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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

LECOM School of Pharmacy
Bradenton Campus

Office of Admissions
LECOM School of Pharmacy Bradenton Campus
5000 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Bradenton, Florida 34211
941-756-0690

E-mail: Pharm_fla@lecom.edu
Website: www.lecom.edu

PharmCAS 2009 Application and Transcript Deadline: March 2, 2009

Statistics for 2008 Entering Class Acceptees *

Number interviewed: 350
Estimated number accepted: 95
Estimated entering class size: 95
Estimated male: 40%
Estimated female: 60%
Number out-of-state students: 35
Estimated average PCAT of accepted students: 75
Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.56

* Data as of April, 2008

Application Criteria for 2009 Entering Class

Expected GPA of accepted students: 3.0 4.0
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.7
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.7
Total number of new entrants expected: 95

Accreditation Status: Full accreditation status
Type of Institution:
Private
Main Campus: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Participates in Early Decision Program: No
Open House Dates: October 18, 2008 (11am-1pm); November 20, 2008 (4-6pm); and the Summer of 2009 TBA.

PREREQUISITES

We require 60 semester hours of college be completed prior to matriculation. Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the Spring 2009 term.

English
6 semester hours
Biology with Laboratory
8 semester hours
General Chemistry with Laboratory
8 semester hours
Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
8 semester hours
Physics
3 semester hours
Calculus
3 semester hours
Statistics
3 semester hours
Economics
3 semester hours
Psychology or Sociology
3 semester hours
General Education Electives
15 semester hours

Other Clarifying Information: General Education Electives should be taken in subject areas other than the above prerequisites, such as humanities and social sciences. All of the prerequisite course requirements must be taken at an accredited college/university in the United States by the Spring semester prior to matriculation into the LECOM School of Pharmacy.  The applicant needs to complete all pharmacy prerequisites with a minimum grade of C in each course by the end of the spring semester prior to matriculation.  LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept advanced placement, international baccalaureate, or CLEP credits for prerequisite courses.

INSTITUTION-SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES FOR PHARM. D. DEGREE PROGRAM

2009 ENTERING CLASS

ALL APPLICANTS

REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES

OTHER INFORMATION
Filing your PharmCAS application references and transcripts February 2, 2009 PharmCAS application, letters of reference and all official transcripts must be received at PharmCAS by this date.

NOTE: Due to our rolling admissions process, the class could be full prior to the February 2nd deadline.  Therefore, applicants are strongly recommended to apply early.  Applicants applying prior to January 5th will receive the best consideration.

Supplemental application
March 16, 2009

The LECOM School of Pharmacy Bradenton Campus application is available for downloading from the LECOM website, www.lecom.edu

* If you apply to both the Bradenton and Erie campuses you must indicate your primary and secondary choice on the supplemental application.  Decisions regarding your secondary choice will not be made until after decisions have been made for your primary choice.    

Supplemental application fee To be submitted with the supplemental application $50.00
PCAT Required  Select PCAT code 104
Oldest PCAT considered Applicants may submit PCAT scores from
exams taken within three years prior to the date of matriculation.
 
TOEFL February 2, 2009 The TOEFL is required of applicants who learned English as a foreign language and whose academic experience was in a non-English speaking environment.
Select code 8246
Other required credentials   Accepted students must sign a matriculation agreement
Pharmacy-related experience Not required, but recommended  

Proof of State residency

Not required for admission but required for in-state tuition. State residency status is determined at the time of application.

Non-U.S. citizens Not eligible to apply US citizens and permanent residents only
Foreign transcripts
Send foreign transcripts to evaluation service for course-by-course report. Send completed report to PharmCAS by the February 2, 2009 deadline

All of the prerequisite course requirements must be taken at an accredited college/university in the United States by the spring semester prior to matriculation into the LECOM School of Pharmacy Erie Campus.  LECOM prefers course-by-course evaluation reports from AACRAO, WES, and Josef Silney & Associates, Inc.


Letter(s) of Reference (recommendations/
evaluations)
Two (2) letters of reference should be completed on the Letters of Reference form included in your PharmCAS application and submitted to PharmCAS by the institutional deadline of February 2, 2009

See the Letters of Reference page on this website for a list of possible evaluators.

This institution REQUIRES an evaluation from the following:
Science Professor

This institution CONDITIONALLY REQUIRES an evaluation from the following:
Pharmacist

This institution DOES NOT accept evaluations from the following:
Friends
Family Members
Co-Workers

Interview Required for invited applicants only

Applicants being considered for admission will be invited for an on-site interview on a rolling basis between October and May.  Therefore, those applying early may have a greater chance for acceptance.  The on-site interview will give the applicant an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and current students, as well as learn more about the school and the pharmacy program.    

Dates during which interviews are generally held October through May  
ACCEPTED CANDIDATES
REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES
OTHER INFORMATION
Acceptance letters for regular applicants May 31, 2009 The LECOM School of Pharmacy Bradenton Campus conducts a rolling admissions process. The Admissions Committee will begin to review applications and consider applicants for admission between October 2007 through May 2008.

Acceptee's response to acceptance offer

Two to four weeks  
Deposit to hold place in class Two to four week $500.00
Date of new student orientation Mid-August  
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation Mid-August  
Requests for deferred entrance Not considered  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the LECOM School of Pharmacy is to prepare pharmacy professionals committed to provide high-quality, ethical, and empathetic patient-centered care to serve the needs of a diverse population.  Through the integration of sciences with critical thinking skills and effective communication we will prepare future pharmacists to be strong patient advocates, leaders in their communities and in professional association and research activities.

The LECOM School of Pharmacy Erie Campus opened its doors to the inaugural class in 2002.  The class size has grown to 120 students.  A 150,000 square feet facility houses a large learning resource center, lecture halls, model pharmacy, compounding/sterile products laboratory, pharmaceutical care laboratory, physical assessment laboratory, computer training room, study rooms.

The LECOM School of Pharmacy Bradenton Campus inaugural class began in 2007.  The entering class size is projected to increase to 120 students over the next few years.  A 109,000 square feet facility houses a learning resource center, lecture halls, multi-purpose laboratories, pharmaceutical care laboratory, computer training room, study rooms.

The LECOM School of Pharmacy offers only the professional program in pharmacy.  At the Erie Campus, an innovative, three-year, year-round pathway leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  At the Bradenton Campus, a traditional four-year pathway leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  The professional program is structured around an outcomes-based curriculum where the integration of basic sciences, pharmacy practice, and professional experiences is emphasized.  Students are exposed to an early involvement with patient contact and pharmaceutical care from the first year of the curriculum.  This allows a progressive development of students’ professional communication skills as well as a true appreciation of pharmaceutical care concepts.  Emphasis is placed on professionalism and life-long learning.