Pre-Medical LECOM
College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Get an early start on medical school through our LECOM 3+4 program.

If you have an interest in Family Medicine, take advantage of Edinboro University’s special affiliation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), which gives you the opportunity to enter LECOM after your junior year of college. The process is selective, but starting on the Biology Pre-Medical track is a step in the right direction.

During your first three years at Edinboro, you will be held to high standards. You’ll follow a curriculum that is heavy on the sciences, including those that are required and recommended for acceptance at LECOM. Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision making, and you’ll be ready to accelerate your journey toward your medical school program.

Small classes taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests will enable you to participate fully in your education and appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine. Faculty mentors will ensure you’re equipped to do well in your undergraduate program and be poised for success at LECOM.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Thrive in a rigorous, challenging environment.

As a Biology Pre-Medical student, you’ll have the opportunity to take a specialized course or do independent research using the newest automated gene sequencer in the area.

Reserve your place at LECOM now.

Apply to both Edinboro University and the Early Acceptance Program (EAP) at LECOM during your senior year of high school - or at least, before the start of your second year at Edinboro. LECOM will review your application and you will be invited to interview for a provisional letter of acceptance. Stay on track with your Edinboro program and then make a final application for acceptance to LECOM. You will not have to schedule another interview or take the MCAT exam. General criteria for EAP:

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Must NOT hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Must have at least two years remaining as a full-time undergraduate student.

SAT score (Math and Verbal Reasoning greater than or equal to 1170 taken prior to March 1, 2016 or 1240 or higher on a single exam taken after March 1, 2016 or an ACT Composite score greater than or equal to 26 on a single exam.

High school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

If already an Edinboro University student, must have at least a cumulative overall GPA of 3.2 and a science GPA of 3.1.

For complete details about admissions requirements to LECOM, including an academic index calculator to determine eligibility for the program, click here.

Ways to distinguish yourself.

State licensure and a professional degree such as Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) are required before you can practice as a physician or surgeon. But it’s never too early to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field of medicine. Opportunities at Edinboro include:

Hands-on field courses throughout the year, including summer work at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.

Internships that earn credits and provide first-hand experience in the field.

Independent research under the supervision of a faculty expert.

On-campus organizations such as Tri Beta, a National Biological Honor Society, and Pre-Healing Arts Club.

Prepare for a rewarding career.