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December 7, 2006

UPB-LECOM articulation agreement signed

Administrators at Pitt’s Bradford campus and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) signed an articulation agreement last week that will enable Pitt-Bradford students to transfer after three years of study to LECOM to earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.

After completing their first year at LECOM they will earn their BS degree from Pitt-Bradford. The program is open to students majoring in biology or pre-medicine.

“By working with LECOM we are able to provide a direct path for interested Pitt-Bradford students to further their education beyond a baccalaureate degree and toward a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree,” said James Baldwin, assistant dean of academic affairs and registrar at UPB.

Silvia Ferretti, provost/vice president and dean of academic affairs at LECOM, said, “LECOM recognized the increased demand for doctors in rural Pennsylvania when we opened nearly 14 years ago. Pitt-Bradford students also will have the opportunity to apply for a new three-year, primary health care degree program. This will reduce their educational commitment and tuition costs by another year.”

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