LECOM Marks Milestone With Largest Graduating Class
Students Receive Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Master’s Degrees
ERIE, Pa. — This month, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) will graduate the largest class in the school’s 28-year history as it confers 1,254 degrees upon students attending LECOM’s campuses in Pennsylvania and Florida.
LECOM’s Class of 2020 includes 539 Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, 278 Doctors of Pharmacy and 96 Doctors of Dental Medicine. LECOM will also award 221 Master of Medical Science degrees, 37 Master of Science in Medical Education degrees, 73 Master in Health Services Administration degrees, nine Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics degrees and one Doctor in Anatomy Education degree. The 2020 class includes 610 graduates from LECOM Erie, 537 graduates from LECOM Bradenton (Florida) and 107 graduates from LECOM at Seton Hill in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
LECOM is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is the nexus of LECOM Health, the nation’s only osteopathic academic health center. The Class of 2020 will join a network of more than 12,000 LECOM alumni delivering quality health care to patients across the U.S.
Graduates of LECOM’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will continue their post-graduate training at hospitals and medical facilities throughout the U.S., with 30% continuing their education in Pennsylvania and Florida. LECOM consistently graduates more primary care physicians than any other institution in the country.
Many Pharm.D. graduates will begin their careers at community and clinical pharmacies across the country while others will continue with post-graduate specialized residency programs. Similarly, new Doctors of Dental Medicine will enter general dentistry practices or will pursue training in dental specialties. Those earning degrees from LECOM’s School of Health Services Administration and School of Graduate Studies, meanwhile, are prepared to use their newly acquired skills as educators, researchers and in leadership roles at healthcare facilities throughout the U.S.