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


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, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Geriatric Fellowship, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and the Integrative Medicine 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,, for further information about our Residency/Fellowship Programs.

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

MCH Resident Wins

Nick Lofreddo, D.O., an Orthopedic Resident at Millcreek Community Hospital, along with Edinboro University student Nathanel Pekelnicky, won first place
and $1,500 in the first Erie Collegiate Innovation Showcase that took place April 23 at the Erie Insurance Arena. Their project was entitled, “Reverse Hip Joint Replacement.” Students participated from Penn State Behrend, Mercyhurst University, Gannon University, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

POMA - Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
Clinical Essay Contest Winners

First Place: Daniel Cowley, D.O., Third Year Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Second Place: Bryan Jarvis, D.O., Third Year Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Third Place: Tyner Kuehn, D.O., Third Year Internal Medicine Resident
Honorable Mention: Nicole Cowley, D.O. Third Year Internal Medicine Resident

In Photo – left to right: Nicole Cowley, D.O., Daniel Cowley, D.O., Bryan Jarvis, D.O. and Tyner Kuehn, D.O.

The POMA’s 106th Annual Clinical Assembly and Convention was held April 30 through May 3, 2014 at the Valley Forge Hotels Assembly & Convention Complex, King of Prussia, PA. The Clinical Essay Luncheon was held on May 1, 2014.

The essay projects that were submitted by the winners are:

Daniel Cowley, D.O.: “Anatomical Variation of the Coracoacromial Ligament in Men Versus Women and Its Role in Adequate Subacromial Decompression: Cadaveric Study”

Bryan Jarvis, D.O.: “A Statistical Analysis of Functional Movement Scoring in Collegiate Level Male and Female Hockey Players”

Tyner Kuehn, D.O.: “Hand Hygiene: An Observational Effect of Improved Compliance Through Increased Access to Alcohol Based Gel Dispenser Stations in a Community Hospital Setting”

Nicole Cowley, D.O.: “Differences in Re-admissions in Hospitalists Versus Primary Care Physicians”

First Place won: $1,000.00 and a Golden Quill Award.
Second Place won: $500 and a framed winner’s certificate
Third Place won: $200 and a framed winner’s certificate
Honorable Mention won: $100 and a framed winner’s certificate

LECOM Hospital Day

LECOM Hospital Day 2014
In Photo - left to right: Brandyn Mason, D.O., Mark Strand, D.O., and Anthony Randolph, Pharm.D., D.O.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students took time out of their busy schedule to learn more about residency opportunities at the school’s annual Hospital Day. The event took place April 10th at the Zem Zem Shrine Club in Erie. Representatives from more than sixty Graduate Medical Education programs discussed their respective residency opportunities and provided important information for students to consider when making their post-graduate plans.

Drs. Brandyn Mason (2nd yr. Family Med. Resident), Mark Strand (1st yr. ENT Resident) and Anthony Randolph (1st year Internal Medicine Resident) represented Millcreek Community Hospital along with John Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed.), Director of Medical Education.

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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