Millcreek Comminuty Hospital - Erie, PA
Ophthalmology Residency

Millcreek Community Hospital Ophthalmology Residency Program


To educate well-rounded and competent Osteopathic Ophthalmologists who will be a credit to their community.

Program Overview

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 Retinal Procedures.

The Residency Program is provided by dedicated and experienced faculty who are committed to Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education.


Year One:

"Boot camp" - Wills Eye Institute 3 weeks
General Ophthalmology Office - Sterrettania office 6 months
Northeast Eye Institute 2 months
Neuroophthalmology - Michigan State University 1 month
Pediatric Ophthalmology - Dr. Nick Sala 2 months

Year Two:

General Ophthalmology - Sterrettania Office 4 months
Northeast Eye Institute 2 months
Neuroophthalmology - Michigan State University 1 month
Pediatric Ophthalmology - Dr. Nick Sala 2 months
Basic Science Course - Columbia Medical, NYC 1 month
Electives - Arranged by Resident 2 months

Year Three:

General Ophthalmology - Sterrettania Office 6 months
Northeast Eye Institute 2 months
Pediatric Ophthalmology -Dr. Nick Sala 2 months
Electives - Arranged by Resident 2 months

Affiliate Hospitals

Sterrettania Ophthalmology, Northeast Eye Institute, Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie, Erie Eye Clinic, Hamot Medical Center, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Village SurgiCenter, Michigan State University NeuroOphthalmology.

Message from Chief Resident, Seth Fox, 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 Residents:

  • Seth Fox, D.O.,
  • Meredith Marcincin, D.O.,

To apply to MCH's Internships, OGME1 Programs, log onto the ERAS Website:

Deadline for Applications is October 31, 2014.

Students need to register with National Matching at:

For More Information, Contact:

Marilyn Tracy,
Medical Education Coordinator
Medical Education
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
(814) 868-8217

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