical school, the student is awarded a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
LECOM offers a choice of the main campus in Erie, Pa., an additional site at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. or a branch campus in Bradenton, Fla.
LECOM also offers the choice of student-centered learning styles for medicine: lecture/discussion; problem-based learning; independent studies; a three-year Primary Care Scholars Pathway; and the Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway. Learn more about LECOM's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
About LECOM's Doctor of Pharmacy degree
The LECOM Doctor of Pharmacy degree program provides a solid background in patient-centered care and prepares its Pharm.D. graduates to become effective members of the health care team for all areas of practice. This program offers two pathway choices: a year-round, three-year curriculum in Erie, Pa., and a four-year curriculum in Bradenton, Fla. The innovative, year-round curriculum at the Erie campus enables students to earn their degrees and enter the pharmacy profession one year earlier. Both curricula offer the same spectrum of didactic courses, credit hours and pharmacy practice experiences.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program integrates science and hands-on practical experience. The professional program is structured around an outcomes-based curriculum where the integration of basic sciences, pharmacy practice and professional experiences is emphasized. Students are exposed to an early involvement with pharmacy practice experiences that provides valuable learning experiences for their future careers as pharmacists. This also allows a progressive development of students’ professional communication skills, as well as a true appreciation of pharmaceutical care concepts. Strong emphasis is placed on professionalism and life-long learning. Learn more about LECOM's Doctor of Pharmacy degree.