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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

1858 W. Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 866-6641

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.lecom.edu
Electronic application: http://www.aacom.org

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 03/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2005
Application fee: $50
Director of admissions: Amy Welker
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, molecular and cell biology, humanities, mathematics, behavioral science, social sciences, general chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: September 1
     -Latest date: July 30

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 4 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $1,500
     -Deposit due: N/A
     -Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
     -EDP application period begins: N/A
     -EDP application period ends: N/A
     -EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 5,292 1,259 531 389
In-state: 572 328 182 151
Out-of-state: 4,720 931 349 238
Women: 2,587 447 253 188
Minorities: 598 139 44 164
International: 1 0 0 0



Acceptance rate: 10.0%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.4

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 8.3
Verbal reasoning: 8.4
Physical sciences: 7.7
Biological: 8.5
Writing: N

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 54%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 12%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 6%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 10%
Mixed disciplines and other: 18%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 54%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 12%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 6%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 10%
Mixed disciplines and other: 18%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: D.O./M.P.H.

Does the school have a combined college/D.O. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/D.O. program: 7 years
Web site for combined college/D.O. program: www.lecom.edu

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
LECOM seeks students who will excel in academics, clinical care, research and community service. Successful 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.

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