Eastern Nazarene College Partners with Lake Erie College of Medicine for Early Acceptance Program

May 29, 2024

QUINCY – In a significant advancement for aspiring medical professionals, Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) has announced a strategic partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). This collaboration opens up early acceptance opportunities for ENC students into LECOM’s esteemed medical, podiatry, and pharmacy programs.

Starting this year, students from ENC will be eligible for early acceptance into LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.), Doctor of Dentistry (D.M.D. or D.D.S.), and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs. This initiative aims to streamline the pathway for dedicated students pursuing careers in healthcare, providing them with a clear and supportive route to advanced professional training.

The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) is divided into two phases. Phase I covers the period students are enrolled in the EAP before matriculating at LECOM. This includes students who will complete four years of undergraduate education at ENC or have enough credit hours to earn an Eastern Nazarene College degree, with at least 60 credits completed at ENC as full-time students. Phase II begins once students enter LECOM and includes their medical school education and associated clinical training.

The EAP is open to students who meet enrollment requirements at the College, have not yet earned an undergraduate degree, and have not completed more than 65 undergraduate credit hours. To apply to the EAP, students must submit an inquiry via a link on the LECOM portal. The College may also create its own supplemental application to assess eligibility for the LECOM EAP. An applicant is officially enrolled in the EAP on the date indicated on the letter of acceptance. Acceptance to LECOM via EAP is provisional, based on good academic standing, the applicant interview process, and letters of recognition.

This partnership is designed to foster academic excellence and professional readiness for students interested in the healthcare field. ENC is dedicated to providing students with exceptional opportunities and preparing students for career success.This opportunity is particularly rewarding for students interested in health sciences, providing a seamless transition from undergraduate to medical school. Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Robert Logan says, “The Early Admittance Program with LECOM is a significant milestone for Eastern Nazarene College. It reflects our unwavering commitment to propelling our students into successful careers in medicine and related disciplines.”

Lake Erie College of Medicine, with a main campus in Pennsylvania and satellite campuses in New York and Florida, is one of the largest medical colleges in the United States. It offers a comprehensive education in osteopathic medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, and more, emphasizing primary care and holistic patient treatment.

Eastern Nazarene College looks forward to the profound impact this program will have on their students and the communities they will serve, as LECOM prepares graduates further for an impactful career. Dr. Logan reaffirms, “This partnership not only streamlines the admission process but also underscores the exceptional quality of education and students at ENC. Our students can now apply for dual enrollment within their first two years, providing them a unique and valuable opportunity to pursue advanced medical training.”

About Eastern Nazarene College

Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Founded in 1900, ENC offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs, delivered both fully online and on its campus located in Quincy, Massachusetts. ENC is committed to providing a transformative educational experience that is centered around the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through rigorous academic programs, supportive faculty, and spiritual leaders, students are provided with educational research opportunities, career readiness, and service through mission trips throughout Greater Boston and around the world. Students are empowered to open their minds and hearts, preparing them to make a positive impact in their professions, communities, and beyond.

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