Early Medical School Program

LECOM & Biology at Houghton College

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) will grant early acceptance for up to 15 Houghton students per year into LECOM’s associated schools of medicine, dentistry or pharmacy provided they meet certain academic criteria.

The affiliation agreement will enable students who are US citizens to simultaneously apply to Houghton College and LECOM. If accepted into the program, the student will begin their education at Houghton and be provisionally accepted into LECOM. Students in the program must meet certain requirements including maintaining an overall grade-point average above 3.2 in all science courses (3.4 cumulative) and completion of a standard list of required classes.

The LECOM agreement also has an option for an accelerated medical school program where top academic quality students can attend three years at Houghton and then move into LECOM a year early. Credit from their first year at LECOM School of Medicine allows them to receive a bachelor’s degree from Houghton College and also counts as their first year of medical school. Students who want to participate in this accelerated program can sign up as late as their sophomore year at Houghton.

Annually, LECOM will hold open a maximum of five slots for Houghton students for each of the three associated schools of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy with a maximum of 15 Houghton College students being accepted into LECOM each year.

LECOM is the nation’s largest medical college and has campuses in Lake Erie, Pa. and Bradenton, Fla.