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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Osteopathic Medicine Dual Degree


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A cooperative program between Mount St. Mary’s University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is available to students who seek to pursue a career as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and who also want a solid liberal arts education. Through this 4/4 dual-degree program a student earns a B.S. or B.A. from Mount St. Mary’s University and a doctoral degree (D.O.) from LECOM. There are two phases to the dual-degree program.

Phase One is completed at Mount St. Mary’s University and typically takes four years Mount students, as freshman or sophomores, or as prospective students apply for this program at LECOM, and following an interview with LECOM, may be accepted into the program.

Link to apply: https://lecom.edu/college-of-osteopathic-medicine/com-apply/

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Program Requirements


Dual Degree Program Requirements:

Eligible students must be U.S. citizens; may not hold a four-year undergraduate degree; typically have SAT scores greater than or equal to 1240 or ACT greater than or equal to 26; and have high school GPA greater than or equal to 3.5.

Provisional Acceptance to the Program: After proper application materials are submitted to LECOM, accepted students receive a letter of provisional (early) acceptance. The student then completes all required courses at the Mount, including all core courses, noting the following requirements: the provisional student may not apply to another medical school; must be a full-time student in all semesters; and meet the published GPA requirements indicated by LECOM.

Final Acceptance to LECOM: Students who are accepted through this program may forgo taking the MCAT if they meet the Academic Index Score requirements as set out by LECOM. Criteria for scoring comes from undergraduate GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Students who choose to take the MCAT must score a 500 or better in only one attempt.

By November 1st of the year prior to LECOM matriculation, the application to LECOM must be completed through the LECOM on-line College of Medicine. Up to 5 students each year may be accepted into the LECOM DO program during the spring of senior year upon satisfying all entrance requirements. Accepted students will receive an admission letter from LECOM in spring semester of their senior year.

By the conclusion of Phase One students will complete the following courses at the Mount: all of the core coursework; complete requirements of a major; plus 8 credits in Biology, CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4), CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4), CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I (4), CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II (4); 4 credits in physics, 6 credits in behavioral sciences, 6 credits in English (the Freshman Symposium counts for 3 of these credits); BIOL 221 Genetics (4), and BIOCH 405 Biochemistry I (4). All required science courses must include laboratory work.

Phase Two consists of osteopathic-specific coursework and is completed at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students will receive a doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine. This program typically takes four years.

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