Millcreek Community Hospital
Steven F. Habusta, D.O., FAOAO, M.Ed.
The Orthopedic Residency Program at Millcreek Community
Hospital is a five year, well coordinated, multiple facility program that provides quality
orthopedic surgical training in general orthopedic surgery as well as all sub specialties of
orthopedic surgery. The program is based at Millcreek Community Hospital and is under the
direction of Steven Habusta, D.O., Program Director. The program is affiliated with the Lake Erie
Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training (OPTI). The current faculty is comprised of twenty one
D.O. physicians and twenty M.D. physicians.
Orthopedic Residents rotate
at the following affiliated institutions which expose the residents to all orthopedic
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Cincinnati, OH)
- Millcreek Community Hospital (Erie, PA)
- Meadville Medical Center (Meadville,
- University Hospital (Cleveland, Ohio)
- UPMC Horizon (Sharon, PA)
- UPMC Northwest (Franklin, PA)
- Arnot Health at St. Joseph's Hospital (Elmira,
- Jameson Health System (New Castle, PA)
- Charleston Area Medical Center
- Saint Vincent Hospital (Erie, PA)
The program requires orthopedic research to be completed each year of
training. Residents are required to complete the LECOM Masters of Science Degree in Medical
Education. This course of study is offered to them tuition free. It is the commitment of the
institution to graduate residents who will be prepared to be future medical educators for the
The resources of LECOM are available to the
residents. They include:
• Anatomy Lab with yearly cadavers for
• Research Animal Lab
Library Resources at LECOM
• I.T. Resources at LECOM
Statistician for research design
resident have direct patient care responsibilities and management of in-patients, out-patients,
transition care patients, rehabilitation and long term care patients.
Residents assist in surgery and manage out-patient clinic patients under the
supervision of an attending surgeon. Residents take ER call, manage acute injury and fracture
injuries under the direction of an attending orthopedist.
are also required to meet all AOAO requirements for graduation. This includes required courses,
ACLS, ATLS, PALS certifications, society memberships and meetings and research.
It is the mission of the Orthopedic Residency Program at Millcreek Community
Hospital is to train orthopedic surgeons who excel in their basic orthopedic science knowledge and
surgical techniques, who are competent in orthopedic research, who are competent trained educators,
and are trained to meet all the core competency requirements as defined by the AOA. The residency
adheres to the basic standards for residency training in orthopedic surgery as approved by the
American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Research has to be specifically approved by
the program director and completed yearly at LECOM during the first two years of the residency
program. After that, research can be completed at out rotations and may involve specific
procedures or case studies or encounters at the out rotation. As in the past, all research has to
be approved by the residency director.
Orthopedic Residency Research Day,
To apply to MCH's
Internships, OGME1 Programs, log onto the ERAS Website: https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/.
Interviews will be held on November 21, 2013. Deadline to apply is October 31,
Students need to register
with National Matching at: www.natmatch.com.
For More Information, Contact:
Steven Habusta, D.O.
Medical Education Coordinator
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509