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A student in the Mount St. Mary's University biology osteopathic dual degree program.

Osteopathic Medicine Dual Degree

Putting care back in health care.

As medicine has advanced through the years, the level of care and focus on the patient has not kept pace. Doctors of osteopathic medicine strive to make sure that trend doesn’t continue as they work with the individual on a holistic health care plan – and the Mount’s osteopathic medicine dual degree program can provide the education to pursue a career helping people become and stay healthy.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

The osteopathic medicine 4/4 dual degree program is part of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Our goal as a department is to graduate women and men that are uniquely equipped to provide scientific perspective and solutions to the complex problems facing humanity.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the program.

Doctors of osteopathic medicine do everything an M.D. would do but have an extra emphasis on treating the whole person, including getting to know patients as people and carefully considering the value of preventive care and patient education.

The osteopathic medicine 4/4 dual degree program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree from the Mount in four years or less and go directly on to earn a doctoral degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) during the next four years.

While at the Mount, you’ll study biology, genetics, general and organic chemistry, physics and psychology. At LECOM, you’ll enroll in one of five different pathways based on your chosen career focus and learning style.

After graduation from LECOM, you’ll be able to pursue positions at such locations as a family practice, clinic or health care organization.

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Victoria Cocozza Mount St. Mary's Class of 2016

I was unsure if I would be able to get into medical school. However, with guidance from my professors, I applied to the Mount St. Mary’s University/Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 4+4 program. In three weeks and one medical school interview later, I was accepted. Now I will accomplish my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor.

Victoria Cocozza, C'16 Pursuing a doctorate in osteopathic medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Meet Our Faculty

Patricia Kreke

Patricia Kreke

Professor / Director of Health Professions

1/14
Christine McCauslin, Ph.D.

Christine McCauslin

Professor of Biochemistry; Chair, Department of Science

2/14
Rosina Bolen

Rosina Bolen

Assistant Professor

3/14
Kathryn Dye

Kathryn Dye

Associate Professor

4/14
Abigail Kula

Abigail Kula

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

5/14
Patrick Lombardi

Patrick Lombardi

Assistant Professor

6/14
Ann Lyons

Ann Lyons

Lecturer

7/14
Susan Mertins

Susan Mertins

Assistant Professor

8/14
Danny Miles Jr.

Danny Miles Jr.

Professor

9/14
Isaac Mills

Isaac Mills

Assistant Professor

10/14
Garth Patterson

Garth Patterson

Assistant Professor

11/14
Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Assistant Professor

12/14
Dana Pirone Ward

Dana Pirone Ward

Professor of Biology

13/14
Annette Weintraub

Annette Weintraub

Lecturer

14/14

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