LECOMT Bulletin Board

AOA Intern and Resident Work Hours:
Please refer to Intern & Resident Policies if not familiar with Work Hours Policy

Title: Policy to Monitor On-call and Work Hour Schedules
Policy #: 23
The AOA has charged each OPTI the task of overseeing their partner institution s on-call and work hour policies for interns and residents. To ensure compliance, we have established the following protocol for the intern or residents to report an inconsistencies or infractions in their hospital s published work hour policy.

The intern or resident must initially report in the manner outlined in Policies Governing Evaluation & Appeal Mechanism of their institution s Intern/Resident Manual.

In the event the intern or resident feels his/her concerns were not addressed properly, they may then contact their designated Intern or Resident Representative of LECOMT s Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (OGME) Committee or the LECOMT Chief Academic Officer at 814.868.8361.

LECOMT and each member institution agree that there can be no reprisals for the intern/resident reporting the inconsistencies or infractions in the hospital s published on-call and work hour policy.

Each LECOMT member institution must include in their intern/resident manual this LECOMT policy to assure the intern/resident has received proper notification of the appropriate protocol and OPTI contacts.
Richard R. Terry, DO, MBA, FACOFP
LECOMT Chief Academic Officer
1858 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509 - 1025
Phone:  814.868.8361
E-mail:  rterry@lecom.edu
Intern/Resident Forum:
Meetings are held quarterly via teleconference.  Please find below your representative to the I/R forum list from each institution with their hospital and program name.
Representative Hospital Program
Christine Moussa, DO Alta Dermatology Residency Training Program Dermatology
Harry Dale McHenry, DO Arnot Ogden Medical Center Family Medicine
Kirk Brishnehan, DO Clarion Hospital Family Medicine
Meredith J. Potrzebowski, DO Community Westview Hospital Family Medicine
Ben Wagner, DO Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine
Wayne Sherman, DO East Liverpool City Hospital Internal Medicine
Kyle Linsey, DO Florida Osteopathic Education Institute (FOEI) Ophthalmology
James Jones, DO Forbes Hospital Family Medicine
Michael Gillan, DO Guthrie/Robert Packer Family Medicine
Billy Evans, DO Manatee Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine
Justin LaCrosse, DO Marquette General Hospital Family Medicine
Katelin Haley, DO Meadville Medical Center Family Medicine
Michelle Bretzius, DO Memorial Hospital Family Medicine
John Manire, DO Millcreek Community Hospital Family Medicine
Bianca Belli, DO Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine
Nicholas Kotch, DO Northside Hospital Internal Medicine
Michael Yurkewicz, DO PinnacleHealth Harrisburg Family Medicine
Eleanor Tring, DO Sacred Heart Health System Internal Medicine
Trent Jensen, DO Saint Vincent Health Center Emergency Medicine
Anncy Thomas, DO St. John's Episcopal Hospital Family Medicine
Laura McGill, DO St. Petersburg General Hospital Family Medicine
Elizabeth Phung, DO The AGH-West Penn Hospital Traditional Rotating Internship
Keoni Nguyen, DO Tri-County Dermatology Residency Dermatology
Adia Taylor, DO United Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine
Susan Borisuk-Ratay, DO University Hospitals Regional Hospitals Family Medicine
Karen Bellini, DO UPMC Hamot Neurology
Elise Schmidt, DO UPMC Horizon Internal Medicine
Alycia Petraglia, DO UPMC McKeesport Family Medicine
Jeffrey Burnell, DO UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine
A. Deric Bryant Washington Health System Family Medicine
Swati Chalavarya, DO Wellington Regional Medical Center Internal Medicine
Brian Opalacz, DO WellSpan York Hospital Orthopedic Surgery
Christopher Fayeghi, DO Westchester General Hospital Family Medicine
Nicholas Ierovante, DO (The) Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME) Internal Medicine
If you have questions regarding clinical or basic research, would like assistance in developing a research protocol, or would like to obtain grant information, you can contact Bertalan Dudas, M.D., Ph.D. by phone at 814.866.8142 or by e-mail at bdudas@lecom.edu or Ayman Saleh, Ph.D. by phone at 814.866.8161 or by e-mail at asaleh@lecom.edu. For assistance with research design and data analysis, you can contact Mark Terrell, Ed.D. by phone at 814.860.5121 or by e-mail at mterrell@lecom.edu.

