The continuing demand for new primary care physicians, pharmacists, and dentists; and the rapid growth of Florida led LECOM to open a branch campus between Bradenton and Sarasota.
The campus is in Lakewood Ranch, a master-planned community that is one of the fastest-growing regions of the country. The college designed a building where each and every detail lends itself to the mission of teaching students how to care for patients. This design has been extended to the construction of a second campus building to house the School of Dental Medicine.
In the original building, two lecture halls use smart classroom technology and each has 210 seats. The 24 smaller classrooms provide ideal environments for the small-group, Problem-Based Learning meetings. A multipurpose lab offers state-of-the art teaching equipment for anatomy and basic science study.
The osteopathic manipulative medicine/multipurpose lab provides plenty of room and tables for hands-on training. Students find tranquil views and plenty of study space in a spacious library. The student lounge and cafeteria provides daily service for LECOM Bradenton students along with additional study space. Wireless capabilities throughout the campus allow students to access their class note server, databases or journals wherever they choose to study.
The Lakewood Ranch community has grown extensively and offers retail, entertainment, and other services near the LECOM Bradenton campus.