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									              Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus (LECOM Bradenton)

                                                    Date Founded: 2004; Private                               Two lecture halls use smart classroom technol-
LECOM Bradenton Office of Admissions                                                                          ogy, and smaller classrooms provide ideal envi-
                                                                                                              ronments for the small-group, Problem-Based
5000 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard                       Accreditation
                                                                                                              Learning meetings. A multipurpose lab offers
Bradenton, FL 34211-4909                            Branch Campus. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
                                                                                                              state-of-the-art teaching equipment for anatomy
                                                    Medicine is accredited by the Commission on
                                                                                                              and basic science study.
                                                    Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and
Phone: (941) 756-0690                               by the Commission on Higher Education of
Fax: (941) 782-5730                                 the Middle States Association of Colleges and             Residence
E-mail: bradenton@lecom.edu                         Schools.                                                  LECOM Bradenton assists students in securing
Website: lecom.edu                                                                                            appropriate housing within a close commute to
                                                    Institutional Affiliation                                 campus.
                                                    LECOM
                                                                                                              Application Information
                                                    2011-2012 Enrollment                                      Primary application service: AACOMAS
                                                    Total medical school enrollment: 671                      Earliest filing date: Opening date of AACOMAS
                                                    Total male: 354                                           Latest filing date: 4/1/13
                                                    Total female: 317                                         Academic year/orientation for first-year students
                                                    First-year enrollment: 202                                start date: 7/29/13
                                                    First-year male: 109                                      International students (non-U.S. citizens or tempo-
                                                    First-year female: 93                                     rary residents) considered: No
                                                    Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 2,011

                                                    Curricular Offerings                                      Supplemental Application
                                                                                                              Supplemental application required: Yes
                                                    LECOM Bradenton provides preclinical curricu-
                                                                                                              Sent to: Qualified Applicants
                                                    lum with the Problem-Based Learning Pathway
                                                                                                              URL: lecom.edu
                                                    (PBL). The small-group approach to medical
                                                                                                              Supplemental Application Fee: $50
Description                                         education offers students the opportunity to
                                                                                                              Fee waiver available: No
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine       learn basic and clinical science by following
                                                                                                              Supplemental app. earliest filing date: 6/1/12
(LECOM) is meeting the challenges of 21st           medical cases of patients.
                                                                                                              Supplemental app. latest filing date: 4/1/13
Century medical education by providing afford-
able, high-quality training for future physicians   Combined Degree Programs                                  Supplemental Application Requirements
and pharmacists. The College offers the Doctor      Baccalaureate/DO – LECOM Bradenton offers
of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy,                                                                  Undergraduate degree from a regionally ac-
                                                    3 + 4 and 4 + 4 affiliation agreements with more
Doctor of Dental Medicine and the Master                                                                      credited college or university. MCAT Medical
                                                    than 40 undergraduate colleges and universities.
of Science in Medical Education by distance                                                                   College Admissions Test is required. MCAT scores
                                                    Visit the LECOM website for a listing of colleges
learning.                                                                                                     older than three years are not accepted. Online
                                                    and universities and details about the various
                                                                                                              supplemental application and $50 fee. Letters of
                                                    programs. lecom.edu
The continuing demand for new primary care                                                                    recommendation from a premedical or prehealth
                                                    DO/MS – LECOM offers a Master of Science in
physicians and the rapid population growth of                                                                 committee, or two letters from science professors.
                                                    Medical Education degree program designed to
Florida led LECOM to open a branch campus lo-                                                                 Letter of recommendation from a non-related
                                                    develop medical educators who are dedicated
cated between Bradenton and Sarasota. LECOM                                                                   osteopathic physician.
                                                    to providing quality preclinical and postgraduate
Bradenton offers an innovative, Problem-Based       education. lecom.edu
Learning curriculum for the first two years.                                                                  MCAT
LECOM Bradenton is committed to training phy-                                                                 Oldest MCAT considered: 3 years
sicians to meet the medical needs of the growing
                                                    Special Programs                                          Accept September 2012 MCAT Scores: Yes
and aging population in Florida and surrounding     •	    Hospitals and clinics in 10 states provide clini-   Accept January 2013 MCAT scores: Yes
states.                                                   cal training in the third and fourth year.
                                                    •	    Opportunities exist for student mentoring and
U.S. News & World Report ranks LECOM number               other community service.
three among medical colleges for graduating         	•	   International Medicine Programs: N/A
primary care physicians, and the college offers
the lowest tuition among private osteopathic        Preparatory Programs
medical colleges.                                   The LECOM Health Sciences Post Baccalaureate
                                                    Program is offered on the Erie Campus and offers
Mission Statement                                   coursework designed to enhance the credentials
The mission of the Lake Erie College of             of students interested in applying to the Bradenton
Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy and        Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program.
School of Dental Medicine is to prepare students
to become osteopathic physicians, pharmacy          Facilities
practitioners and dentists through programs of      The campus is located in Lakewood Ranch, a
excellence in education, research, clinical care    master-planned community that is one of the
and community service in order to enhance the       fastest growing regions of the country. The
quality of life for all humanity.                   College designed a building where each and
                                                    every detail lends itself to the mission of teaching
Setting: Bradenton, Florida; Urban                  students how to care for patients.



