LECOM Medical Affiliation Program

HOW TO APPLY TO THE LECOM PROGRAM


The following must be completed to apply to the program.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania (CUP)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
3+4 or 4 +4 (Erie PA, Seton Hill, PA or Bradenton, FL Campuses)
Affiliation Program

Students accepted into this affiliation program will complete undergraduate pre-medical study at Clarion University (Phase I) and graduate study at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Osteopathic Medicine (Phase II). Students who are accepted into this LECOM affiliation and successfully complete 1) the required pre-medical coursework, 2) all requirements of Phase I and II, and 3) a successful interview at LECOM School of Osteopathic Medicine are guaranteed a seat in LECOM's next incoming class.

Five seats are reserved for five Clarion University affiliation students for the LECOM Medical affiliation. Early Acceptance Program Applications (EAP) for affiliation seats are accepted from incoming high school students and/or Clarion University students, and are reviewed by the Pre-Professional Committee for recommendation to LECOM. For more information, please contact Dr. Craig Scott (cscott@clarion.edu) .

Below represents a summary of criteria and requirements.

Early Acceptance Program (for High School Applicants)
[Review of applicants begins Nov. 1]


  • Must have SAT scores of a minimum 1170 (Math & Verbal) if the exam was taken before March 1, 2016, an SAT of at least 1240 (combined score) if the exam was taken after March 1, 2016, ACT score of 26 or higher, and a High School GPA ≥ 3.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Essay describing your desire to become a osteopathic doctor and the personal traits you possess that will contribute to your success in the Affiliation Program at Clarion, at LECOM, and in your career as a medical doctor.
  • Be approved by the CUP Pre-Professional Committee
  • Maximum of 8 credits of AP, dual enrollment, or transfer credits are allowed

Early Acceptance Program (for CUP Applicants)
[Deadline for online LECOM EAP Inquiry is Feb. 1; Review of applicants at CUP begins Feb. 1]

  • Must have a CUP GPA ≥ 3.4 after two semesters
  • Essay describing your desire to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine and the personal traits you possess that will contribute to your success in the Affiliation Program at Clarion, at LECOM, and in your career as a medical doctor.
  • Be approved by the CUP Pre-Professional Committee

Criteria for Phase I (Preparation for LECOM while at CUP)

  • Pursue of plan of study and earn a BS Biology (3+4 or 4+4 program) or a BS in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (4+4 program)
  • Complete 90 credits at CUP
  • With a successful interview with LECOM, the applicant will receive a provisional letter of acceptance to LECOM.

Phase II Requirements (LECOM Matriculation)

  • Fill out the EAP Medical School application through the LECOM student portal.  The AACOMAS is not required.
  • No minimum MCAT score required. An Academic Index Score (AIS) of 115 or higher will be needed to matriculate Students in the 3+ Track will need a score in the green area of Figure 1 as of February 1 of the year of matriculation or have to switch to a 4+ Track.
  • Overall GPA > 3.4; Science GPA > 3.2
  • Must make a personal visit to campus of choice
  • A letter of recommendation from a D.O. is not required, but it is recommended.
  • Letter of recommendation from Pre-Health Advisors Committee
  • Completion of all pre-requisite course work at Clarion University
Last Updated 4/9/18