The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (SLIPPERY ROCK) hereby pledge their commitment to the training of future pharmacy practitioners by joining in this affiliation. SLIPPERY ROCK and LECOM School of Pharmacy will offer an accelerated, six-year Doctor of Pharmacy program. Under the joint agreement between LECOM School of Pharmacy and SLIPPERY ROCK, students will successfully complete the three-year undergraduate program in pre-pharmacy at SLIPPERY ROCK and then matriculate into LECOM School of Pharmacy to complete the professional curriculum of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) in three years. The accelerated professional pharmacy curriculum at LECOM School of Pharmacy will be offered in a rigorous 12-month program per academic year.
SELECTION OF STUDENTS FOR THE PROGRAM
For admission to Phase I of the Program, students must fulfill the following requirements:
Admission to Phase II of the Program
The LECOM School of Pharmacy will accept SLIPPERY ROCK students into the professional pharmacy curriculum who meet the criteria listed below:
- Complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum in Phase I of the 3 + 3 Accelerated Program in Pharmacy as described below (or as amended).
- Earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 in Phase I of the Program. No grade lower than a “C.”
- Earn a GPA of 3.2 or higher for science courses.
- Must maintain full-time student status while at SLIPPERY ROCK and complete the Program in the specified time frame.
Submit two letters of recommendation. One of these letters MUST be from the Health Professions Committee at SLIPPERY ROCK. The letter will address the personal growth of the student during Phase I of the Program, as well as the student’s maturity, responsibility, and desire to become a pharmacist.
- Demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.
- Submit a completed application for admission to the LECOM School of Pharmacy.
All questions from students accepted into the 3 + 3 Accelerated Pharmacy Program should be directed to the LECOM School of Pharmacy Admissions Office.
Conferral of Degrees
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree will be conferred upon successful completion of Phase I and Phase II of the Program, both didactic and clinical, and recommendation by both the administration and faculty of the LECOM School of Pharmacy. Conferral of the Pharm.D. degree will be at the end of the three year professional program in pharmacy at the LECOM School of Pharmacy. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree will be conferred on “3+3” students after completion of all SLIPPERY ROCK requirements which includes completion (with a C or better) of all courses in the first semester of year one at LECOM.