42             AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Send Letters of Recommendation by:                                                                               Applicants are encouraged to submit their ap-
Virtual Evals: Yes                                                                                               plication materials early to ensure consideration
Interfolio: Yes                                                                                                  for an interview.
Paper: Yes
                                                                                                                 First-Year Class Matriculants’
Regular Acceptance Notice                                                                                        Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity:
Applicants will be requested to submit the nec-                                                                  Percentages are based on self-reported data and
essary matriculation documents, including the                                                                    therefore may not equal 100%.
deposit, according to the following schedule:                                                                    American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
•	 Those accepted July 1, 2012 through January 31,                                                               Asian: 18%
   2013 will have 30 days                                                                                        Black or African American: 1%
•	 Those accepted February 1 through April 30 will                                                               Hispanic/Latino: 11%
   have 14 days                                                                                                  White: 66%
•	 Those accepted after May 1 may be asked for an
                                                                                                                 Pacific Islander: 1%
   immediate deposit
                                                                                                                 Other/No Answer: 3%
•	 Earliest acceptance date: 7/1/12
•	 Latest acceptance date: 7/28/13; Until class is
   filled                                                                                                        First-Year Class Matriculants with:
•	 Maximum time for applicant to accept offer:
                                                          First-Year Class Matriculants’                         Science Majors: 84%
   30 days                                                Selection Factors                                      Non-Science Majors: 16%
•	 Requests for deferred entrance considered: No
                                                          LECOM seeks candidates who exemplify the
                                                                                                                 Graduate degree(s): 14%
                                                          LECOM mission to prepare students to become
                                                          competent osteopathic physicians who partner
Early Decision Program (EDP)                              with their patients on the pathway to health and
LECOM Bradenton does not have EDP for                     well-being. Applicants should not only demon-
notifying candidates on early admissions.                 strate success in their science courses, but also      Premedical Coursework
                                                          have proven themselves as well-rounded indi-
COM Interview Format                                      viduals who have been successful overall in their      Science
LECOM Bradenton uses a rolling admissions                 academic careers. LECOM recommends that                Course             Req.   Rec.   Lab   Sem. Hrs
cycle and schedules applicant interviews July             prospective students consider taking advanced
through April of the application year. Applicants                                                                Biology/Zoology     X             X        8
                                                          coursework, such as biochemistry, physiology,
are invited to campus for interviews held with            microbiology and/or anatomy. LECOM is also             Biochemistry               X               3
basic science faculty, clinical faculty and/or            looking for students who meet the ethical and          Molecular
administrators. Applicants receive information            professional standards that the public expects of      Biology                    X               3
on the Problem-Based Learning curriculum,                 high-quality health care professionals and who
                                                                                                                 Genetics                   X               3
financial aid resources and procedures, research          demonstrate an interest in community service
opportunities, clinical rotation sites and intern-        and leadership.                                        Inorganic
ship/residency programs affiliated with LECOM.                                                                   Chemistry           X             X        8
                                                          LECOM encourages applicants to learn more
Applicants receive a tour of the facility and meet                                                               Organic
                                                          about the profession by getting to know an
with current first- and second-year students.                                                                    Chemistry           X             X        8
                                                          osteopathic physician. Receiving exposure to the
                                                          osteopathic profession will enhance awareness          Physics             X             X        8
                                                          of osteopathic medical philosophy. Working             Non-Science
                                                          with a physician will prepare the applicant for        Course             Req.   Rec.   Lab   Sem. Hrs
                                                          the required admissions interview.
                                                                                                                 College
                                                                                                                 English             X                      6
                                                                                                                 Behavioral
                                                                                                                 Sciences            X                      6
 Financial Information
                                                                                                                 Humanities                 X               6
 Tuition and Fees                                         Deposit                                                Math/Statistics            X               3
 Source: 2012-2013 tuition. Data subject to change.       Applicants should submit necessary matriculation       Other                      X
                                                          documents, including a deposit, according to the       Additional Coursework: Molecular Biology,
    Resident tuition:                      $28,835        schedule above.                                        Cell Biology may be substituted for Biology;
    Non-Resident tuition:                  $30,380        Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1,500       humanities may be substituted for College
    Supplemental Application fee:              $50        Deposit due: 30 days after receipt of the acceptance   English. Applicants must earn an equivalent
    Resident fees:                            $900                                                               of 75 percent of the credits required for a bac-
    Non-Resident fees:                        $900        Additional Deposit: No
                                                                                                                 calaureate degree from a regionally accredited
    Health Insurance:                         N/A         Applied to tuition: Yes                                college or university.
                                                          Deposit refundable: No
 Fees Include:
                                                          Financial Aid
  Student Services           Technology               r
                                                          Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 94%
  Lab                        Microscope Rental            Scholarships: Yes
  Computer                   Health Service               Average scholarship/grant: $11,700

  Student Activities    r

 Est. Room, Board, Books & Living Costs: $23,000/year
 Average 2011 graduate indebtedness: $165,000



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