Medical students consider career paths at Hospital Day

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students took time out of their busy schedule to learn more about residency opportunities at the school's annual Hospital Day. The event took place April 1 at the Zem Zem Shrine Club in Erie. Representatives from more than 60 Graduate Medical Education programs discussed their respective residency opportunities and provided important information for students to consider when making their post-graduate plans.

Brandon Trale, DO, '09, an orthopedic surgery resident at Millcreek Community Hospital, discusses graduate medical programs with a LECOM student.

Representatives from 11 states made the journey to Erie to meet with second-year medical students, including several LECOM alumni. The states and hospitals represented include:

Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies, Aurora, CO

Westchester General Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), Miami, FL

UMASS - Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency, Fitchburg, MA

NEOMEN, Biddeford, ME

Bay Regional Medical Center/MSUCOM, Bay City, MI
Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, MI
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, MI
Marquette General Health System, Family Medicine Residency Program (LECOMT OPTI), Marquette, MI
MSU/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, MI
Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, Trenton, MI

New Jersey
Warren Hospital, Coventry Family Practice, Phillipsburg, NJ

New York
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY
Navy Medical Officer Programs, Amherst, NY
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls, NY
NYCOMEC OPTI, Old Westbury, NY
Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY
Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY
St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, NY
UB Family Medicine, (LECOMT OPTI), Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, Buffalo, NY
United Health Services Hospital, Wilson Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, NY

Akron City Hospital - Summa Health System, Akron, OH
Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
Aultman Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), Canton, OH
Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, OH
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH
St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, OH
St. John Medical Center, Westlake, OH
St. Joseph Health Center, Warren, OH
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio
South Pointe Hospital, Warrensville Heights, OH
UH-Conneaut Medical Center, Conneaut, OH
UH Richmond Medical Center (LECOMT OPTI), Richmond Heights, OH

Altoona Family Physicians of Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona, PA
Clarion Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), Clarion, PA
Clearfield Hospital, Clearfield, PA
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), Johnstown, PA
Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), Sayre, PA
Hamot Medical Center (LECOMT OPTI), Erie, PA
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, PA
Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe, PA
Maternal Fetal Medicine of Central PA/PinnacleHealth Systems (LECOMT OPTI), Harrisburg, PA
Meadville Medical Center (LECOMT OPTI), Meadville, PA
Memorial Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), York, PA
Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, PA
Millcreek Community Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), Erie, PA
Northwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center, Erie, PA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PCOM MEDNet, Philadelphia, PA
PinnacleHealth Hospitals (LECOMT OPTI), Harrisburg, PA
St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, PA
Saint Vincent Health Center (LECOMT OPTI), Erie, PA
UPMC Horizon (LECOMT OPTI), Farrell, PA
UPMC McKeesport (LECOMT OPTI), McKeesport, PA
UPMC Mercy (LECOMT OPTI), Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC St. Margaret, Family Medicine Residency Program (LECOMT OPTI), Pittsburgh, PA
VA Medical Center - Erie, Erie, PA
(The )Washington Hospital, Family Medicine Residency Program (LECOMT OPTI), Washington, PA
(The) Western Pennsylvania Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), Pittsburgh, PA
(The) Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Campus, Forbes Family Practice Residency Program, Monroeville, PA
Wyoming Valley Health Care System, Kingston, PA
York Hospital (LECOMT OPTI), York, PA

Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX

West Virginia
Mountain State OPTI, Lewisburg, WV
Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV
United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, WV
Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV

April 2, 2010
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