The Accelerated Osteopathic Medicine Program

Students interested in attending the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine have the option of completing their undergraduate and medical degrees in seven years instead of eight years. The required course of study while at Saint Vincent College is listed below. The curriculum is subject to revision. Students should consult with the Chairperson of the Pre-Professional Health Committee for additional information.

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Results
  • At the end of the first year of successful study at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the student receives the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Chemistry from Saint Vincent College. At the end of successful study at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the student receives the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
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Requirements for the Joint Accelerated Osteopathic Medicine

First Semester (16 credits)
BL 150, 151 General Biology I with Laboratory - 4 credts
CH 101, 103 General Chemistry I with Laboratory - 4 credits
MA 111 Calculus I - 4 credits
TH 119 First Theology - 3 credits
All students must take First-Year Seminar - 1 credit
Second Semester (18 credits)
BL 152, 153 General Biology II with Laboratory - 4 credits
CH 102, 104 General Chemistry II with Laboratory - 4 credits
MA 112 Calculus II - 4 credits
EL 102 Language and Rhetoric - 3 credits
Social Science (PY 100 or SO 101) - 3 credits
Third Semester (16 credits)
BL 208, 209 Cell Biology with Laboratory - 4 credits
CH 221, 223 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory - 4 credits
MA 113 Calculus III - 4 credits
PH 111, 113 General Physics I with Laboratory - 4 credits
Fourth Semester (17 credits)
BL 224 Mammalian Physiology - no Laboratory - 3 credits
CH 222, 224 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory - 4 credits
PH 112, 114 General Physics II with Laboratory - 4 credits
PL 101 First Philosophy - 3 credits
History - 3 credits
Fifth Semester (17 credits)
CH 231, 233 Physical Chemistry I with Laboratory - 4 credits
CH 251, 253 Proteins and Metabolism with Laboratory - 4 credits
Intermediate Language - 3 credits
Fine Arts - 3 credits
Social Science (PY 100 or SO 101) - 3 credits
Sixth Semester (18 credits)
CH 252, 254 Nucleic Acids and Membranes with Laboratory  - 4 credits
CH 300 Research Seminar I - 1 credit
CH 304 Biological Chemistry Seminar - 1 credit
History - 3 credits
Intermediate Language - 3 credits
English - 3 credits
Theology - 3 credits
Total Credit Hours at Saint Vincent College = 102

  • Learning Objectives

    * To broadly and effectively educate students in the theory and practice of science for success in the health and allied health professions.

    * To empower students with the skills and knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics necessary to form a broad scientific foundation as preparation for admissions exams, and for application in the health and allied health professions.

    * To specifically prepare undergraduate students for study in allopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, dental medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine.

    * To specifically prepare undergraduate students for study in allied health fields including nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant graduate programs.