Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton

A life in medicine can be a life of honor and prestige. It's not always an easy life, though. You're essentially on call day or night. You're responsible for treating everyone, even patients whose values may not match up with yours. Your every move will be scrutinized, every personal failing criticized. In short, when you put on that lab coat, your life isn't really your own anymore.  

It's the job of a medical school to prepare you for that life. That's why schools hold students to the highest standards, not just academically but professionally, ethically, and personally. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton is no exception. Bradenton is a beautiful Florida city, with a planetarium, an aquarium, and miles of gulf shore beaches. Don't let that fool you. The school's expectations are high. You won't have a lot of time for ogling fish or building sand castles. 

Here's the thing, though: No one's perfect, not even doctors. You will make mistakes as a med student. The question is whether or not you let them define you. Often schools understand this. Sometimes they don't. If you feel your school's standards are too high, or if you're being accused of something you simply didn't do, you always have options. You can salvage your reputation and your future. We can help.  

Academic Standards at LECOM, Bradenton 

Excellence at LECOM, Bradenton, begins with academics. Your instructors want to be sure that you know the human body inside and out and how to treat it when it's sick or injured. As a result, they set rigorous standards and keep a constant eye on whether you're meeting them or not.  

Like most medical schools, LECOM, Bradenton has a Student Promotion and Graduation (SPG) committee that meets regularly throughout each semester and, at the end of semesters, reviews every student's progress. You are expected to earn at least a C