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Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies — Osteopathic Medicine Pathway (BS/DO with LECOM)

Pathway with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

As an osteopathic physician, you take a comprehensive approach to healthcare, encompassing the mind, body and spirit of the patient. This program allows you to begin your education focused on your career goals, so you’ll be well prepared to start treating patients on the first day of your new career.

In this professional pathway, you have the opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies from MCPHS and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, Pennsylvania, or Brandenton, Florida, in seven or eight years. Depending on the track you choose, you’ll spend three or four years at MCPHS receiving a challenging baccalaureate curriculum that prepares you for professional study. You’ll spend the next four years at LECOM to complete the professional education required for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.

First-year applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.

Our agreements with partnering institutions require that students complete all of their coursework at MCPHS. For that reason, we are unable to accept transfer students into this pathway program. 

(Variations on this curriculum are possible. Please see the MCPHS University Catalog for a detailed description of the program curriculum.)

Students must be interviewed by LECOM prior to their enrollment and should complete a LECOM application before February 1 (of Year 1 for 3+; Year 2 for 4+).

YEAR I Fall

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 151/150L

Biology I (w/lab)

4

CHE 131/131L

Chemical Principles I (w/lab)

4

ITM 101

Introduction to the Major

1

LIB 111

Expository Writing I

3

MAT 151

Calculus I

3

YEAR I Spring

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 152/152L

Biology II (w/lab)

4

CHE 132/132L

Chemical Principles II (w/lab)

4

LIB 112

Expository Writing II

3

LIB 120

Introduction to Psychology

3

MAT 152

Calculus II

3

YEAR II Fall

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

CHE 231/231L

Organic Chemistry I (w/lab)

4

LIB 133

American Culture, Identity, and Public Life

3

LIB 205

Health Professions Orientation

1

MAT 261

Statistics

3

 

Behavioral Science Elective

3

 

Humanities Elective

3

YEAR II Spring

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 255/255L

Medical Microbiology (w/lab)

4

CHE 232/234L

Organic Chemistry II (w/lab)

4

LIB 220

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals

3

 

Social Science Elective

3

YEAR III Fall

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 360

Cellular Biochemistry

4

PHY 280/280L

Physics I (w/lab)

4

 

Behavioral Science Elective

3

 

Advanced Biology Elective

3

 

General Elective

3

YEAR III Spring

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 512

Healthcare Ethics

3

PHY 284/284L

Physics II (w/lab)

4

BIO 332

Genetics

3

 

Social Science Elective

3

 

Liberal Arts Elective

3

Students in the Accelerated 3+ program begin the program after year 3.

Students who plan to complete 4 years of MCPHS undergraduate work continue to year IV of PMHS BS program.

YEAR IV Fall

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

 

Humanities Elective

3

 

General Electives

11

YEAR IV Spring

COURSE

TITLE

SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 480

Premedical and Health Studies Capstone Seminar

3

 

General Electives

9