Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie Campus

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie Campus

  • City , State Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Est. Tution $110,920
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Quick Facts

Duration: 3-4 Years Courses: 54 Faculty: 63
Est. Applications: 1789 Acceptance Rate: 17% Est. Class Size: 307

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 four-year on-campus pathway in Bradenton, FL and a three-year on-campus accelerated pathway in Erie, PA.

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 Degree Preferred
  • $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: 1858 West Grandview Blvd, Erie, Pennsylvania 16415

Acceptance Rate for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

17%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 17%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 40% Male: 60% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $27,730 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,125 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


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: 81
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Biology w/ Lab 8
General Chemistry w/lab 8
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab: 4 Semester Hours Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab OR Biochem w/ Lab: 4 Semester Hours 8
Math-based Physics OR Physical Chemistry 3
Calculus 3
Statistics 3
Economics 3
Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology 3
English – Prefer: Writing (Technical, Business, or Research) 6
Other Didactic Coursework in Math, Science, or Humanities – Prefer: Public Speaking or other communication coursework, health-care related sciences, calculus based math, or other health-care related coursework. 9
Total 54

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. See below for suggestions for the second letter of recommendation. All letters of recommendation are submitted through PharmCAS. 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, 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: Co-Worker, Family, Friend, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Details: If the letter follows the institutions procedure
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: 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

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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