Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
5/26/2015Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Proposal
OOS Initial ApplicationYes11/26/2015Authorized3/29/2016
OOS Initial Application Program Description
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has applied for a Certificate of Approval to offer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees.  The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree is offered through five academic learning pathways for the pre-clinical portion of the program: Lecture Discussion, Directed-Study Pathway, Problem-Based Learning Pathway, Primary Care Scholars Pathway, and the Accelerated Physician Assistant Pathway.  All five pathways are offered at the Erie Campus (PA), while the Bradenton Campus (FL) and Seton Hill Campus (PA) offer the Problem-Based Learning Pathway only.  For the Doctor of Pharmacy, there is a three-year accelerated pathway (Erie Campus), a four-year traditional pathway (Bradenton Campus), and a four-year distance education pathway.  Experiential rotations make up approximately one-third of the curriculum in the Pharm.D. The specific LECOM students to be served under this Certificate of Approval would be those from the D.O. and Pharm.D. programs who choose to complete their elective clinical rotations in Maryland.
Objection(s) to Proposal and Response(s) Listed Below