Health care isn’t just an occupation. It’s a commitment between you and your patient that promotes health and wellness. It’s serving people when they are most vulnerable. It’s your desire to make a difference. And it starts with a high-quality education.

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) can help students interested in becoming physicians answer their calling.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in applying to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for LECOM Erie, including LECOM at Seton Hill and LECOM at Elmira or LECOM Bradenton, must complete an online application through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) and a LECOM Supplemental Application. All applicants must complete the AACOMAS application in order to access the LECOM Supplemental Application.

AACOMAS Application

LECOM participates in a centralized application service, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS), for the collection of application information. All interested applicants must complete a web-based application. The AACOMAS service collates materials, computes grades and transmits standardized information to the applicant as well as to LECOM. AACOMAS takes no part in the evaluation, selection or rejection of applicants. Individuals interested in applying to LECOM should begin the application process by applying to the AACOMAS online application at Additional information about AACOMAS and the AACOMAS online application can be obtained by contacting: AACOMAS, at 5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 310, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231; or call, (617) 618-2889.

LECOM Supplemental Application

LECOM requires all applicants to submit a LECOM Supplemental Application. Once LECOM receives the AACOMAS application, qualified applicants will receive an e-mail message providing information and instructions regarding how to complete the Supplemental Application. The e-mail message will include a username and password to access the secure LECOM Candidate Portal to complete the Supplemental Application and submit the $50 non-refundable application fee. Payment of the $50 application fee is required at the time you submit your application. The LECOM Supplemental Application is very brief, and LECOM encourages you to complete it as soon as possible. The deadline date for submitting the LECOM Supplemental Application is April 1.

If you are selected for an interview, you will need to submit letters of recommendation. You may request letters of recommendation from your pre-health professions advisor or pre-professional committee. If you are unable to obtain a pre-professional committee letter, you may submit two letters of recommendation from undergraduate or graduate college/university science professors. A letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician is highly recommended. Letters of recommendation from supervising physicians are an acceptable substitute for practicing Physician Assistants applying to the Accelerated Physician Assistant Program (APAP).

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as early as possible to receive early consideration for an interview. Applicants selected for a personal on-campus interview will be notified in writing from the Office of Admissions. Applicant interviews will be conducted throughout the application cycle. The college uses a rolling admission cycle. As candidates are interviewed, notifications of acceptance are mailed to selected applicants.