Required Participation in Osteopathic Principles and Practices
Participation In Osteopathic Principles And Practices Laboratories: A requirement for admissions consideration and graduation
All LECOM medical students are required to participate in the osteopathic principles and practice laboratories during the first two years of their medical education. This will involve learning hands-on diagnostic and treatment skills necessary to earn the doctor of osteopathic medical degree and to pass those portions of the licensing board exams involved with osteopathic principles and practices.
This means that all medical students will be required to use touch (palpation) as they learn how to examine and treat patients as they train with their fellow students. To accommodate this hands-on training, proper attire is required. Men and women must wear sports shorts with elastic waistbands. Women are required to wear sports bras. T-shirts should be worn when not being palpated.
A complete description of the OPP lab requirements are available in the LECOM Academic Catalog and Student Handbook, section 188.8.131.52. Participation in Osteopathic Principles and Practices
Accommodation: The Admissions Committee will evaluate candidates according to the Health and Technical Standards and Participation in Osteopathic Principles and Practices Laboratories requirements through review of records, written statements and interviews.