Pre-PharmD Program

Pre-PharmD Program

LECOM offers unique educational programs intended to increase opportunities and options in science for students.  We offer students two programs to enhance their current undergraduate coursework with the intent of gaining admission into one of the School of Pharmacy’s Pharm.D. pathways.

The Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate pathway (Post-Bacc) is for students with Bachelor’s degrees, while the Pre-PharmD Enrichment Program (PEP) is for students without a degree.  These two programs run parallel to one another in terms of curriculum and timeline.  The goal of these two programs is to prepare students for professional school by strengthening their academics and professionalism.

The PEP and Post-Bacc pathway courses do not serve as replacements for the pre-requisites of the Pharm.D. degree program.  All students must have completed the School of Pharmacy pre-requisites before matriculating into either the PEP or Post-Bacc pathway.

Upon successful completion of the one-year curriculum, the student will receive a certificate acknowledging completion of all coursework. Letters of recommendation to prospective professional programs will be forwarded on behalf of Post-Bacc/PEP students as requested.

All materials and letters of recommendation submitted to PharmCAS, provided that the applicant has applied to the Erie School of Pharmacy, will be transferred into the Post Bac application. Students are guaranteed an interview for a seat in the LECOM PharmD program provided they achieve a 3.0 GPA and meet requirements for professionalism. Thus far, ~84% of Pharmacy Post-Bacc entrants have matriculated to our PharmD program where they are highly competitive students.

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