LECOM Medical Program

  • Program Description

    • Early-acceptance programs with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) lessen much of the cost of applying to medical schools
    •  Gannon has the largest affiliate program with LECOM; more than 70 Gannon advisees have matriculated to LECOM, about half of whom were early-acceptance students
    •  Qualified students can gain conditionally guaranteed acceptance as early as senior year of high school
    •  Successful students will earn a B.S. in biology or chemistry from Gannon University prior to matriculating to LECOM

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    Gannon University Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Obtain a rank in the top 25% of your high school class
    • Provide evidence of scholarly, professional and personal potential and a desire to become an osteopathic physician
    • Submit a personal statement or essay
    • Successfully complete an interview with LECOM
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Complete a signed release form (provided after acceptance is granted)

    Admissions Process

    The first 10 competitive, eligible and complete applications will be guaranteed acceptance. Additional students may be considered on an individual basis and at the discretion of LECOM. Full admission will not be granted until all requirements listed below have been satisfied. Once offered acceptance, students will be given two weeks to pay the enrollment deposit to reserve their space in the program. If the deadline passes without a deposit, the space will be offered to another student. 
    • Students who wish to be considered for the LECOM affiliation program with Gannon University must:
    • Complete the online enrollment form available on the LECOM website (www.lecom.edu; search for "Undergraduate Affiliates")
    • On the LECOM enrollment form, list Gannon University as one of the top three schools you are interested in attending
    • Successfully complete an interview with LECOM
    • Successfully apply to and be admitted to Gannon University's LECOM Early Acceptance Medical Program

    Affiliate Entry Requirements

    Students will be provided with a complete electronic copy of all requirements for successful completion of the 4+4 Early Acceptance Program with LECOM upon entry to the program. A sample of entry requirements to Phase II includes:
    • Achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 or higher
    • Achieve a minimum science GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Apply to LECOM through AACOMAS by November 15 of the year preceding the year the student plans to matriculate at LECOM and complete all related application materials in an efficient manner
    • Successfully complete a criminal background check
    • Students admitted to this program are not eligible to apply to any other medical schools at the time of medical school application