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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 (although a 3-yr option is available). Mount students, as freshman or sophomores, or as prospective students will apply for this program at LECOM and following an interview with LECOM may be accepted into the program.

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 1170 or ACT greater than or equal to 26; and have high school GPA greater than or equal to 3.5. (Transfer students are eligible if they meet all criteria, including two consecutive years in Phase I).

Provisional Acceptance at the Mount: After proper application materials are in, 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 there are additional GPA requirements.

Final Acceptance to LECOM: Students take the MCAT no later than December 1 of their senior year and must receive a satisfactory score and complete their application to LECOM by January 1 of their senior year. 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 , CHEM 102 , CHEM 201 , CHEM 202 ; 8 credits in physics, 6 credits in behavioral sciences, 6 credits in English (the Freshman Symposium may count for 3 of these credits). 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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