Phase I/Pre-Med: Bachelor of Science in Biology or Biochemistry, Seton Hill University
A prospective student must:
- be accepted to Seton Hill University as a full-time student,
- have a combined SAT score (Critical Reading + Math) of 1170 or better, or ACT Composite score of 26 or better,
- have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale,
- submit a 200 word essay on why the student wants to study Osteopathic Medicine AND a letter of recommendation from a science teacher,
- be a first-time college student (not transferring from another college or university), and
- agree not to apply to another medical school's program while enrolled in the cooperative degree program with LECOM.
Phase II: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, LECOM at Seton Hill
To be eligible for Phase II a student must:
- maintain full-time status throughout participation in Phase I,
- be enrolled in Phase I of the "3 + 4" track by February 1 of the freshman year of study at Seton Hill, or be enrolled in Phase I of the "4 + 4" track by February 1 of the second year of study at Seton Hill,
- be a United States citizen or a permanent U.S. resident,
- complete the minimum course requirements - no CLEP, AP (science requirements only), transferred-in, repeated, summer study, or Pass/Fail courses will be accepted - with a grade of "C" or better in each and with no "W," "WP," or "WF" grades on the transcript,
- complete all degree requirements for the Seton Hill degree,
- display scholarly and professional potential to practice medicine and express the desire to become an osteopathic physician,
- not apply to another medical school's accelerated program (unless not accepted by LECOM),
- have earned a cumulative Seton Hill grade point average of 3.5 or better,
- have earned a cumulative Seton Hill grade point average of 3.3 or better in science coursework,
- have an MCAT score of 24 or higher, with no lower than a score of 7 in any category, as of February 1 of the year of matriculation,
- clear a criminal record check (LECOM will do a state and/or federal background check on all matriculating students), and
- meet and agree to LECOM's Health and Technical Standards.
Shadowing an osteopathic physician is also highly recommended.
To gain final acceptance into LECOM, a student must:
- meet all requirements listed above,
- apply to LECOM through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and submit a LECOM secondary application by November 15 of the year prior to anticipated matriculation into Phase II,
- submit the online LECOM secondary application by January 1 of the year of matriculation,
- arrange for letters of recommendation and all supporting documentation to be submitted for review by LECOM, and
- provide a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician by April 1 of the year of matriculation.