Linkage Agreement-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
The PMHP-PB Certificate Program has a linkage program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)*. Through the linkage, students directly enter medical school in the fall, following the completion of their PBHP-PB curriculum. The advantage of a linkage program is that students do not have to sit-out the typical “glide year” between the time they apply to medical school and the time they start. As with other linkage programs, our program allows candidates to apply to only one medical school.
Selection for LECOM linkage is based upon a student’s qualifications prior to entering the PMHP-PB, MCAT scores, the student’s academic and extracurricular record while enrolled in the program, and a successful interview. Students can opt to attend the Erie, Greensburg, or Bradenton campus.
The linkage program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is available to qualified students in both the Enhancement Track and the Career Changer Track. In order to be considered for this program, students must have a 2.7 overall undergraduate and science QPA. They must also have a minimum 3.2 GPA at Duquesne at the time of application, and achieve a minimum MCAT score of 25 with no section less than 7 (old MCAT scoring system). Applicants interested in this program must still meet the minimum admission standards for the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program.
*Admission requirements are subject to change at the discretion of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and are outside the control of the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs. Please note there may also be additional events hosted by LECOM that linkage students are required to attend. This is a competitive program, and an interview and/or acceptance cannot be guaranteed. Final acceptance is at the sole discretion of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.