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Degree: Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

I recently completed the post-baccalaureate program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in April of 2017. To start off, I would highly recommend it to those who are struggling to get into medical school due to their GPA, MCAT score, or those who simply want to reaffirm their passion to pursue a career in medicine. The two pluses to the program is the linkage to their osteopathic medical school and the cheap tuition. To matriculated from the post-baccalaureate program into their medical school, the students needs to maintain a 3.0 GPA and do well in the interview after the first semester of the program. In my case, I was not confident in my chances to be accepted into medical school because my GPA and MCAT score was only on-par with the average applicant for osteopathic medical schools. Therefore I was skeptical of my abilities to keep up with the rigorous curriculum of medical school. Upon starting the program I felt as though almost every class was tough, but because the professors were great at what they do I was able to absorb and retain majority of what was taught during lecture--even till this day. And to review on life outside of the classroom, I would say LECOM teaches their students a lot about yourself as they enforce professionalism and strengthening of your body. By enforcing professionalism, I mean students are required to dress in professional attire when on campus, however some students do complain about this rule as they were accustomed to having no dress code during their undergraduate days. All in all, with the completion of the post-baccalaureate program I was able to eliminate the two main worries I had before entering medical school: whether I would be able to keep up with the rigorous curriculum and whether it will be worth it to spend every waking moment in the next 4 years to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. Next month will mark the start of countless days where I will sacrifice sleep for studying, but will do so happily as a member of LECOM class of 2021.

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