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Osteopathic Medicine (4-4 Bachelor/Doctorate)

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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

Program Highlights

  • Affordable tuition
  • Well-rounded graduates
  • Convenient class locations

Why study Osteopathic Medicine at Mount Aloysius College?

Mount Aloysius offers an affordable and practical first step toward your future in osteopathic medicine. Under a joint agreement between the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Mount Aloysius College, undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at Mount Aloysius College may continue their education in medicine at LECOM in this program of study.

The program is comprised of two phases:

  • Phase I consists of three or four years of undergraduate education at Mount Aloysius College.
  • Phase II is composed of four years at one of LECOM’s Schools, located in Erie, Pa., Greensburg, Pa. and Bradenton, Fl.

Students who complete the degree requirements for this program for the 4+4 track are awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology from Mount Aloysius College.  Students in the 3+4 track will be awarded a Professional Studies – Health Studies degree from Mount Aloysius College after successful completion of the first year of LECOM’s academic curriculum. A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree upon successful graduation from LECOM will follow.

What do Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine do?

Osteopaths work to treat patients through a variety of methods. They focus on using treatments that focus on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. Osteopaths aim to heal the body’s nervous, lymphatic, and circulatory systems.

Possible Careers

About 1 out of 10 physicians was self-employed in 2014, but other possible job locations include:

  • Private offices
  • Group practices
  • Health care organizations

Are their job openings? How much will I make?

The demand for physicians and surgeons (aside from anesthesiologists, family and general practitioners, general internists, obstetricians and gynecologists, general pediatricians, and psychiatrists) is expected to rise 15% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 51,700 jobs.*

The average median wage for a physician and surgeon in the state of Pennsylvania is $189,560.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

The demand for family and general practitioners, (aside from anesthesiologists, general internists, obstetricians, gynecologists, general pediatricians, psychiatrists, physicians and surgeons) is expected to rise 10% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 14,300 jobs.**

The average median wage for a physician and surgeon in the state of Pennsylvania is $205,310.**

**Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recent Success Stories

Dr. Kris Hansen, DO, Residency in Oncology, Fellow of Hematology/Oncology, University of Kansas; Resident at Wake Forest University, Internal Medicine and Oncology; Medical School: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Dan Conner, DO, Resident at Family Medicine Susquehanna Health; Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Derek Harshaw, DO, Resident at East Liverpool City Hospital, Ohio; Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Who will teach me?

The Health Studies and Science and Mathematics departments are comprised of full-time faculty who hold doctorate and bachelor’s degrees in their disciplines. The faculty in this program prepares the student for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount Aloysius College.

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