Director of Medical Education
John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed,)
Telephone: (814) 868-8217
WELCOME TO MILLCREEK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RESIDENCY AND
Choosing a Residency Program is an exciting
milestone in your medical education. Millcreek Community Hospital offers Osteopathic Residency
Programs in a variety of specialties. Our programs provide a supportive educational environment
including both didactic training and bedside teaching
of our programs include:
- Broad exposure to inpatient and outpatient clinical
- Dedicated didactic time in each specialty area.
opportunities throughout your training.
- Close affiliate with LECOM, the nation's
largest medical school.
- Conferral of a required Masters of Science Degree in Medical
Education through LECOM.
- Free membership in the LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness
Links are provided to assist you in becoming further acquainted with our Residents, Fellows,
Faculty, Institution, Programs of Training and our Community. Our Training Programs include Family
in Gastroenterology, Geriatric
in Sports Medicine, Fellowship
in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy and the Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. All of programs include training towards a conferred
degree in Master's of Medical Education. This degree will develop teaching skills consistent with
the goals of Millcreek Community Hospital to provide physicians for today and physician educators
Please contact our Program Coordinator, Marilyn Tracy, at (814) 868-8217, firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information about our
....John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed.)
Osteopathic Medical Students interested in applying to our programs should submit an
application through ERAS (Electronic
Residency Application Services), starting on July 1, 2014. If you would like to match with
Millcreek Community Hospital, please provide your information through National Matching - for OGME-1 Applicants. Gastroenterology
Fellowship applicants and Geriatric Internal Medicine Fellowship Applicants can apply through ERAS
starting on July 1, 2014.
Residents applying to our Sports Medicine, OMM, Geriatirc FM, and Child/Adolescent
Psychiatry Fellowships and Residents wanting to apply to an OGME-2 Year (or beyond) are encouraged
to submit a Residency/Fellowship
Application (on-line application) to Medical Education, Millcreek Community Hospital. A copy
of the Resident's/Fellow's board scores, transcript and at least two letters of recommendation are
to be included. To apply to any of our Internships (OGME1 Residency Positions), our
Gastroenterology Fellowship and our Geriatric Internal Medicine Fellowship, please submit an
application through ERAS (Electronic
Residency Application Services).
For more information, contact
Tracy, Medical Education Coordinator
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
Clinical Essay Contest Winners
First Place: Christopher Hoang, D.O., Third Year Internal Medicine Resident
Place: Justin Marasigan, D.O., Third Year Gastroenterology Fellow
Honorable Mention: Nicole
Cowley, D.O., Second Year Internal Medicine Resident
Honorable Mention: Jeffrey Gurtizen,
D.O., Second Year Family Medicine Resident
Honorable Mention: Geremie Palombaro, D.O., Third
Year Ophthalmology Resident
In Photo - left to right: Jeffrey Gurtizen, D.O.; Christopher
Hoang, D.O.; Nicole Cowley, D.O.; Justin Marasigan, D.O.. Not present: Geremie Palombaro,
The POMA's 105th Annual Clinical Assembly and Convention was held May 1 - 4, 2013
at the Valley Forge Hotels Assembly & Convention Complex, King of Prussia, PA. The Clinical
Essay Luncheon was held on May 2, 2013 at 12:15pm through 1:25pm.
The Essay projects that
were submitted by the winners are:
Christopher Hoang, D.O.: "Teenager With Mental
Status Changes From Bath Salts"; Justin Marasigan, D.O.: "The Incidence of
Hypomagnesemia in Patients on Pronton Pump Inhibitor Admitted in a Community Hospital"; Nicole
Cowley, D.O.: "Osteoporosis Screening Guideline Adherence in Men"; Jeffrey Gurtizen,
D.O.: "The Effect of Wellness Center Usage on Medical Student Stress Levels"; Geremie
Palombaro, D.O.: "Ophthalmology Training For Medical Students"
First Place won:
$1,000.00 and a Golden Quill Award Second Place won:
$500.00 and a Framed Winner's
Certificate Honorable Mention won: $200.00
and a Framed Winner's Certificate
MCH Residents Win in Research Competition
In Photo - left to right: Rebecca A. Schuster, D.O.; Seth D. Fox, D.O.; Tyner Joraas
Among 70 submissions in October s LECOM Research Day competition, MCH
Residents Rebecca A. Schuster, D.O., Seth D. Fox, D.O., and Tyner Joraas Kuehn, D.O. earned first,
second and third place awards respectively in the Poster category.
Dr. Schuster, a
fourth-year ENT Resident at MCH, submitted a poster related to research in determining the extent
of thyroidectomies in a community hospital setting. Dr. Fox s poster addressed research on
purchasing prescription eyeware through the Internet. He is a second year Ophthalmology Resident.
Dr. Kuehn, a second year Internal Medicine Resident, addressed compliance through increased access
to alcohol-based gel dispenser stations in a community hospital setting.
Winners in the
Lecture session, were: Keoni Hguyen, D.O., first prize; Robert Allison, D.O., second prize; and
Stephanie Larson, D.O., third prize.
Dr. Hguyen addressed experiential learning in
dermatologic surgery. Dr. Allison discussed evaluation of cognitive function in high school
football players who are not diagnosed with concussions. Dr. Larson presented research indicating
that emergency department volume does not impact functional status after stroke.