Millcreek Community Hospital Family
Medicine Residency Program
Program Director: Douglas B. Grisier, D.O.
The mission of the Family Medicine
Residency is to provide the Osteopathic Family Medicine Resident a training program which provides
progressive primary responsibility for patient care in a family environment through a continuity
of didactic and clinical experiences.
The Family Medicine Residency Program at Millcreek Community
Hospital was the first post-Internship Program created at the hospital. Over the last twenty-five
years, the program has successfully graduated dozens of competent Osteopathic Family Physicians
practicing throughout the Northeastern United States and elsewhere. Many of our graduates are now
participating in the training of local students and Residents.
All OGME1 Residents must:
- Be a graduate of an AOA-accredited
College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Successfully pass Comlex-II
- Be a member
of the AOA and ACOFP
- Hold a training license to practice Osteopathic Medicine in the
State of Pennsylvania
Continuity of Care Clinics
The Residency Program
operates two Family Medicine Clinics for the training of our Residents, each with its own on-site
Specialty Clinics for the further enhancement of the continuity learning experience. A third
continuity clinic is situated within a well-established private practice located in the heart of
the Erie community. Each center is supervised by a board-certified osteopathic Family Physician.
The outpatient experience includes longitudinal care of approximately 400 patients per Resident by
the time the Resident graduates. The Resident will gain outstanding experience in the outpatient
management of chronic illnesses, preventative care, and child and adolescent medicine. The
Resident shall work a minimum of 312-half days in the continuity of care clinic with one half day
during OGME-1, progressing to three half-days during OGME-2, and four half-days during the final
year of Residency. The Resident will be assigned a panel of patients from the beginning and the
patients will remain with the Resident for two or three full years depending on the entry pathway.
The Family Medicine Centers have the highest patient volume per Resident out of any of the
- Plaza 18 Medical Center, 537 West 18th Street
state-of-the-art facility was completely renovated in 2005 and offers 18 exam rooms, video
surveillance capability, classrooms and a resident office with internet access. Specialty clinics
on site include Ophthalmology, Podiatry and Internal Med.
- Eastside Medical Center,
2625 Parade Street
This two-story facility was renovated in 2000 and has served as a
neighborhood Family Medicine center for 25 years. It has a well-established residency training
patient base. Specialty clinics on site include OB/Gyn, Neurology, Orthopedics and Podiatry.
- Kalata Family Practice, 404 East Eighth Street, Erie, PA
Hospital Rotation Curriculum
training sites are at Millcreek Community Hospital, The Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center, York
Hospital, York, PA and University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional
assigned rotations to round-out the Family Medicine experience include geriatrics, dermatology,
rehabilitation medicine and psychiatry. Sufficient elective experiences are available within the
The Family Medicine training program is thirty-six months in duration. The
training consists of at least: 3 months of Emergency Medicine; 6 months of internal medicine (One
month being Critical Care); 3 months of OB/Gyn; 4 months of pediatrics; 5 months of surgery; and
electives in subspecialties.
The rotation schedule includes all ACOFP requirements. A sample
curriculum includes the following:
Medicine ||2 months |
(elective) ||1 month |
Care ||1 month |
||1 month |
||1 month |
|Night Officer ||1
|Radiology (elective) ||1
|Emergency Medicine ||1
|Geriatric Medicine ||1
|Family Medicine ||1
|OGME-2 || |
|General Internal Medicine ||1 month |
|Cardiology (elective) ||1 month |
|Geriatrics (elective) ||1 month |
|Surgery ||2 months |
|Obstectrics/Gynecology ||1 month |
|Pediatrics ||2 months |
|Dermatology (elective) ||1 month |
|Adult Psychiatry (elective) ||1 month |
|Emergency Medicine ||1 month |
|Family Medicine ||1 month |
|General Internal Medicine ||2 months
|Anesthesiology ||1 month
|Addictive Medicine ||1 month
|Surgery ||2 months |
|Obstetrics/Gynecology ||1 month |
|Pediatrics ||1 month |
|Rehabilitation Medicine (elective) ||1 month |
|Adolescent Psychiatry (elective) ||1 month
|1 month |
||1 month |
|Sports Medicine (elective)
||1 month |
Other electives that could be
included are ENT, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, and Neuromuscular medicine.
values the participation of its Residents in hospital committee and departmental meetings. Such
participation matures the Resident for active participation after graduation. The hospital s daily
education program beginning with morning report is to be attended by all Residents, along with
journal club and noonday lectures.
The Resident will sit for three in-service exams
(once a year) as well as the certification boards held during your last six months of Residency.
This exam is offered every 6 months in conjunction with AOA and ACOFP conventions. A scholarly
activity involving research must be completed prior to graduation. During each year of training
Residents have the unique opportunity to earn a Masters Degree in Medical Education from LECOM.
Message from Chief Residents, Ken Long, D.O. and Jeffrey
We consider it a privilege to be named Chief
Residents. We were not sure at first that we were going to be able to take on the role, but the
other Residents and Interns in the program have made it easy for us. The program itself has
provided us with a great learning experience and the continuity of care seen in the clinics as a
second and third year Resident is amazing. We hope the program continues to grow and provide a
strong background to Physicians wanting to practice Family Medicine.
information please contact the following Residents:
- Kenneth Long, D.O., email@example.com
- Jeffrey Gurtizen, D.O., firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brandyn Mason, D.O., email@example.com
- Bo Xiao, D.O., firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Beeson,
Manire, D.O., email@example.com
- Richard Curren, D.O., firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sean Beeson, D.O., email@example.com
To apply to MCH's
Internships, OGME1 Programs, log onto the ERAS Website: https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/.
Students need to register with National Matching at: www.natmatch.com.
For More Information,
Medical Education Coordinator
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509