LECOM, Erie Celebrate Osteopathic Medicine Week


This week LECOM, Millcreek Community Hospital and the Medical Associates of Erie are proud to join Erie Mayor Joe Schember, Sen. Dan Laughlin and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro in celebrating National Osteopathic Medicine Week. Please see the attached release for details.

Also attached is a photo of LECOM Student Government Association officers and first-year osteopathic medical students Myriah Magaris, Carrie Powell, Nikole Van Wie, Bryson Jenkins and Abhi Kudaravalli displaying a proclamation from Erie Mayor Joe Schember recognizing April 14-20, 2019 as National Osteopathic Medicine Week in Erie.

If you’d like additional information, please let me know.



Sheena Baker

Communications and Marketing Specialist

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

1858 W. Grandview Blvd.

Erie, PA 16509




Sheena Baker

Communications and Marketing

(814) 866-8136, sbaker@lecom.edu



LECOM, Erie Celebrate Osteopathic Medicine Week


ERIE, PA (April 17, 2019) – The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Millcreek Community Hospital (MCH), Medical Associates of Erie (MAE) and the Erie community will unite the week of April 14-20 to recognize the commitment and professionalism of the nation’s osteopathic physicians during National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week.


According to the American Osteopathic Association, NOM Week annually brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal: increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and doctors of osteopathic medicine in communities across the country.


As part of the local recognition of NOM Week, Erie Mayor Joseph Schember issued an official proclamation recognizing LECOM’s growth as not only the nation’s largest medical college but also its status as the country’s only osteopathic academic health center.


Additionally, both the Pennsylvania House and Senate passed resolutions last week recognizing April 14-20, 2019, as Osteopathic Medicine Week in Pennsylvania. The resolutions were co-sponsored by Erie area legislators Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and Sen. Dan Laughlin, respectively. In his support for the Senate resolution, Laughlin sited “the important role that osteopathic physicians play in improving the lives of thousands of patients across the Commonwealth and the nation.”


LECOM, along with MCH and the clinical practices of MAE, honors all the contributions by osteopathic physicians in the Erie region and their dedication to improving the health of their community through education and awareness-based efforts, as well as by delivering quality health services.


There are currently more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students in the U.S., including 8,500 doctors of osteopathic medicine in Pennsylvania.


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In just over 25 years, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has grown to become the largest and one of the most affordable medical colleges in the country. Enrollment in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine and Master’s Degree Programs has surpassed 4,100 students at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pa., and Bradenton, Fla. More than 11,000 LECOM graduates are providing health care to patients across the United States.


The College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Pharmacy attract more applicants than any other programs in the country by offering innovative, student-centered and affordable degree programs. LECOM medical college tuition is the second lowest private college tuition in the U.S and LECOM consistently ranks in the top 10 programs for graduating primary care physicians. In addition to providing healthcare providers to serve patient needs, the College also offers master’s degree programs to prepare professionals who can run the business of health care, serve the patient’s best interests and teach future physicians, pharmacists and dentists.


LECOM is the core of an osteopathic academic health center. LECOM Health is a highly innovative health care and education system that strives to add to the quality of life of our neighbors by bringing total health care to the community. Members of LECOM Health include the College, Millcreek Community Hospital, Corry Memorial Hospital, the clinical practices of Medical Associates of Erie, LECOM Senior Living Center, LECOM Senior Living Communities, LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center, LECOM Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lifeworks Erie, and Visiting Nurses Association of Erie County.


As LECOM continues to contribute to health and wellbeing for everyone, it looks forward to continued growth and preparation of future healthcare providers to provide quality care for generations to come.

Post Author: Ruth Meilleur