Degrees and Requirements

Pre-Osteopathic Medicine LECOM

To successfully enter this program, the following conditions must be met:

  • Minimum SAT>=1170 (if taken prior to March 2016) or 1240 (if taken March 2016 or later), or ACT>=26
  • High School GPA>=3.5
  • US Citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Current La Roche College student not meeting minimum SAT/ACT or HS GPA but meeting overall QPA and science QPA after 1st year are eligible to apply to LECOM
  • Must apply to LECOM prior to start of 2nd year for 3+4 track and 3rd year for 4+4 track

 

This is an Early Acceptance Program and is provisional.  Phase I consists of pursuing a La Roche College major.  There are two tracks for Phase I: a 3+4 and 4+4.  Students in the 3+4 track only spend 3 years in Phase I and must complete at least 75% of their LRC major and have in place a plan for transferring back LECOM medical courses to complete their major prior to entering Phase II.

 

To successfully enter Phase II. the following pre-requisites (in conjunction with the requirements of another LRC major) are required:

  • 40 credits (28 Science and 12 Humanities)
  • No grade lower than a C allowed in the courses listed
  • No CLEP or P/F credits allowed
  • AP scores of 4 or 5 may be accepted for English and Behavioral science courses only, but a replacement course applicable to the field of medicine or course of similar academic rigor must be taken instead
  • Summer courses may not be taken unless required for sequential scheduling and must be approved by LECOM
  • Up to 2 courses + labs may be taken at another institution but cannot reduce course load
  • Minimum course load of 14 credits must be taken per semester and semester GPA>=3.0 to remain in program
  • Minimum overall QPA>=3.4 and minimum science QPA>=3.2
  • MCAT is not required except for special cases, minimum score is TBD (In order to be exempt, you must take 3 credits of Biochemistry and 3 credits of Genetics)
  • Shadowing a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) is highly recommended

 

In addition, students must attend a minimum of 2 consecutive years at LRC.  All students completing Phase I must be approved by the Pre-Professional faculty committee to enter Phase II.  There are only 5 seats available each year.  LECOM has 2 campuses for Phase II: Erie, PA (including Seton Hill, Greensburg) and Bradenton, FL.  Students apply to either but not both.

Summary of Requirements

Humanities Component:12 credits: includes 6 credits of Behavioral Science

  • ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I |

    ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course engages students in the reading and writing practices essential to academic life by requiring students to read both with and against the grain of complex texts and to write in response to them.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II |

    ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to teach concise and effective expository writing, focusing on various aspects of critical analysis and the documented research paper.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1011(H)

Science Component: 28 credits (CHEM3036/3037 may be substituted for CHEM2016/L; PHYS1010 may be substituted for PHYS1032/L)

  • BIOL1003
    GENERAL BIOLOGY I |

    BIOL1003
    GENERAL BIOLOGY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A presentation of a comprehensive survey of the major area within modern biology with emphasis placed on unsolved problems and the nature of scientific evidence. The course explores the properties of living matter on the molecular, cellular and organismic level. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in biology or a professional need.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: BIOL1005

  • BIOL1004
    GENERAL BIOLOGY II |

    BIOL1004
    GENERAL BIOLOGY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A presentation of a comprehensive survey of the major area within modern biology with emphasis placed on unsolved problems and the nature of scientific evidence. The course explores the properties of living matter on the molecular, cellular and organismic level. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in biology or a professional need.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1003 & BIOL1005, Concurrent: BIOL1006

  • BIOL1005
    GENERAL BIOLOGY I-LAB |

    BIOL1005
    GENERAL BIOLOGY I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Selected experiments chosen to emphasize principles presented in the General Biology lecture courses.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    coreg: BIOL1003

  • BIOL1006
    GENERAL BIOLOGY II-LAB |

    BIOL1006
    GENERAL BIOLOGY II-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Selected experiments chosen to emphasize principles presented in the General Biology lecture courses.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1001
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I |

    CHEM1001
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basic principles governing matter, energy and matter-energy interaction. Topics include atomic structure, bonding theory, aggregated states of matter, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1003

  • CHEM1002
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II |

    CHEM1002
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basic principles governing matter, energy and matter-energy interaction. Topics include atomic structure, bonding theory, aggregated states of matter, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1004

  • CHEM1003
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    CHEM1003
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    A series of experiments related to the content of CHEM1001 emphasizing laboratory techniques and familiarization with basic laboratory equipment. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in chemistry or a professional need.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1004
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    CHEM1004
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    A series of experiments related to the content of CHEM1002, emphasizing laboratory techniques and familiarization with basic laboratory equipment. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in chemistry or a professional need.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM2015
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I |

    CHEM2015
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the classification and characterization of organic compounds, their preparation, properties and reactions. The application of modern organic theories to these subjects is stressed. Topics include nomenclature, bond theory, stereochemistry, synthesis, mechanisms, and structure determination by instrumental methods. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM1002 concurrent: CHEM2015L

  • CHEM2015L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    CHEM2015L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for CHEM2015|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM2016
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II |

    CHEM2016
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the classification and characterization of organic compounds, their preparation, properties and reactions. The application of modern organic theories to these subjects is stressed. Topics include nomenclature, bond theory, stereochemistry, synthesis, mechanisms, and structure determination by instrumental methods. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015 concurrent: CHEM2016L

  • CHEM2016L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    CHEM2016L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Lab for CHEM2016 Organic Chemistry|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015L

  • CHEM3036
    BIOCHEMISTRY I(BIOL3036) |

    CHEM3036
    BIOCHEMISTRY I(BIOL3036) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the biochemical metabolism of the living cell. Cellular structure, macromolecules, metabolic pathways, energy transformations, regulatory mechanisms and molecular genetics are discussed. Cross-listed with BIOL3036 |

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015

  • CHEM3037
    BIOCHEMISTRY I-LAB(BIOL3037) |

    CHEM3037
    BIOCHEMISTRY I-LAB(BIOL3037) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    An introduction to current biochemical techniques including thin layer and column and gas chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, and DNA technology.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM3036 concurrent: CHEM2015L

  • PHYS1010
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE |

    PHYS1010
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide a broad background in physics for those who will enter the allied health professions. Applications will be made to the biological and physiological sciences, as well as to the various types of equipment. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010 Coreq: PHYS1010L

  • PHYS1010L
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE-LAB |

    PHYS1010L
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for PHYS1010 Physics for Health Science|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PHYS1032
    GENERAL PHYSICS I |

    PHYS1032
    GENERAL PHYSICS I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This is the first of a three-semester introduction to calculus-based physics stressing experimental and problem-solving techniques. Concepts covered are mechanics, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, gravitation, oscillation, and wave/acoustics.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1032, Coreq: PHYS1032L

  • PHYS1032L
    GENERAL PHYSICS I-LAB |

    PHYS1032L
    GENERAL PHYSICS I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for PHYS1032 General Physics I|

    PREREQUISITES: