Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Podiatric Medicine

Location: Erie, PA

The educational philosophy and mission of the LECOM School of Podiatric Medicine (SPM) is to prepare students for residency training using a holistic approach where podiatric medical students have an understanding of the overall health of patients while specializing in preventing and treating disorders of the foot and ankle.

The program curriculum is designed to maximize student learning by integrating various teaching pedagogies, such as traditional. lectures, labs, small group discussions, problem-based learning, and evidence-based medicine. All courses are supported by the latest technology. Many courses are taken jointly with the osteopathic medical students. The relationship with the osteopathic program provides the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the virtues of interprofessional practice.

The program curriculum is four years in length and follows a two-plus-two format. The first two years consist of basic science, clinical systems, and podiatric specific courses. Integrated into the first two years are courses that introduce students to healthcare management, medical jurisprudence, research/biostatistics, and sociocultural aspects of human behavior. Students begin their formal clinical rotations at the end of the second year. Years three and four are dedicated to a variety of clinical training experiences with an emphasis on podiatric medicine. The majority of third-year rotations occur in the greater Erie community.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Podiatric Medicine welcomed its inaugural class of 24 students in the Summer of 2023. 

For more information, visit LECOM

LECOM-SPM Delegation