LECOM Hospital Day 2014

The Administration and Students at LECOM invite you to participate in the annual LECOM at Seton Hill Hospital Day on April 9, 2014 and the annual LECOM Erie Hospital Day on April 10, 2014. We encourage interested hospitals to register early as we will follow a “first-come, first-served” policy for registration.  The registration is combined for both locations, allowing you to register for either or both events under one (1) submission.  LECOM Hospital Days are offered at NO FEE to participating hospitals and institutions.

LECOM Hospital Day affords the opportunity to meet with first- and second- year medical students at both campuses to discuss rotation opportunities at your hospitals.  LECOM Hospital Days provides also a forum to interact with third- and fourth- year medical students who are considering hospitals for their post graduate training.

We expect approximately 220 students to attend the Seton Hill event and about 550 students to attend at the Erie site.      

We extend also an invitation to spouses and significant others of the medical students to participate. This may be a consideration for your hospital when providing information to future trainees who attend Hospital Day.  Often, medical students’ decisions for rotation sites and post graduate training are based on housing, educational opportunities, and social offerings to the family.

Specific questions pertaining to Hospital Day at LECOM at Seton Hill should be addressed to Becky Sterling by email to bsterling@lecom.edu.  Questions specific to Hospital Day at Erie should be addressed to Mary L. Krista by email to mkrista@lecom.edu.

LECOM Hospital Days have been well attended in prior years and we anticipate the same level of enthusiasm for attending the events in 2014.  Therefore, all registrations should be submitted no later than March 17, 2014Click here to complete the registration.

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy Examination:
For information regarding the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy Examination, visit www.pcshq.com. Application, eligibility, fees, deadlines, exam dates, and sites are included on this site.

Pinnacle Health Systems/LECOM and Maternal Fetal Medicine of Central PA, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship:
Maternal Fetal Medicine of Central PA, P.C. is currently accepting applications for a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship position at Pinnacle Health Harrisburg Hospital, PA, sponsored through LECOM and Pinnacle Health System for the July 2014 start date. Francis J. Martinez, DO, FACOOG is our Fellowship Program Director. Dr. Martinez completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  After practicing OB/GYN for three (3) years, he completed his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, IL.  He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine.  He has a special interest in 3-D technology and its potential application involving prenatal diagnosis of birth defects or growth problems.  He is a clinical professor in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program and recently took over the role of Program Director for the fellowship.

The program is a 36-month fellowship training in maternal and fetal medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It is designed to provide the osteopathic fellow with advanced and concentrated training and board preparation in maternal and fetal medicine. To assure the quality training for each fellow, the program is designed to train four (4) fellows or less at any given time. Harrisburg Hospital is a 634-bed hospital and part of the Pinnacle Health System and performs approximately 5000 deliveries annually. The fellowship education is provided by dedicated and experienced faculty.
Please contact Diane Shearer, Program Coordinator at dshearer@pinnaclehealth.org, or 717.231.8640 or
Diane Shearer
Maternal Fetal Medicine of Central PA
100 S. Second Street, Suite 4B
Harrisburg, PA, 17101
AOA Approved Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at University Hospitals Regional Hospitals - Academic Year 2013 - 2014:
The allergy/immunology fellowship at University Hospitals Regional Hospitals is the first osteopathic allergy/immunology program in the United States and the first allergy/immunology program at our parent institution, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio.  It was designed to allow the osteopathic physician an opportunity to be trained and boarded in the subspecialty
of allergy/immunology.  Applicants with AOA approved training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics are currently eligible to apply to this training program.
Specialized Training Courses:
Year One:  They first month of the fellowship involved completing a two day pollen counting course and being enrolled in a month long statistic course given by Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.  This statistic course occurs every morning for four weeks complemented by clinical activities in the afternoons.  
Year Two:  The beginning of the second year of training will include participating in a basic immunology course in Philadelphia, PA sponsored by the American Academy of Immunology. 
Fellowship Didactic Training:
The didactics of the fellowship include:
  *Middleton’s club ( one chapter on Middleton’s read and  presented every week until complete)
  *CD rounds ( two CDs evaluated each week)
  *Journal club (weekly)
  *Interleukin rounds (weekly)
  *Formal lecture (weekly)
  *Lectures-Workshops on the Integration of Osteopathic Concepts in Allergy/Immunology.
  *Participation in monthly UH Fellows seminar with a focus on faculty development, as fellows are treated as junior faculty and future faculty in development.
  *Participation in two regional Immunology programs sponsored by the hospital and the fellowship:
      o UH-Regional Hospitals Annual Fall Immunology Symposium
      o UH-Regional Hospitals Annual Summer Regional Immunology Board Review Seminar
Fellow Focused Clinical Training:
  *Weekly Allergy-Immunology Fellows Clinic: [Thursdays]
  *Weekly Allergy-Immunology Procedure Day:  [Fridays] Typical procedures include patch testing, food and drug challenges, as well as drug desensitizations.
The Initial Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Experience:
The first few months of the fellowship involve the fellow being introduced to the practice of allergy/immunology.  The fellow will rotate through billing, collection and front desk performing the actual duties of the staff.  They are then required to perform all the pulmonary functions, skin tests and allergy injections over one month.
Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Year One Curriculum Overview:  Pediatric Focus
The first year is dedicated to pediatric allergy/immunology.  The fellow will rotate through pediatric pulmonary, ENT, dermatology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.  Throughout their fellowship the fellow will perform pollen counts which will be reported to the media daily.
Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Year Two Curriculum Overview: Adult Focus
The second year is dedicated to adult allergy/immunology.  The fellow will rotate through adult pulmonary, ENT and dermatology at University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio.  Additionally, they will perform one month of bone marrow transplantation and one month in the flow cytometry laboratory.  Two months of research are required.
Allergy/Immunology Fellowship: Scholarly Activity Requirements:
*Present and publish a scholarly manuscript by the completion of the fellowship.  
*Take the annual allergy/immunology fellowship in-service examination.  
*Co-publish a book chapter.

