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
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
Clinical Essay Contest Winners
First Place: Daniel Cowley, D.O., Third Year Orthopedic Surgery
Second Place: Bryan Jarvis, D.O., Third Year Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Third Place: Tyner Kuehn, D.O., Third Year Internal Medicine Resident
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,
The essay projects that were submitted by the winners are:
Cowley, D.O.: “Anatomical Variation of the Coracoacromial Ligament in Men Versus Women and
Its Role in Adequate Subacromial Decompression: Cadaveric Study”
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
Third Place won: $200 and a framed winner’s certificate
Honorable Mention won: $100 and a framed winner’s certificate
LECOM Hospital Day
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.
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.
Residents Win in Research Competition
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.