Professional Licensure Disclosures

Pursuant to federal regulations, LECOM is required to have professional license disclosures for prospective and current students for all programs intended to lead to professional licensure. LECOM has three such programs: College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), School of Pharmacy (PharmD), and School of Dental Medicine (DMD). Below are the three disclosures for prospective students.

College of Medicine, DO Program
Please note that the D.O. degree earned by graduates of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) meets the medical school education requirement for licensure of osteopathic physicians in all states in the United States. LECOM is accredited by a recognized regional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is specifically accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. Attainment of the D.O. degree is one component of the state licensure process. LECOM medical students are eligible to sit for the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Examination (COMLEX) Level 1, Level 2-CE, and Level 2-PE; and LECOM graduates are eligible to sit for the COMLEX Level 3 examination. All components of COMLEX must be successfully passed to obtain licensure in the United States. Individual states may have additional requirements, including requirements for successful completion of graduate medical education (i.e. residency training). Specific requirements for obtaining licensure as an osteopathic physician in the state where a license will be sought should be obtained from that state’s licensing board.

School of Pharmacy, PharmD Program
Please note that the PharmD degree earned by graduates from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Pharmacy Pathways, including the Distance Education Pathway, is accepted as a requirement to obtain a license to practice pharmacy in all states in the United States. LECOM is accredited by a recognized regional accreditor, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the LECOM Pharmacy Program is specifically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Attainment of the PharmD degree is one component of the state licensure process. LECOM Pharmacy graduates are eligible to sit for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and must successfully pass this exam to practice pharmacy in the United States. Individual states may have additional requirements. Most states require that the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE) which tests knowledge of federal and state laws also be successfully passed to obtain a Pharmacy license. Specific requirements for obtaining a Pharmacy license in a state where a license will be sought should be obtained from that state’s licensing board.

School of Dental Medicine, DMD Program
Please note that the D.M.D. degree earned by graduates of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) meets the dental school educational requirements for licensure of dentists in all states in the United States. LECOM is currently accredited by a recognized regional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the Doctor of Dental Medicine program is specifically accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Attainment of the D.M.D. degree is one component of the state licensure process. In addition, LECOM dental students are eligible for the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE), which satisfies the written examination requirement for licensure, and other clinical examinations (i.e., ADEX, WREB, CITA, and individual state clinical examinations) established by each state board of dentistry as its clinical examination requirement.

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