Published Survey
Submission Number: 4072
Submission ID: 20
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Created: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:55
Completed: Thu, 06/11/2020 - 12:39
Changed: Wed, 06/17/2020 - 09:15

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Language: English

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Contact Information
Banner Image:: LECOM Master Logo with Shield name (uncoated).png
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Institution Address:
Street 1: LECOM School of Pharmacy Erie Campus
Street 2: 1858 West Grandview Blvd
Street 3: {Empty}
City: Erie
State: Pennsylvania
Zip: 16509
Country: United States

Program Location:: Pennsylvania
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Jordan Koper
  Title: Admissions Coordinator
  Office: Office of Admissions 
  Phone (Work): 814-866-6641

Institutional Website::

Contact Information Video::

Program Application Deadline
Application Deadline:
What is the application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description::

Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: Yes

Program Information
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
- LECOM School of Pharmacy Bradenton Campus - Florida Pathway
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy - Distance Education Pathway

Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: Yes
Academic Term Type:: Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 3

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Distance pathway offered, Early assurance 

Last Entering Class
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 143

Upcoming Entering Class
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 310
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:: 20

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
Dual Degree:
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : No

Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
In conjunction with our commitment to student success, LECOM has several graduate degrees that students can earn concurrently with their PharmD degree.  These degrees allow a student to enhance their educational experience and increase marketability for future employment.  The degrees that LECOM offers concurrently are:

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
Master of Science in Medical Education
Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics

Program Description
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. Our Accelerated Pathway graduates have gone on to work in various practice areas, ranging from community, hospital, industry, ambulatory care, managed care, academia and many more. The Accelerated Pathway is currently only offered at our Erie, PA campus. LECOM seeks the most qualified 310 candidates to seat incoming cohorts, divided among our three pathways, as limited by capacity. 

Program Description Video::

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
Minimum Overall GPA:: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
The LECOM School of Pharmacy prefers a GPA of 2.7 or higher from its applicants, but students who have below a 2.7 are still eligible for consideration and enrollment.

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 54
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 27
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: {Empty}
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: {Empty}
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Course Prerequisites
List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology w/labs  Prefer: Zoology, Genetics, Cell, Micro, Immunology, Molecular, Animal Physiology, Vertebrate Anatomy, or similar health-foundational biology
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry w/labs 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab: 4 Semester Hours  Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab OR Biochem w/ Lab: 4 Semester Hours
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: Math-based Physics or Physical Chemistry
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English  Prefer: Writing (Technical, Business, or Research)
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: 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.
Semester Hours (Min): 9

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
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.  

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
Supplemental Requirements:
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
As part of the PharmCAS application, you will be asked a few supplemental questions, but there are no additional fees attached to these questions.

PCAT and Other Tests
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: {Empty}
Additional PCAT information::
Beginning with Fall 2017 admission, LECOM will no longer require the PCAT.  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. The applicant must arrange for Harcourt Assessment to send the PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS (select the PCAT code for PharmCAS: 104).

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: N/A
Other Admission Tests:
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require:: Other
If Other, please briefly describe::
In accordance with ACPE standards at the time of their interview, applicants will take a short writing evaluation to gauge their written communication ability.

Observation Hours
Observation Hours Required:
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information::

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
Evaluations Required:
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: Two (2)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
Clergy: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Employer: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Faculty Advisor: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Pharmacist: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Politician: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Pre-Health Advisor: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Professor (Liberal Arts): NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Professor (Math): NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Professor (Science): REQUIRED
Supervisor: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Teaching Assistant: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)

Committee Letters:
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants.:
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.

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

Composite Letters:
What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: No answer

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
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 pharmacist 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.

Is preference given to state residents?: No
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::

International Applicants
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: 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. 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::

Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
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.

Interview Format:: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
The interview will give the applicant an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and current students, as well as learn more about LECOM and the pharmacy program.  While we strongly recommend that a candidate interviews at the campus to which they are applying, accommodations can be made upon special request. Please contact the admissions coordinator for further information at

Since March 2020, the LECOM School of Pharmacy has been conducting interviews virtually.  It is our plan to continue doing these interviews virtually until the current pandemic circumstances improve such that we can ensure the health and safety of our candidates, current students, faculty, and staff here at LECOM.

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Accepted Applicants
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class?: Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time?: No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies::
Our deposit amount is $500.00 due typically 30 days after admission.

Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- July 29, 2020

Additional details for accepted applicants::
While we have not set the official date for our incoming 2021 class, we typically start in late July.

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Background Checks and Drug Screenings
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: Yes