Millcreek Comminuty Hospital - Erie, PA
Welcome to the Medical Education Department

Director of Medical EducationDr. Kalata
John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed,)
Telephone: (814) 868-8217
Email: jkalata@aol.com

WELCOME TO MILLCREEK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS!

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

MCH is a teaching hospital of LECOM. Watch the video to learn more.

Highlights of our programs include:

  • Broad exposure to inpatient and outpatient clinical experience.
  • Dedicated didactic time in each specialty area.
  • Research 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 Center.

Medical Education

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 Practice, Internal Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Psychiatry, Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Geriatric Fellowship, Fellowship 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 for tomorrow.

Please contact our Program Coordinator, Marilyn Tracy, at (814) 868-8217, mchmeded@mch1.org, for further information about our Residency/Fellowship Programs.

....John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed.)

Medical Education

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.

Medical Education

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
Marilyn Tracy, Medical Education Coordinator
Medical Education
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 868-8217
mchmeded@mch1.org


POMA - Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
Clinical Essay Contest Winners


First Place: Christopher Hoang, D.O., Third Year Internal Medicine Resident
Second 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

2013 POMA Winners

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, D.O.

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

MCH Residents Win

In Photo - left to right: Rebecca A. Schuster, D.O.; Seth D. Fox, D.O.; Tyner Joraas Kuehn, D.O.

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.


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