Campus Majors | Pre-Osteopathic MedicineAPPLY NOWVISIT CAMPUS
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A Patient-Centered
Approach to Medicine
A Patient-Centered Approach to Medicine

Osteopathic medicine takes an especially patient-centered approach to medicine, making it a rewarding approach to a medical career, especially for those wanting to become a primary care physician.

Osteopathic medicine emphasizes a holistic approach to health. It starts with the patient and emphasizes the benefits of hands-on diagnosis and treatment, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention.

In this program, you’ll be advised by the Pre-Health Professions advisor and a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee, which offers information on colleges and careers, admissions requirements, opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and assistance in identifying job shadowing and volunteer opportunities.

Through a partnership with Maryville University, you have the option to attend medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), the largest medical school in the country.



At Maryville, you can major in biology or biochemistry or choose from other science programs, and then move right into your medical training at our partner program with Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). You’ll meet annually with LECOM staff for advising and workshops that will help prepare you for medical school.

no additional interviews

No Additional Interviews

Your seat to a LECOM professional school is reserved, which means you bypass almost 95% of the competition.

no mcat required

No MCAT Required

Our early acceptance program does not require you to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to get into medical school.

lower tuition

Lower Tuition

You’ll pay lower tuition compared with other medical schools.

How Do I Qualify For Early Acceptance to LECOM?

Application to the early acceptance program can occur as early as your senior year in high school and up until the start of your third year of undergraduate school, depending upon the program and track desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Learn more >


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In Maryville’s specialized Human Performance Lab, the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team assesses the fitness of draftees.


Throughout Maryville’s early acceptance partnership with LECOM, you’ll be well-prepared for your future medical training. Our science programs collaborate with many leading-edge research companies in the St. Louis region, including:

• Danforth Plant Science Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Mallinckrodt
• Monsanto
• Pfizer

HLC Accredited
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - HLC
Kiplingers Best College Values Private 2018
Ranked among the best values in private collegesKiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018
Forbes Americas Top Colleges 2017
Ranked among "America’s Top Colleges" — Forbes, 2017


Healthcare-related fields are growing as the population ages and new chronic diseases are on the rise. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes good primary care focused on the whole patient, and plays a valuable role in helping to address modern medical concerns.

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Medicine can be a lucrative career for the dedicated student, and osteopathic medicine provides a unique and rewarding approach. Request more information to learn about this growing field and how Maryville University can help you achieve your medical career goals.