Contact information:
Robert Hostoffer, DO, FAAP, FACOP, Program Director
University Hospitals Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education
27100 Chardon Road
Richmond Heights, OH 44143
Phone: 440.585.4821
Cynthia Pike at cynthia.pike@uhhospitals.org
Assistant Director of Medical Education
Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program Director
Niagara’s Premier Health Network seeks an experienced, board certified osteopathic family medicine physician with a passion for teaching to mold and mentor the area’s next generation of primary care providers.

This is an opportunity to enjoy a successful and rewarding career in world-famous Niagara Falls.  The successful candidate will have recent Family Medicine experience including current board certification in Osteopathic Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.  Our ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills and be able to function comfortably and effectively in a multicultural setting.

Memorial’s Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program is an affiliate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and enjoys accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice. Program residents and staff serve in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. The outpatient training site is located at our Summit Healthplex located in Wheatfield suburb of Niagara Falls. This location offers on site laboratory, diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT scanning, mammography and MRI), physical therapy and a fitness center.

Memorial’s medical staff includes many strong primary care physicians as well as close working relationships with nearby specialists and sub-specialists.

High quality inpatient care provided by the medical center hospitalists.

We will provide:
•    Competitive salary
•    Paid malpractice coverage  
•    Health insurance
•    Paid Time Off program
•    CME allowance
•    Strong, trusting relationships with other primary care physicians in this practice
•    Close working relationships with nearby specialists and sub-specialists
•    High quality inpatient care provided by the medical center's hospitalists
•    Relocation assistance
Western New York offers four beautiful seasons, a host of cultural and recreational opportunities and tremendous housing values.  We are located 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, about an hour from Toronto, Ontario and less than 90 minutes from Rochester.  Our area is the proud home of numerous private and public universities, museums, parks, ski resorts, art galleries and professional sports teams (Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits and Buffalo Bisons) as well as the critically acclaimed Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  
To learn more about us, contact:  
Mary Lynn Candella, RN, BSN, PHR
Director of Clinical and Physician Recruitment
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
621 10th St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
(716) 278-4642
An AOA Geriatrics Fellowship at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical
Education is pending accreditation approval for a July 1, 2014 start and invites interested applicants!

In response to our recent 2013 Regional Community Health Needs Assessment, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education has applied for an AOA approved one year Geriatrics Fellowship Program and anticipates approval from ACOFP and AOA PTRC in time for a July 1, 2014 inaugural class. We are seeking four graduates of osteopathic family medicine residencies who wish to pursue Geriatric fellowship training.

For more than 35 years, The Wright Center has provided cutting-edge medical residency training for Primary Care physicians in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With many flourishing community partnerships, we provide innovative, team-based primary healthcare education in the “Patient-Centered Medical Home” delivery model, an interdisciplinary approach that is shaping the future of American healthcare.

The Wright Center is proudly recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA) as a pioneering Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Consortium. Inspired by the Affordable Care Act, this HRSA initiative addresses physician workforce shortages and mal-distribution, aiming to reduce escalating healthcare disparities. The Wright Center is notably the largest national community based and governed Teaching Health Center GME Consortium and has educational outcomes demonstrating new 21st century physician skill sets. With our historically well accredited Internal Medicine residency and 2013 implemented regional and national expansion into Family Medicine residency training, we now offer our high quality primary care training around the country in six different states.

