LECOM ready to accept applicants for Seton Hill classes
LECOM at Seton Hill application process goes through LECOM Erie.

Students interested in pursuing an osteopathic medical degree at LECOM’s newest location should begin by applying to the Erie campus. Applicants invited for interviews will be able to select from the main campus or the LECOM at Seton Hill extension in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. All interviews are conducted in Erie. Students should apply separately for LECOM Bradenton .

The American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) has granted LECOM permission to begin accepting an additional 104 students each year on the campus of Seton Hill University. COCA took action on the college expansion after an on-site inspection and careful review of plans for facilities, faculty, staff, student support services, learning resources, and finances.

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Students studying in Greensburg will use the highly successful Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Pathway. PBL involves small groups of students working together on patient cases. Students develop learning objectives in basic science or clinical care needed to solve the patient case. Faculty facilitators guide the students as they gain medical knowledge. LECOM will hire 13 full time faculty members and four part time instructors to serve as PBL facilitators and instructors for Seton Hill. All faculty members will have doctoral degrees in medicine or basic science, D.O., M.D. or Ph.D.

The College has become a leader in innovative, student-centered learning. In a very short time, it has demonstrated the success of four, unique learning pathways through graduate’s results on osteopathic licensing exams and in their acceptance to residency programs throughout the country.

Lynch Hall will provide classroom and office space.

LECOM will invest more than $4 million to renovate and equip two Seton Hill University buildings to accommodate the new medical school program. Because PBL requires a minimum amount of classroom space, the medical college is remodeling only portions of Lynch Hall and Reeves Memorial Library building.

Seton Hill University, founded by the Sisters of Charity, is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pa. Chartered in 1918, Seton Hill offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and nine graduate programs, including a Master of Science in Physician Assistant.

Medical students will use areas in Reeves Memorial Library for study and osteopathic principles and practice laboratory classes.

June 18, 2008
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