Stetson-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Medical Education Program (4+4, 3+4)
Stetson University and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Bradenton, Florida, have developed a program that offers qualified students an interview for admission to osteopathic medical school. This program is available for entering first-year as well as current students who have completed up to 59 credit hours. There are two program tracks with different entrance requirements. The 4+4 track is the preferred track to give students the opportunity to develop and mature academically and socially before entering medical school. Admission to the 4+4 track requires an SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 25 and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 (or top 10% of class). Students on this track will complete the baccalaureate degree at Stetson following the traditional model and then transfer to LECOM after a successful interview. With careful planning and approval by Stetson’s Pre-Health Advisory Committee, students on the 4+4 track may select from the wide range of majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. To be interviewed for admission to LECOM, students on the 4+4 track must maintain a 3.3 GPA in all coursework at Stetson with no grade lower than a ‘C’ and have a minimum MCAT score of 25.
The accelerated (3+4) track is also available for exceptional students. Students accepted for this track may complete the first three years of undergraduate study at Stetson and then be eligible to move to LECOM for the first year of medical school. These students may transfer a maximum of 32 hours of course work taken at LECOM toward their undergraduate degree at Stetson. Stetson will confer a baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of the fourth year of study and LECOM will confer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree upon the successful completion of the program at LECOM. Admission to the 3+4 track requires an SAT score of 1260 or ACT score of 27 and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.6. Students on the accelerated track may only select a major in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Integrative Health Science, or Molecular Biology. Students on the 3+4 track may elect to switch to the 4+4 track at any point prior to November 1 of their third year. To be interviewed for admission to LECOM, students on the 3+4 track must maintain a 3.5 GPA in coursework at Stetson with no grade lower than a ‘C’ and have a minimum MCAT score of 27.
For additional information about this program, please contact Professor Michael King in the Department of Biology, or Dean Karen Ryan at Stetson, or the Admissions Office at LECOM.