Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton Campus

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton Campus

  • City , State Bradenton, Florida
  • Est. Tution $118,920
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 54 Language: English
Planned Interviews: 200 Est. to Accept: 125 Est. Class Size: 310

Program Description

LECOM offers students the opportunity to pursue their Doctor of Pharmacy degree through an innovative, year-round curriculum at our Erie, PA campus.  Our Accelerated Pathway graduates have gone on to work in various practice areas, ranging from community, hospital, industry, ambulatory care, managed care, academia and many more.  We also offer two additional PharmD degree pathways: a three-year on-campus accelerated pathway in Erie, PA and a four-year Distance Education pathway.

LECOM seeks the most qualified 310 candidates to seat incoming cohorts, divided among our three pathways, as limited by capacity.

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PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Not Required
  • Minimum Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Bradenton, Florida 34211

Acceptance Rate for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

32%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 32%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 65% Male: 35% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $24,552 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: N/A Average GPA: N/A Minimum PCAT: Optional


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 54
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 27
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 94
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2020 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Biology w/lab 8/12
General Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 8/12
Math-based Physics or Physical Chemistry 3/5
Calculus 3/5
Statistics 3/5
Economics 3/5
Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology 3/5
English Prefer: Writing (Technical, Business, or Research) 6/8
Other Didactic Coursework in Math, Science, or Humanities: 9 Semester Hours – Prefer: Public Speaking or other communication coursework, health-care related sciences, calculus based math, or other health-care related coursework. 9/14
Total 54/94

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information LECOM School of Pharmacy requires two letters of recommendation. One of the letters must be from a science professor. The other letter can be from anyone else except a friend, family member or co- worker. For ideas of who to get the second reference letter from, see below. A letter of recommendation from a pharmacist is recommended. All letters of recommendation are submitted through PharmCAS. PharmCAS allows students to submit up to four letters of recommendation. PharmCAS will send the letters to the schools you apply to once they receive them from your recommender.
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Supervisor
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Family, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Are Composite Letters accepted? Conditionally Accepted

Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer

Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers

Interview Dates:
Details: Applicants being considered for admission will be invited for an on-site interview on a rolling basis between September and May. Therefore, those applying early may have a greater chance for acceptance.   The on-site interview will give the applicant an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and current students, as well as learn more about LECOM and the pharmacy program.  While we strongly recommend that a candidate interviews at the campus to which they are applying, accommodations can be made upon special request. Please contact the admissions coordinator for further information at [email protected] .



June 1, 2022


Application Fee:
Other Fees:
Open House Information: Info Sessions occur about once every other month on a Wednesday from 6 to 8pm and campus tour from 8 to 8:30pm. Students and Family are Welcome. We also have an Open House every September and June on a Saturday from 9am to 1pm Must register to attend. Go to for dates and more information on how to register.
Enrollment Options Available Early Assurance
Accelerated Progression (year-round classes)
Program Statistics and Criteria
200 Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2020 entering class:
125 Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2020 entering class:
100 Estimated fall 2020 entering class size including early assurance:
32 Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2020:
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: The PCAT requirement may be waived if a student has achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and has met other qualifying academic criteria.  For more information visit our website:
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
4:01 Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class:

Accepted Applicant Info

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants?
Acceptance letters are typically e-mailed within 72 hours after the interview. If a student qualifies for a scholarship, a scholarship offer letter will be included in the email. All students will also receive a Fellowship Award application. Fellowship awards are one year financial awards. We offer GPA based scholarships of 5, 10, or 15%, and a 10% scholarship for students who have an 80th composite percentile score or higher on the PCAT. These scholarships are renewed each trimester as long as the student maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA, a trimester GPA of 3.0, and does not receive a grade less than a C in any course.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? LECOM typically sets the official matriculation dates for each entering class in the spring before matriculation, so the above date may be subject to change.
New Student Orientation Information:
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/03/2020
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No


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