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
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
April 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification September 1 (Begins)
July 25 (Ends)
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 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.43
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 9.1 MCAT composite score
9.5 biological
8.7 physical sciences
9.1 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology humanities
English mathematics
organic chemistry behavioral science
inorganic (general) chemistry demonstration of writing skills
physics social sciences
molecular and cell biology general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered D.O./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​lecom.​edu

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

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.5:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 921
Part-time faculty 1,336
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 128
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 138
Full-time faculty in clinical program 793
Part-time faculty in clinical program 1,198

2011 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.

Hospitals
Alta Dermatology Residency Training Program Pinnacle Health at Community Osteopathic Hospital
Aultman Hospital Sacred Heart Health System
Clarion Hospital Saint Vincent Health Center
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center St. Petersburg General Hospital
Cooper Green Mercy Hospital The Allegheny General Hospital – Western Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Education Consortium
Erie County Medical Center/SUNY at Buffalo The Washington Hospital
Florida Osteopathic Education Institute (FOEI) The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education
Forbes Regional Hospital – Western Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Education Consortium UHHS Richmond Heights Hospital
Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital UPMC Hamot
Manatee Memorial Hospital UPMC Horizon – Shenango Valley Campus
Marquette General Health System UPMC McKeesport
Meadville Medical Center UPMC St. Margaret
Memorial Hospital Wellington Regional Medical Center
Millcreek Community Hospital Westchester General Hospital
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Westview Hospital
Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute York Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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 pathways the Accelerated Physician Assistant and the Primary Care Scholars provide a condensed three-year track to becoming a physician.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
#52 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
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 60
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.2
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 64.7% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.43
MCAT composite score 9.1
Acceptance rate 7.8% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.5:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 2,016

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 2,016
In-state students 34.7%
Minority students 24.7%
Underrepresented minority students 9.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 23.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,673
Required fees $850
Room and board $11,250
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $164,212

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 86%
Students receiving loans 81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 27%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 57.9%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 86.7%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine physical medicine and rehabilitation
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine surgery – general
neurology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 64.7% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 32.2%