Director of Medical Education
John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed,)
WELCOME TO MILLCREEK
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS!
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
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
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
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
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
POMA - Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
Clinical Essay Contest
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
Honorable Mention: Nicole Cowley, D.O. Third Year Internal Medicine
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:
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
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
Third Place won: $200 and a framed winner’s certificate
Mention won: $100 and a framed winner’s certificate
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
MCH Residents Win in Research
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
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
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