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Agreement With Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Boca Raton, FL—Aug. 20, 2012— Everglades University, a regionally accredited, private, not-for-profit university is pleased to announce an articulation agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). An articulation agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between schools. These are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring from one institution to another.

Even though Florida has a statewide course numbering system where assigned numbers describe course content to improve the facilitation of the transfer of students, it is helpful to create agreements between schools in order to make the process as simple as possible for the students.

In addressing the recently signed articulation agreement the President of Everglades University, Kristi Mollis says: “I know I speak for the entire administration of Everglades University when I tell you how pleased we are to have entered into this agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.” President Mollis pointed out how this agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine allows Everglades University students to become eligible for early acceptance into LECOM’s College of Medicine; leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (the Early Acceptance Program); or LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine; leading to the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (the Early Acceptance Program).

This agreement establishes an Early Acceptance Program to which Everglades University undergraduate students are enrolled jointly by Everglades and by LECOM. The Early Acceptance Program is designed to facilitate the admission of Everglades’ students into LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program or LECOM’s Doctor of Dental Medicine program.

“The development of relationships such as these are win-win for both institutions and facilitate LECOM implementing its mission of addressing the health care provider shortage crisis in Florida and nationally,” stated Dr. Chet Evans, LECOM’s Vice President for Medical Education and Program Development.

About Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine offers innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and dental medicine. Millcreek Community Hospital established the medical school in 1992 to meet the growing need for physicians. The demand for physicians, pharmacists and dentists continues to grow nationwide. From campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pa. and Bradenton, Fla., LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of health care professionals.

LECOM is a private college with its main campus in Erie, PA, with an additional location, LECOM at Seton Hill, in Greensburg, PA; and LECOM Bradenton, a branch campus in Bradenton, Florida. The nation has a growing demand for new doctors, dentists and pharmacists, and LECOM’s mission is to prepare health care professionals trained in the osteopathic tradition of competent and compassionate, whole-person primary care.

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About Everglades University:

Everglades University, has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 2010. Everglades University is an accredited, private, not-for-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that prepare students to advance in their careers or fields of study. With small class sizes, innovative degree programs, and convenient on-campus and online class schedules to accommodate working students and adult learners, Everglades University is committed to student success.

Everglades University provides relevant degree programs to meet the demands of the evolving job market, which is a result of our partnerships with industry professionals. Our Student Services Department works with both graduates and employers in the community to build employment opportunities. Everglades University is proud of our graduates’ contribution to the workforce and economic development, locally and throughout the state.

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