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    Accelerated Osteopathic Medicine 

    The pre-health professions refers to undergraduate preparation for study in allopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, dental medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. Students interested in these areas may choose any undergraduate major, but a solid foundation in biology and chemistry, and a fundamental knowledge of mathematics and physics are necessary.

    Admission to professional schools is highly competitive and the Pre-Professional Health Committee, composed of faculty from within and outside the natural sciences, works closely with individual students to determine where abilities and interests should be directed. During the freshmen and sophomore years the Committee aids students in course selection, guides them towards extracurricular experiences necessary to be competitive, and provides opportunities for students to learn about admissions, schools and careers.

    Requirements  (102 credits) 

    Students interested in attending the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine have the option of completing their undergraduate and medical degrees in seven years instead of eight years. The required course of study while at Saint Vincent College is as follows:

    First Semester (16 credits)
    General Biology I with Laboratory
    General Chemistry I with Laboratory
    Calculus I
    First Theology
    All students must take one 4 credit course designated as a First-Year Seminar.

    Second Semester (18 credits)
    General Biology II with Laboratory
    General Chemistry II with Laboratory
    Calculus II
    Language & Rhetoric
    Social Science

    Third Semester (16 credits)
    Cell Biology with Laboratory
    Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory
    Calculus III
    General Physics I with Laboratory

    Fourth Semester (17 credits)
    Mammalian Physiology - no Laboratory
    Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory
    General Physics II with Laboratory
    1st Philosophy

    Fifth Semester (17 credits)
    Physical Chemistry I with Laboratory
    Proteins and Metabolism with Laboratory
    Foreign Language
    Fine Arts  

    Sixth Semester (18 credits)
    Nucleic Acids and Membranes with Laboratory
    Research Seminar I
    Biological Chemistry Seminar
    Foreign Language
    Social Science

    The culminating experience at Saint Vincent College is CH 304. At the end of the first year of successful study at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the student receives the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Chemistry from Saint Vincent College. At the end of successful study at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the student receives the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.