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Premed Pathway: Osteopathic Medicine (BS/DO LECOM) *


Campus: Boston
School: School of Arts & Sciences

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Overview

This professional pathway allows students holding U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency status to earn a combined BS in Premedical and Health Studies from MCPHS University and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in seven or eight years at Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, or Bradenton, Florida.

Program Highlights

  • Faculty mentors with years of expertise in both teaching and advising pre-health professions students
  • A strong peer support network of pre-health students, including a Premedical Society and Minority Association of Health Professions Students Chapter 
  • Committee letter and interview support for students applying to professional school; courses and resources that are custom designed for professional school entrance exams and application preparation
  • Research fellowships, clinical internships, and volunteer and shadowing opportunities in the Longwood Medical Area and Greater Boston

For programs marked with an asterisk (*): Institutional partners require that all applicants must hold U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency status.

DO Option I

7-Year Accelerated Track

  • 3 years undergraduate coursework at MCPHS University–Boston
  • 4 years graduate coursework at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
  • Merit-based scholarship is renewable each year at MCPHS University–Boston

DO Option II

8-Year Traditional Pathway

  • 4 years undergraduate coursework at MCPHS University–Boston
  • 4 full years of graduate coursework at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
  • Merit-based scholarship is renewable each year at MCPHS University–Boston

First-year applicants with questions on this program, should contact Lynden Weddas, the Admission expert for the School of Arts & Sciences, at lynden.weddas@mcphs.edu or 617.947.6410.

Transfer applicants should find their admission counselor by viewing the application requirements for their program of interest here. Those that already know their counselor’s name, can click here for transfer counselor contact information.