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Programs and Degrees

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Offers the Best to Earn Your Medical, Pharmacy, or Dental Degree

You are ready to choose the best college for your medical education. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is ready to offer you more choices. Choose from one of our five learning pathways to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree or select either the year-round, three-year pharmacy pathway or the traditional four-year pathway for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students interested in dentistry should consider the School of Dental Medicine.

LECOM Offers a Choice of Campuses in Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida

LECOM is a private college with its main campus in Erie, PA, with an additional location, LECOM at Seton Hill, in Greensburg, PA; and LECOM Bradenton, a branch campus in Bradenton, Florida. The nation has a growing demand for new doctors, dentists and pharmacists, and LECOM’s mission is to prepare health care professionals trained in the osteopathic tradition of competent and compassionate, whole-person primary care.

  • LECOM offers ground-breaking new curriculum to attract more students to family medicine and primary care specialties. LECOM’s Primary Care Scholars Pathway will condense four years of medical college into a highly structured, three-year curriculum focusing on skills needed to become a family doctor or primary care physician.
  • The Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway (APAP) is a three-year program for certified PAs who want to increase his or her medical knowledge and practice independently as fully licensed physicians.
  • The Lecture-Discussion Pathway (LDP) presents the basic science core curriculum and medical systems curriculum through lecture presentations and small-group workshops and laboratories.
  • The Problem-Based Learning Pathway (PBL) is a nationally recognized innovative approach to medical education, offering students the opportunity to study the biomedical and clinical sciences by utilizing medical case studies in a small-group environment.
  • The Directed Study Pathway (DSP), originally the Independent Study Pathway, offers students the opportunity to study the basic science core curriculum and medical systems curriculum at his or her pace, using lists of highly structured learning objectives compiled into self-directed learning modules used in combination with textbooks, resource guides and small group study.