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  • Accelerated and Early Admission Programs in Osteopathic Medicine

    Saint Vincent College has an affiliation agreement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). There are two options.

    3+4 Option

     This is an accelerated program in which students spend three years at St. Vincent College (Phase I) and four years at LECOM (Phase 2). After successfully completing the first semester of study at LECOM students are awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Chemistry. Admission to Phase I requires a high school grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5, an SAT score (critical reading plus math) of at least 1200 and an interview with the chairperson of the Preprofessional Health Committee.

    The accelerated program is intended for mature students who are very confident about their interest in osteopathic medicine, have well developed and effective study habits, and who anticipate few problems adjusting to the demands of college coursework, living away from home and a new social scene. Being an accelerated program, the curriculum includes little flexibility. Following is the required Phase I coursework:

    First Year 

    Fall Semester (16 credits)
    General Biology I (BL 150)
    General Biology Lab I (BL 151)
    General Chemistry I (CH 101)
    General Chemistry Lab I (CH 103)
    Calculus I (MA 111)
    Exploring Religious Meaning (RS 119)
    First Year Seminar

    Spring Semester (18 credits)
    General Biology II (BL 152)
    General Biology Lab II (BL 153)
    General Chemistry II (CH 102)
    General Chemistry Lab II (CH 104)
    Calculus II (MA 112)
    Language and Rhetoric (EL 102)
    Social Science


     
    Second Year 

    Fall Semester (16 credits)
    Cell Biology (BL 208)
    Cell Biology Lab (BL 209)
    Organic Chemistry I (CH 221)
    Organic Chemistry Lab I (CH 223)
    Calculus III (MA 113)
    General Physics I (PH 111)
    General Physics Lab I (PH 113)

    Spring Semester (17 credits)
    Mammalian Physiology (BL 224)
    Organic Chemistry I (CH222)
    Organic Chemistry Lab I (CH 224)
    General Physics II (PH 112)
    General Physics Lab II (PH 114)
    First Philosophy (PL 101)
    History


     
    Third Year 

    Fall Semester (17 credits)
    Physical Chemistry I (CH 231)
    Physical Chemistry Lab I (CH 233)
    Proteins and Metabolism (CH 251)
    Proteins and Metabolism Lab (CH 253)
    Religious Studies
    Foreign Language
    Fine Arts

    Spring Semester (18 credits)
    Research Seminar I (CH 300)
    Biological Chemistry Seminar (CH 304)
    Nucleic Acids and Membranes (CH 252)
    Nucleic Acids and Membranes Lab (CH 254)
    Foreign Language
    Social Science
    English
    History


    Students may apply for provisional acceptance to LECOM beginning January 1 of their senior year in high school and no later than February 1 of the freshmen year in college. Matriculation to LECOM (Phase II) requires completion of the above coursework; an overall grade point average greater than or equal to 3.4, a science grade point average greater than or equal to 3.2 and a Medical College Admissions Test score of at least 25 with no lower than 7 in any category. Additionally, students must earn a recommendation for admission to medical school from the Preprofessional Health Committee. A supporting letter from an osteopathic physician is highly desirable.

     

    4+4 Option

     This is an early acceptance program in which students spend four years at St. Vincent College (Phase I) and four years at LECOM (Phase II). Admission to Phase I requires a high school grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5, an SAT score (critical reading plus math) of at least 1200 and an interview by the chairperson of the Preprofessional health Committee.

    Students may major in any subject at St. Vincent College but must complete the following courses in the semesters specified. No fewer than 15 credits may be taken in any semester.

    First Year 

    Fall Semester
    General Biology I (BL150)
    General Biology Lab I (BL 151)
    General Chemistry I (CH 101)
    General Chemistry Lab I (CH 103)
    Calculus I (MA 108)
    Language & Rhetoric (EL 102)
    Freshmen Seminar

    Spring Semester
    General Biology II (BL152)
    General Biology Lab II (BL153)
    General Chemistry II (CH 102)
    General Chemistry Lab II (CH 134)
    Exploring Religious Meaning (RS 119)


     
    Second Year 

    Fall Semester
    Cell Biology (BL 208)
    Cell Biology Lab (BL 209)
    Organic Chemistry I (CH 221)
    Organic Chemistry I Lab (CH 223)

    Spring Semester
    Mammalian Physiology (BL 224)
    Mammalian Physiology Lab (BL 225)
    Organic Chemistry II (CH 222)
    Organic Chemistry II Lab (CH 224)


     
    Third Year 

    Fall Semester
    General Physics I (PH 111)
    General Physics I Lab (PH 113)

    Spring Semester
    General Physics II (PH 112)
    General Physics II Lab (PH 114)



    Students may apply for provisional acceptance to LECOM beginning January 1 of their senior year in high school and no later than February 1 of the sophomore year in college. Matriculation to LECOM (Phase II) requires completion of the above coursework; an overall grade point average greater than or equal to 3.4; a science grade point average greater than or equal to 3.2; and a Medical College Admissions Test score of at least 25 with no lower than 7 in any category. Additionally, students must earn a recommendation for admission to medical school from the Preprofessional Health Committee. A letter supporting the application from an osteopathic physician is highly desirable.