About Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is a private, non-profit, graduate school in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, established in 1992 as the first osteopathic medical school in northwestern Pennsylvania.
LECOM offers a variety of health-related programs in fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and health services administration. The college has three campuses in the United States: Erie, Pennsylvania, Bradenton, Florida, and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
The college prides itself on its student-centered approach to education and has gained accreditation from several recognized organizations such as the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Grading and GPA System
LECOM uses a standard letter grading system, with the following scale:
- A: 90-100
- B: 80-89
- C: 70-79
- F: below 70
In addition to the standard GPA calculation, the college also uses a grade replacement policy, which allows students to replace a grade for a course with a higher grade earned in a subsequent attempt. The higher grade is then calculated into the student's GPA, thus improving overall academic performance.
LECOM also implements a pass/fail grading system for some courses, such as those related to clinical rotations.
LECOM is a well-respected and accredited institution that offers a variety of health-related programs. With its student-centered approach to education, rigorous curriculum, and focus on clinical experience, graduates of LECOM are well-prepared to enter the workforce and contribute to the field of healthcare.