Quick Overview

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  • Eligible Students

    LECOM guarantees an interview for all students who are within two years of applying and have met all other prerequisites listed in the application.
    A recommendation from the preceptor is also required.

  • Program Dates

    Classes are held on
    Saturdays and Sundays
    August 6th - August 28th

    from 4:00pm to 5:30pm ET.

  • Application Deadline

    All applications must be submitted by Aug 3rd. You will be notified of your application's status after it has been reviewed.

Program Benefits

This course is designed to bridge the gap between LECOM and qualified prospective students through clinical education taught through the osteopathic lens.

  • Receive education and mentorship on what it means to be a D.O., taught by a D.O.

  • Receive case-based clinical education, taught from the perspective of a D.O.

  • Receive opportunities to master your interviewing skills in small-group sessions so you're ready for Interview Day.

  • Receive 15 hours of clinical shadowing credit upon completion of the course.

  • Program includes four Specialty Courses providing an additional 24 hours of clinical shadowing credit after all courses have been completed.

  • Receive a guaranteed interview at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for the 2023 application cycle.

Meet Your Instructors

HEAL and LECOM have worked hard to find the most qualified instructors for the Osteopathic Bridge Program.

Dr. Christopher Behringer, D.O.
Dr. Behringer is a PGY-3 Family Medicine resident in a rural program in North Carolina. He has a special interest in international medicine, lifestyle management, and Osteopathic Manipulation. He has been mentoring undergraduates on their journey to medical school since he was a second-year medical school student. He also served as a TA in the Osteopathic Manipulation lab and gave regular didactics to pre-health groups at his alma mater: the University of Central Florida. He continues to mentor pre-health undergraduates as well as medical students, and he looks forward to working with more!
Janet Snoyer
Janet's advising career in Ithaca, New York has involved work as a learning strategies counselor, admissions officer at a university, teacher of college success courses and counselor, committee letter writer for medical school applicants, and chief advisor at an Ivy League university that sends over 250 applicants to medical school each year. She has advised students on every aspect of the medical and dental admissions cycle.

Course Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

  2. 2
    • Terms of Service

    • Acknowledgment of Terms of Service

  3. 3
    • Meet Your Preceptor: Christopher Behringer, DO

    • Meet Your Admissions Mentor: Janet Snoyer

    • Instructions

    • Schedule

    • Syllabus

    • Zoom Meeting Link

    • Suggested Reading and Supplemental Materials

  4. 4
    • Class 1: August 6th - Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine

    • Class 2: August 7th - DO Rounds

    • Class 3: August 13th - Mentoring: Building Your Narrative

    • Class 4: August 14th - DO Rounds

    • Class 5: August 20th - Mentoring: Primary Application Statements and Activities

    • Class 6: August 21st - DO Rounds

    • Class 7: August 27th - Mentoring: Secondary Application Responses

    • Class 8: August 28th - DO Rounds/Wrap Up

  5. 5
    • Replay: Class 1 - Introduction

    • Replay: Class 2 - DO Rounds

    • Replay: Class 3 - Mentoring

    • Replay: Class 4 - DO Rounds

    • Replay: Class 5 - Mentoring

    • Replay: Class 6 - DO Rounds

    • Replay: Class 7 - Mentoring

    • Replay: Class 8 - DO Rounds/Wrap Up

  6. 6
    • Course Evaluation Form