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LECOM (Erie) accepted/ attending students

Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:42 pm

Hi, this section is for students who are attending, plan to attend, or have gotten accepted into LECOM erie. I recently got accepted there and would like to see if anyone on this forum is going there!


Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:41 pm

hey, I applied to LECOM really I'm praying for an interview invite. stats? the facility looks great and they have a pretty solid match list every year.

Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:56 am

hey congrats... i have my interview in two weeks, if i get accepted i will go there. If you don't mind me asking what were your stats, are you PA resident and how long did it take you, before they let you know if your were accepted or not.
Last edited by A817 on Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:22 pm

my stats were:

MCAT 24O, GPA 3.8, Major: Psychology with more than enough credits for a minor in chemistry.
2 years research and a summer fellowship with american cancer society (although they didn't ask about research during the interview, because the questions are now unified)
shadowed 3 physicians; 2 M.D.s and one D.O.
Volunteered in hospital for 3 months (4 hours per week)

Science classes beyond the minimum requirements:
Calculus 1 and 2, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, anatomy and physiology.

I am not PA resident, i am an Ohio resident. On the day of my interview, most people were from Ohio! I don't know why!

NOTE: LECOM is a private school, so it should not give preference to in-staters. The only advantage for instaters is lower tuition by only $1100 per year, which is nothing. So basically, if you are not a PA applicant, you should be treated the same as a PA applicant.

My acceptance letter was sent about 10 days after the interview.

Good Luck

Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:09 am

hey thanks alot, you have been really helpful...