Washington & Jefferson College has a formal agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) for students who plan to pursue health professional careers following graduation. W&J participates in an early acceptance program with LECOM Medical College, LECOM School of Pharmacy, and LECOM School of Dental Medicine.
This agreement establishes an Early Acceptance Program to which Washington & Jefferson undergraduate students are enrolled jointly by Washington & Jefferson and by LECOM. The Early Acceptance Program is designed to facilitate the admission of Washington & Jefferson students into LECOM's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, or Doctor of Dental Medicine programs.
LECOM will interview students prior to their enrollment at Washington & Jefferson College or within the first two years of study at Washington & Jefferson. Students interviewing successfully will be offered a provisional acceptance to LECOM. Upon meeting the criteria for final acceptance during their time at W&J, they will matriculate at the LECOM campus appropriate to their specific program. Note that students accepted into the osteopathic medicine program will not be required to take the MCAT.
Application to the EAP is initiated by doing an inquiry through a link on the LECOM portal (http://portal.lecom.edu).
Applicants wishing to be notified that they are qualified to receive their letter of provisional acceptance prior to entering Washington & Jefferson College should complete the LECOM on-line EAP application by April 1 of the of the year of Washington & Jefferson College matriculation.
High school students should contact the Washington & Jefferson College Committee on Health Professions for their EAP enrollment requirements.
Washington & Jefferson College students applying to enroll in the EAP should complete the LECOM on-line EAP application before starting their third year of study at Washington & Jefferson.
Additional application information, and information about LECOM programs, is available on the LECOM Entrance Requirements web page.