Millcreek Community Hospital Ophthalmology Residency
Program Director: Carlo DiMarco, D.O.
Telephone: (814) 833-2846
To educate well-rounded and competent
Osteopathic Ophthalmologists who will be a credit to their community.
This three year
Ophthalmology Residency Program prepares Residents to be confident and well-qualified in both
Inpatient and Outpatient Ophthalmologic Procedures.
The program is designed to educate
Osteopathic Physicians to become proficient in diagnosing and treating patients with Ophthalmic
Pathology, both medically and surgically. Additionally, the Residency stresses the Osteopathic
Philosophy of patient evaluation, care and education.
The Residents are provided the
didactic and clinical training necessary to become competent Osteopathic Ophthalmologists and
prepare them to successfully complete the certification requirements of the American Osteopathic
Board of Ophthalmology.
The program is based at Millcreek Community Hospital with two
Outpatient Facilities, Plaza 18 Medical Center and Sterrettania Medical Center. These facitlities
provide eight fully equipped examination lanes, as well as a full Optical Shop with Lab, Goldmann
Perimeters, ERG, Retinal Photography, and Fluorescein Angiography. The Operating Suite is
equipped with an Ophthalmic Microscope and has the ability to do Anterior Segment, Vitreous and
The Residency Program is provided by dedicated and experienced faculty
who are committed to Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education.
camp" - Wills Eye Institute 3 weeks
General Ophthalmology Office - Sterrettania office 6
Northeast Eye Institute 2 months
Neuroophthalmology - Michigan State University 1
Pediatric Ophthalmology - Dr. Nick Sala 2 months
General Ophthalmology - Sterrettania Office 4 months
Institute 2 months
Neuroophthalmology - Michigan State University 1 month
Ophthalmology - Dr. Nick Sala 2 months
Basic Science Course - Columbia Medical, NYC 1
Electives - Arranged by Resident 2 months
General Ophthalmology - Sterrettania Office 6 months
Northeast Eye Institute 2 months
Pediatric Ophthalmology -Dr. Nick Sala 2 months
Electives - Arranged by Resident 2
Sterrettania Ophthalmology, Northeast Eye Institute, Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie, Erie Eye
Clinic, Hamot Medical Center, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Village SurgiCenter, Michigan State
Chief Resident, Geremie Palomaro, D.O.:
Residents not only learn the
clinical skills of Ophthalmology, but are exposed to a variety of practice environments; small
private, large group, and academic. Working closely with your Attendings is an added benefit.
Millcreek Community Hospital is closely tied to LECOM, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine,
making its academic facilities available to its Residency Programs. Our program begins at the
Wills Eye Institute alongside their Residents with an intensive learning session to jump start
the year. In the second year, we go to the Columbia University Basic Science Review Course. Every
year our Residents are sent to a review course for the OKAP (Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment
Program) Exam. We participate in CORO teleconferences from Michigan State University on a monthly
basis with this equipment and I have done regular literature searches with the aid of their
librarians. If you should have any questions, feel free to contact any of our Residents here.
Better yet, come and rotate with us.
For more information on the Ophthalmology
Residency, please contact Resident
- Geremie Palombaro, D.O., email@example.com
- Anand Rajani, D.O., firstname.lastname@example.org
- Seth Fox, D.O., email@example.com
- Adam DeBusk,
To apply to MCH's Internships, OGME1 Programs,
log onto the ERAS Website: www.aamc.org/audienceeras.htm.
Deadline for Applications is October 31, 2012.
Students need to register with National Matching
Medical Education Coordinator
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509