Erie Campus - Accelerated Pathway (3 years, year-round)
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Contact Information

Erie Campus - Accelerated Pathway (3 years, year-round)
LECOM School of Pharmacy Erie Campus
1858 West Grandview Blvd
Erie
Pennsylvania
16509
United States
Pennsylvania
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy Bradenton Campus - Florida Pathway, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy - Distance Education Pathway
No
Private
Yes
Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Distance pathway offered, Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

89
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
Yes
In conjunction with our commitment to student success, the degrees that LECOM offers concurrently are:
Master of Science in Medical Cannabinoid Therapeutics (MMCT)
Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHSA)
Master of Science in Medical Education (MMedEd)
Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics (MBE)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Yes

Program Description

LECOM offers students the opportunity to pursue their Doctor of Pharmacy degree through an innovative, year-round curriculum at our Erie, PA campus, operating on a quartile system for didactic and experiential education. LECOM seeks the most qualified 310 candidates to seat incoming cohorts, divided among our three pathways, as limited by capacity.
We also offer two additional PharmD degree pathways: a four-year on-campus pathway in Bradenton, FL and a 4-year online curriculum via Distance Education.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
The LECOM School of Pharmacy prefers a Total GPA of 2.7 or higher from its applicants, but candidates who do not meet this are still eligible for consideration and enrollment depending on their unique circumstances.
54
27
Candidates may apply to LECOM before all 54 credit hours are complete, with the contingency that all prerequisites are done by July 1 of the year of matriculation.
We do not accept CLEP credits.
All prerequisite courses must be completed at US-Accredited Institutions (foreign courses are not accepted for credit).
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology w/labs Prefer: Zoology, Genetics, Cell, Micro, Immunology, Molecular, Animal Physiology, Vertebrate Anatomy, or similar health-foundational biology 8
Chemistry General Chemistry w/labs 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab: 4 Semester Hours, plus Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab OR Biochem w/ Lab OR Bioorganic Chem w/ Lab: 4 Semester Hours 8
Physics Math-based Physics or Physical Chemistry 3
Math Calculus or Analytic Geometry with Calculus 3
Statistics Statistics, prefer statistics for health-science majors 3
Economics Economics - will accept Business, Accounting, Finance, and other related content areas. 3
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology 3
English Composition / Writing English - Prefer Writing classes(Technical, Business, or Research) 6
General Elective(s) Other Didactic Coursework in Math, Science, or Humanities: 9 Semester Hours - Prefer: Public Speaking or other communication coursework, health-care related sciences, calculus based math, or other health-care related coursework. 9
July 1st in the year of matriculation.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
General Education Electives must 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. Applicants must complete all pharmacy prerequisites with a minimum grade of C (70%) in each course by July 1st prior to matriculation. LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept CLEP credits for prerequisite courses. Advanced placement credits will be accepted for pre-requisite coursework with a score of 3 or higher. International baccalaureate (IB) credits earned at an approved IB high school in the United States will be accepted for pre-requisite coursework with a score of 4 or higher. International degree and course evaluations will not be accepted as prerequisite coursework.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
As part of the PharmCAS application, you will be asked a few supplemental questions, but there are no additional fees attached to these questions, nor any other supplemental application.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Although not required for LECOM, if you would like to use the PCAT to supplement your application it is recommended that applicants take the PCAT prior to January of the year of matriculation and report scores directly to PharmCAS (code 104).
N/A
Yes
Other
In accordance with ACPE standards at the time of their interview, applicants will take a short writing evaluation to gauge their written communication ability.
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
The admissions committee reserves the right to ask for additional letters of recommendation if they decide the committee letter does not contain a sufficient amount of information for an accurate depiction of the candidate's abilities.
No
No answer
LECOM School of Pharmacy requires two letters of recommendation. One of the letters must be from a science professor. The other letter can be from anyone else except a friend, family member or co- worker. A letter of recommendation from a work supervisor, especially a pharmacist or health-care worker is recommended. All letters of recommendation are submitted through PharmCAS. PharmCAS allows students to submit up to four letters of recommendation. PharmCAS will send the letters to the schools you apply to once they receive them from your recommender.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
LECOM Does not accept foreign institution prerequisite credits. Visit our entrance requirements page for more information about International Applicant Entrance Requirements. http://lecom.edu/admissions/entrance-requirements/school-of-pharmacy-entrance-requirements/
Yes
Applicants with F-1 Visas must submit a TOEFL score with their PharmCAS application. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents DO NOT have to submit a TOEFL score.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
LECOM offers virtual interviews throughout the application cycle and hosts on-campus events for accepted candidates. Additionally, candidates can set up appointments Monday - Friday 9am-4pm to tour the campus, meet faculty and students, and talk with administration.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Our deposit amount is $500.00 due typically 30 days after acceptance.
2023-07-24
While we have not set the official date for our incoming class, we typically start in late July. The above date listed should be viewed as tentative.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes