Linkage Agreement-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
The PB-PMHPP Certificate Option has a linkage program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)*. Through the linkage, students directly enter medical school in the fall, following the completion of their PBHP-PB curriculum. The advantage of a linkage program is that students do not have to sit-out the typical “glide year” between the time they apply to medical school and the time they start. As with other linkage programs, our program allows candidates to apply to only one medical school.
Selection for LECOM linkage is based upon a student’s qualifications prior to entering the PB-PMHPP, MCAT scores, the student’s academic and extracurricular record while enrolled in the program, and a successful interview. Students can opt to attend the Erie, Greensburg, or Bradenton campus.
The linkage program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is available to qualified students in both the Enhancement Track and the Career Changer Track. PB-PMHPP students interested in applying to this program must make their inital application by October 1. Selected candidates will interview in October at the LECOM Erie campus. This is a competitive interview process. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 final overall DU GPA and an overall math/science and science GPA of 3.0 in order to maintain provisional acceptance, and be endorsed by the PB-PMHPP. LECOM requires a minimum MCAT of 24, with no score less than 7 in any section (old scoring system) or a minimum overall 40th percentile (new scoring system). Applicants interested in this program must still meet the minimum admission standards for the PB-PMHPP Certificate.
*Admission requirements are subject to change at the discretion of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and are outside the control of the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs. Please note there may also be additional events hosted by LECOM that linkage students are required to attend. This is a competitive program, and an interview and/or acceptance cannot be guaranteed. Final acceptance is at the sole discretion of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.