Apply to the School of Podiatric Medicine

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

The LECOM School of Podiatric Medicine is here to help students interested in becoming podiatric physicians answer their calling.

How to Apply

 Individuals interested in applying to the School of Podiatric Medicine must complete a program-specific online application. The School of Podiatric Medicine only accepts applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The application process is as follows:

  1. Submit the AACPMAS Application via the link provided: Apply Today »
    Applications are available in August with a deadline of June 30.
  2. Submit the following items:
    1. Official MCAT scores or ACT/SAT scores (if applicable).
    2. Official academic transcripts from all previous accredited undergraduate and graduate institutions.
    3. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. One letter coming from a podiatric physician who can discuss the applicant’s exposure to podiatric medicine is suggested, though not mandatory. One letter must be from a science professor, advisory committee, or academic advisor. Letters can be submitted through the AACPMAS or submitted directly to LECOM via one of the following:

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
School of Podiatric Medicine
1858 West Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16509

(814) 866-8123

Once complete, the School of Podiatric Medicine Admissions Committee will review the application file. The applicant will be notified if selected for an interview and information on the interview process will be provided. Interviews are virtual, but applicants are welcome to schedule visits to the LECOM main campus.

Note: First-time entering students may apply to only one LECOM clinical program at a time (includes D.O., D.P.M., D.M.D., Pharm.D.). Multiple applications will not be accepted or processed.

The School of Podiatric Medicine uses a rolling admission cycle. As candidates are interviewed, notifications of acceptance are mailed to selected applicants. Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as early as possible to receive early consideration for an interview.

For further information, contact the Office of the Dean of the School of Podiatric Medicine by calling 814-860-5165 or by email at

Congratulations on taking an important step toward becoming a podiatric physician!