Millcreek Community Hospital
Intern Training Programs
Program Director: John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed.)
Telephone: (814) 868-8217
The Internship Program at
Millcreek Community Hospital is an educational program requiring extensive participation in
patient care. It is characterized by a broad range of inpatient and outpatient clinical
experiences in the management of patients with a wide spectrum of health problems. The Hospital
provides an outstanding educational environment incorporating both didactic and bedside training.
The structure of the internship fulfills the first year requirement for each residency offered at
Millcreek Community Hospital, and permits each intern to develop his or her clinical skills as new
"Our program trains the Interns to think on
their feet," stated Dr. John Kalata, Director of Medical Education, Intern Program
Director. "Each Intern graduates from our program with solid decision making skills
and the clinical background needed to excel in their Residency Programs."
Beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year The Council on Postdoctoral Training
(COPT) of the American Osteopathic Association, in consultation with the various specialty
colleges, has mandated that the "Rotating Internship" (with which we are familiar), be
replaced by the "Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (OGME) 1" year.
Specialty colleges have chosen one of three options for this first year.
Option 1, the OGME-1R year, designates the first year of the residency and replaces
the internship year. According to this designation, the Family
Medicine Residency, is 3 years in length, Internal
Medicine, is 3 years in length, Orthopedic
Surgery, is 5 years in length, General Psychiatry, is 4 years in length, and ENT,
is 5 years in length. The first year, OGME-1R, will be the first year of the respective
Residency programs that have chosen Option 2, the preliminary
year or OGME-1P, include our Ophthalmology
Residency. These programs require the completion of a prerequisite preliminary year, with a
designated curriculum for the specialty, before progressing into their residency. The trainee
will match into one program that incorporates both the specialty residency program and the
prerequisite OGME-1P year.
The Third Option, OGME-1T, denotes the
Traditional Rotating Program. This program is available for graduate specialty programs not
currently offered at Millcreek Community Hospital, such as Dermatology, Physical Medicine or
Proctologic Surgery. This option is now available for those graduates needing a Rotating
Internship year prior to military commitments or certain ACGME Programs.
Dr. John Kalata, Director of
Medical Education, Intern Program Director with 2007 Intern Graduates
Masters of Science in Medical Education
Participation in the Masters of Science in Medical Education Program, offered by
LECOM, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, is a requirement of our Training Programs.
Residents are required to complete the program, which is tuition free for our trainees, which
results in a Masters of Science Degree conferred during the Residency. Residents may be
eligible for continued student loan deferments while enrolled in this program.
Fourth year students applying to our programs
will still be required to participate in the AOA Matching Program, but will match into the
Residency program directly (for OGME1-R programs) or into the preliminary year (for OGME1-P). The
Medical Education Department will coordinate the application process through the ERAS service;
interviews will continue with the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and selection of the
OGME-1 Residents (formerly "Interns") will continue to be made in close cooperation with
the Program Directors.
To apply to MCH's Internships, OGME1 Programs,
log onto the ERAS Website: www.aamc.org/audienceeras.htm.
Students need to register with National Matching
INTERN/ OGME1 BENEFITS:
OGME-1 Stipend: The salary for our OGME-1 trainees is competitive with
other hospitals, and varies based on the residency to where the trainee is accepted.
Vacation: Interns receive three weeks of paid
vacation. One week is to be taken during the Christmas/New Year holiday season.
Educational Allowance: Interns receive $1000 for continuing medical
education which can be used to participate in extramural educational seminars or the purchase of
books, subscriptions or other scholarly materials. Interns take the ACLS Certification course at
Millcreek Community Hospital, at no cost.
Incoming Interns are granted up to $1000 relocation allowance to facilitate the move to Erie,
PA. There is a wide range of housing options in both urban and rural settings. Hospital
subsidized housing is also available. The MCH staff will be happy to assist you in finding
accommodations to suit you.
Insurance: Interns receive
malpractice, medical, dental and life insurance at no cost. Medical Insurance for the Intern and
his family is provided. A pharmaceutical plan allows prescriptions to be filled by the Hospital s
Pharmacy at a reduced rate. Life Insurance is provided with a benefit equal to one year s
On-Call Meals: The Intern receives all meals while
on-duty and while on-call at Millcreek Community Hospital, at no cost. Their family may join them
and receive the employee discount on all meals.
Facilities: Millcreek Community Hospital has a well-equipped library where Interns may
obtain computerized literature searches and copies of articles at no charge. The MCH Medical
Library has an active interlibrary loan program through LECOM, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Medicine. Interns also have access to the library at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Other Benefits: Interns are provided with
three lab coats each year at no charge.
Contact for more
- D. J. Carl, D.O., email@example.com
- John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed.), Director of Medical Education, Intern Program Director,
For additional information
Marilyn Tracy, Medical Education Coordinator
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509