Facts you should know about LECOM
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine offers innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and dental medicine. Millcreek Community Hospital established the medical school in 1992 to meet the growing need for physicians. The demand for physicians, pharmacists and dentists continues to grow nationwide. From campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pa. and Bradenton, Fla., LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of health care professionals.
College of Medicine
- LECOM has grown to become the nation’s largest medical college with more than 2000 medical students on campuses in Erie, Greensburg and Bradenton.
- LECOM offers a quality medical education at an affordable price with one of the lowest, private medical college tuitions.
- LECOM is a leader in innovative, student-centered medical education with five learning pathways leading to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree – Lecture/Discussion, Problem-Based Learning, Directed Study and two three-year pathways: the Primary Care Scholars and the Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway.
- LECOM has graduated more than 2900 osteopathic physicians. The majority of LECOM graduates become Primary Care Physicians (Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or OB-GYN). US News & World Report ranks LECOM in the top five medical colleges for graduating primary care physicians. (Click here to see where LECOM graduates match for post-graduate medical education - intern and residency match).
- The LECOM Research Collective provides opportunities for faculty and student research.
School of Pharmacy
- The School of Pharmacy opened in 2002 to meet the national demand for new pharmacists.
- Year-round, 2+3 curriculum: two years at accredited undergraduate schools and three years of professional education at LECOM Erie.
- The School of Pharmacy has expanded to the Bradenton campus with a four-year program.
- The School of Pharmacy enrolls nearly 900 students. There are now more than 800 School of Pharmacy alumni.
School of Dental Medicine
- Classes began in July 2012 in Bradenton, Fla. with 100 students per class.
- Curriculum is modeled on Problem-Based Learning through small-group, case-based study for basic sciences.
- Students receive early simulation and basic patient care clinical learning experiences and progress to community-based, primary care clinic experience in urban areas with the greatest need for dental care.
- The Master of Science in Medical Education prepares physicians, pharmacists and dentists to become bettclinical instructors in teaching hospitals, clinics and colleges.
- The Graduate Studies program offers a one-year Health Sciences Post Baccalaureate certificate and a two-year Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Degree to prepare candidates for advanced medical science study, research and health career degrees.
Each campus building in Erie and Bradenton provides
expansive teaching and learning areas and includes
the latest teaching technology. The LECOM Bayfront
Campus, Student Center and the Medical Fitness and
Wellness Center in Erie provide additional space for
education and student activities. In Greensburg, LECOM
utilizes classroom space at Seton Hill University.
- LECOM is a member of Millcreek Health System along with Millcreek Community Hospital, Millcreek Geriatric Education and Care Center, and Medical Associates of Erie, which manages the practices of physicians at 14 locations. LECOM students learn and work in all of these facilities.