B.S./B.A.-D.O. 4+4 Dual Admissions Program
Overview of the SBU-LECOM Dual Admit Program in Osteopathic Medicine
Students accepted into this competitive program have a reserved seat waiting for them at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) upon graduation from St. Bonaventure University. Up to 10 students are accepted each year.
The student receives a provisional letter of acceptance to LECOM upon entering the program at SBU, and a seat is reserved in the medical school class that begins four years after. The acceptance is provisional only in the sense that program requirements must be maintained.
These requirements include both academic and comportment standards, as well as continued service work and clinical exposure. The MCAT test requirement is waived.
Applicants must submit a complete application to SBU. Applications that are complete by Dec. 10 receive priority. Required application materials that do not fit into online applications should be mailed to the Office of Admissions (see address at bottom of page). Transfer students are not eligible for this program.
A brief online LECOM application must be completed before the LECOM interview can be scheduled.
Qualified applicants will be interviewed at SBU by invitation in January and February. A second interview is conducted at LECOM. Decisions on acceptance are made after the LECOM interview.
SBU students who qualify can enter this program up to Feb. 1 of their sophomore year at SBU. LECOM offers a choice of two campuses for medical school: Erie, Pa., and Bradenton, Fla.
What is osteopathic medicine?
Osteopathic medicine focuses on the whole person, the relationship of the body’s nerves, muscles, bones and organs, and the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is one of the fastest-growing health professions. Learn more from the American Osteopathic Association.