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Osteopathic Medicine Early Acceptance Programs

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IUP has “Early Acceptance” agreements with both Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).

These programs allow qualifying students to gain provisional acceptance into the medical college. These programs are also known as “3+4” programs, since you may elect to enter the medical school after just three years at IUP. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology from IUP upon successful completion of the first-year curriculum at LECOM or PCOM and their undergraduate requirements at IUP.

While at IUP, these students must meet the following requirements:
  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better overall
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better in prescribed science courses
  3. A grade of C or better in all courses
  4. Successful completion of Liberal Studies and required courses by the end of the third year
  5. Successful completion of MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) no later than the spring semester of the third year with desired scores of 7 or better in each subtest and an overall score of 24 or better
  6. Favorable letter of recommendation from the Premedical Advisory Committee
  7. Completion of AACOMAS application

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. N. Bharathan

Lynch Hall

Lynch Hall medical classrooms and offices at LECOM

  • Biology Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 114
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-2352
  • Fax: 724-357-5524
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.