Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is a private, non-profit graduate school of dentistry located in Bradenton, Florida. The school opened in July 2012 and welcomed a class of 100 dental students to a new $52 million building. Dental students are combined with medical students in problem-based learning (PBL) groups during their first year of pre-clinical training.
LECOM operates a complete dental clinic in Bradenton where third-year dental students treat patients under supervision. Starting in May 2015, fourth-year students began operating out of clinical outreach centers located in Erie, Pennsylvania and DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
Tuition and Fees
- Tuition: $50,695
- Annual Increase: 4-7%
- Curriculum Fee: $350 (annual)
- Technology Fee: $300 (annual)
- Graduation Fee: $250
- Student Government: $50 (annual)
- Student Disability Insurance: $695 (annual)
- Student Health Insurance: $3,468
- Computer: $1,000
- First Year: $1,056
- Second Year: $921
- Third Year: $959
- Fourth Year: $935
- Dental Equipment:
- First Year: $9,558
- Second Year: $6,052
- Third Year: $3,514
- Fourth Year: $5,700
- First Year: $3,472
- Second Year: $3,954
- Third Year: $5,717
- Fourth Year: $3,563
Total Tuition and Fees with 5% annual increase: $292,416
CurriculumLECOM Dental Curriculum
LECOM has rolling admissions. The earlier an applicant applies, the better their chances at getting an interview.
The mission of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is to prepare students to become osteopathic physicians, pharmacy practitioners, and dentists through programs of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community service to enhance the quality of life through improved health for all humanity. The professional programs are dedicated to serve all students through innovative curriculum and the development of postdoctoral education and interprofessional experiences.