Bradenton, FL (July 17, 2017) – Lake Erie College Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Class of 2021 medical students will arrive at the Bradenton campus for orientation Friday, July 21.
Director of Student Affairs Ronald Shively will welcome the 182 students at 9:30 a.m. in the College of Medicine building, 5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Students will attend morning orientation lectures and take a break at 11 a.m. Members of the media are invited to meet them then. Of the 113 Florida residents in the class, 26 are from the Southwest Florida region. They join the largest incoming class of any U.S. medical school.
LECOM will welcome 536 medical students enrolling at its campuses in Bradenton and in Erie and Greensburg, PA. The College of Osteopathic Medicine enrolls nearly 2300 medical students making it the largest medical school in the country.
Total first-year student enrollment — including Dental, Medicine and Pharmacy programs — is 946, with an added 340 students enrolled in the various master’s degree and post-baccalaureate programs. Total enrollment of all classes is more than 4,100 students.
Class work will begin Monday, July 24, for the Class of 2021. On Thursday, July 27, the Student Organization Fair, during which they can sign up for clubs, groups and other activities, will be from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the atrium.
The majority of LECOM medicine graduates become Primary Care Physicians (family physicians, internal medicine, pediatrics or OB-GYN). U.S. News & World Report ranks LECOM in the top five medical colleges for graduating Primary Care Physicians.
School of Dental Medicine first-year students started classes on July 17. First-year School of Pharmacy students will arrive on campus Aug. 4 and will begin classes Aug. 7.