Why Should I Choose BS/DO?

If you know you want to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) and enter an exciting and valuable career, then this program is for you. This unique six-year accelerated program will reduce the time you spend in college, saving you money and allowing you to start your career more quickly. And, because your seat in the graduate program is already reserved, you won’t have to worry about applying to graduate school. You also won’t need to take the MCAT or complete additional graduate school applications. Instead, you can focus on your academic success.

What Will I Learn Through BS/DO?

In this BS to DO program, you'll be guided through the undergraduate courses you’ll need for success in your graduate degree. You’ll spend your first two years at Elmira College completing your general education requirements and taking courses toward a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology. In your third year, you’ll complete your BS degree and start your DO work while dual enrolled at EC and LECOM. Your final three years will be dedicated to earning your DO at LECOM.

What Can I Do Through the BS/DO Program?

Doctors are in high demand and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they are among the highest wage earners in the country. There are also areas where they are in critical need, such as New York. As an osteopathic doctor, you'll be able to do all the things a medical doctor (MD) can. You can become a general practitioner, a surgeon, or specialize in areas like dermatology. As a DO, you'll learn a holistic and preventive approach to medicine, including the Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment (OMT), a touch-based method that manipulates a patient’s joints, soft tissue, and muscles.

Admission Requirements

  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must not have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher; designed for those entering college as freshmen
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.7
  • Minimum SAT of 1340 or ACT of 28 on a single exam
  • Successful LECOM medical school interview
  • Waived: No MCAT required, no AACOMAS application required

Admittance and Matriculation

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the start of their LECOM residence (year three)
  • Annual progress review by EC pre-health professions advisor
  • Maintain minimum 3.5 overall GPA and 3.3 GPA in sciences at EC to continue in the program

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