A core Wright Center belief is that diversity drives excellence in both education and care delivery. By engaging our residents and fellows with patients and healthcare agencies across several communities, we are poised and committed to exceeding your expectations in Geriatrics training. Given our well documented, strong community need for geriatric services in the northeast region of Pennsylvania, we are poised to offer exceptional clinical training within the Patient-Centered Medical Home framework, highlighting community partnerships and a multi-disciplinary approach to the comprehensive assessment and medical care of geriatric patients.

Inaugural, pioneering fellows will have exceptional opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills as they help co-create our fellowship program for future generations.

The goal of this year long fellowship experience is to provide trainees with an unparalleled, comprehensive, hands-on educational experience resulting in the fellow being very well prepared for board certification in Geriatrics and a career as an expert practitioner and leader in the field of Geriatric Medicine.

If you or someone you know would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact us at geriatrics@thewrightcenter.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Physician Position Available:
Our client, a highly successful medical practice specializing in pain management and addiction treatment in Erie County is in need of a Physician who will be responsible to assist with providing medical services within the scope of licensing, training and credentialing under the direction of the Medical Practice Doctor/Owner.  The successful candidate will be a graduate of an accredited medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).  In addition, Suboxone certification or the willingness to earn this certification is required for employment. This practice will consider recent graduates with an interest in primary care (family medicine).  The potential for an “equity” ownership opportunity also exists along with relocation assistance.  For consideration, please send your resume & cover letter to:
   Dave Stephany
   Infinity Resources Consulting
   General Manager
The Job Functions Are:
1.    See patients in the family health clinic in Erie, PA four (4) weekdays during normal office hours.  
2.    Complete charting and required paperwork in a timely manner.
3.    Participate in the development/review of office policies & support the Practice Manager/Owner, Office Manager/Owner in fulfillment of their duties as required and appropriate.
4.    Pull up injections (neural blocks, B12, estrogen, etc.) and complete procedure.
5.    Administer injections as required and appropriate.
6.    Review accurate vital signs, medical allergies & reason for visit.
7.    Ensure appropriate dictation and documentation of the office visit are completed.
8.    Ensure that patient charts are maintained as required ensuring that they are in the correct order & contain the necessary documents.
9.    Ensure that the prescriptions are correctly written and required copies made.
10.    Provide verbal/written communication and updates as required to patients, families & co-workers.
11.    Ensure that prior authorizations for prescriptions and/or radiologic procedures by phone/computer are completed following established protocol.
12.    Schedule referrals or additional testing as required and appropriate.
13.    Order additional medical devices as required i.e. DME/Back Brace, etc. under auspices of established protocol.
14.    Refill prescriptions via fax, phone or electronically as required and appropriate.
15.    Ensure that necessary paperwork is completed as requested per protocol for attorneys, patients, insurance companies, etc.
16.    Other duties as assigned that are intrinsic to the success of the organization.   

Internal: All employees at all levels of the organization including doctor/owner, practice manager/counselor, administrative manager, billing coder, office assistant, etc.
External: Patients/families, Pharmacists & technicians, Drug Reps, Personnel at other Drs. Offices, Insurance companies

Education:  Graduate of an accredited medical school with degree of MD, DO or PA, affiliated residency, etc. with suboxone treatment certification required.  
Experience:  1-3 Years of relevant physician/practice experience required.

Special Requirements:
1.    MD, DO, PA degree and Suboxone Treatment Certification
2.    Child Abuse(Act 33) and FBI Criminal Record Clearance(Act 34)
3.    Ability to multi-task & prioritize.
4.    Excellent Customer Service Skills.
5.    Ability to positively interface with the general public.
6.    Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
7.    Team player/cooperative with fellow workers and customers/public.
8.    Sense of urgency.
9.    Organizational skills & the ability to prioritize.
10.    Background & experience appropriate for effective problem solving.
11.    Knowledge & familiarity with all services affiliated with the Safe Harbor Wellness Center.
12.    Ability to multi-task & prioritize based upon organization/customer needs & requirements.
13.    Self starter.
14.    Familiar with software/technology required to perform job functions.
15.    Reliability & dependability.
16.    Ability to lead by example.
17.    Proficient at planning & scheduling.

A competitive wage and benefit package are offered for this “full time” position based upon experience and background.

For additional Information about this web page, please contact:
Deborah Lee-Sanko
Executive Director, LECOMT
1858 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
Phone: 814.868.8361
Fax: 814.868.2489

Cellular: 814.397.3034
Email: dsanko@lecom.edu