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LECOM Dentistry

LECOM Dental Affiliation Program

Students accepted into this affiliation program will complete undergraduate pre-dental study at Clarion University (Phase I) and graduate dental study at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) (Phase II).  Students who are accepted into this LECOM affiliation and successfully complete the required pre-dental coursework and all requirements required of Phase one to include a successful interview at LECOM are guaranteed an seat to be admitted to LECOM.  Students complete Phase II course work at LECOM's Bradenton, FL campus.  Upon completion of both phases of the program, students earn a D.D.S. degree from LECOM.

Five seats are reserved at LECOM each year for Clarion University accelerated affiliation students.  Applications for affiliation seats are accepted from incoming high school students, Clarion freshmen and 1st semester Clarion sophomores, and are reviewed by the Pre-Professional Committee each fall.  For more information, please contact Dr. Craig Scott.

Admission Criteria to Phase I:

  • Complete LECOM 4+4 application form

  • SAT or ACT scores minimum 1170 SAT or 26 ACT
  • High School GPA 3.4 or better
  • Essay describing personal traits and demonstrated desire to become an dentist

 Early (dual) Acceptance Program

  • Can enroll & be interviewed during senior year of high school
  • Available to existing students (by middle of Sophomore year, depending on track)
  • With a successful interview, will receive a provisional letter of acceptance to LECOM once a commitment to Clarion University is finalized.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a SAT score of at least 1170 (Math & Verbal), ACT score of 26 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • No additional interview required  - seat is reserved
  • Maximum of 8 credits of AP, dual enrollment, or transfer credits is allowed

Degree Track

4+4 Track

  • o Must enroll before completion of first term of second year of undergraduate school
  • o Receive a degree from Clarion University and then enter LECOM
  • o Located in Bradenton, FL

Phase II (LECOM Matriculation) Requirements

  • Submit AADSAS (Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) Application
  • No minimum DAT  score  required
  • Overall GPA  > 3.4; Science GPA > 3.2
  • Must make a personal visit to campus
  • Approximately 100 hours of shadowing in a clinical dental setting
  • Letter of recommendation from Pre-Health Advisors Committee
  • Completion of all pre-requisite course work at Clarion University
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

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