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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine signs affiliation agreement with Concordia-Chicago


Concordia University Chicago has signed an agreement with the Early Acceptance Program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). The program grants qualified Concordia-Chicago undergraduate students a provisional early acceptance into LECOM’s School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Applying for early acceptance at LECOM will allow CUC students interested in pursuing pharmacy, dentistry or medicine to avoid much of the stress and costs of the graduate school application process. In some cases, these programs will permit the student to start the professional program prior to completing their bachelor’s degree at Concordia-Chicago. Admission requirements and additional information can be found at

“This gives Concordia University Chicago students an opportunity for a head start in graduate health degree programs,” said John Wojtkielewicz, director of the LECOM Early Acceptance Program. “At LECOM, we know that the Early Acceptance Program students who matriculate from an affiliated undergraduate institution have received professional counseling and guidance, properly preparing them for the academic rigors of professional school while instilling in them a strong passion for improving health care.”

“Students who are accepted early will have a reserved seat at LECOM,” said Jerry Pinotti, director of career services at Concordia University Chicago. “Those students can spend their final semesters concentrating on their classes, knowing they have already taken important steps to prepare for their future careers in health care.”

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private, nonprofit graduate school of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, with its main campus in Erie, PA and two branch campuses in Greensburg, PA and Bradenton, FL. The medical school at LECOM is the largest in the United States.