Carlow + Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: A Great Partnership

Thinking about a career in medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy? Now you can have the personal attention, affordability, great location, and small class size that make Carlow stand out from other universities in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania—with early acceptance into the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). *

At Carlow, you’ll major in biology, chemistry, or behavioral neuroscience—and then move right into your medical, dental, or pharmacy training at LECOM. Another bonus: you’ll meet annually with LECOM staff for advising and workshops that will help prepare you for medical school and, best of all, pay the lowest tuition of any private school of osteopathic medicine!

And did we mention that you don’t have to take the MCAT to land one of these spots?


Early Acceptance Program:  LECOM + Carlow University

Phase 1:  Provisional admission into the program during either your senior year in high school or during your first year at Carlow. Requirements include:

  • SAT Score (Math and Verbal Reasoning) greater than or equal to 1170 on a single exam taken before 3/1/16; SAT Score of 1240 or higher on a single exam taken after 3/1/16; or an ACT Composite Score greater than or equal to 26 on a single exam;
  • An unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 or higher;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Filling out an application through the EAP inquiry link on the LECOM page; and
  • Completing an interview.

NOTE:  Students already attending Carlow who wish to apply for the program must have a cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 or higher and a science GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Phase 2:  Final acceptance into the program after two years at Carlow and completion of all requirements.


 

LECOM Medical College:  Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

https://lecom.edu/academics/the-college-of-medicine/

  • 4+4 and 3+4 programs*
  • Total of five guaranteed spots
  • Students must complete required undergraduate courses and meet academic requirements

LECOM School of Pharmacy:  Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm D.)

https://lecom.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/

  • 4+4, 4+3, 3+4* and 3+3*
  • Total of five guaranteed spots
  • Students must complete required undergraduate courses and meet academic requirements

LECOM School of Dental Medicine:  Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)

https://lecom.edu/academics/school-of-dental-medicine/

  • 4+4
  • Total of five guaranteed spots
  • Students must complete required undergraduate courses and meet academic requirements

*For 3+4 and 3+3 programs, students leave Carlow after the third year and then transfer back 30 credits from LECOM to complete their undergraduate requirements.  For the 4+ programs, students leave Carlow after they graduate from their undergraduate program.

*Students must meet eligibility/acceptance criteria for both Carlow and LECOM.  


Carlow University and Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy

Prospective pharmacy students may attend Carlow University for two (or three) years and then receive preferential consideration for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. 

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