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
Nilam Patel, DO AGH-West Penn Hospital Traditional Rotating Internship
Christine Moussa, DO Alta Dermatology Residency Training Program Dermatology
Harry McHenry, DO Arnot Ogden Medical Center Family Medicine
Michael Carlson, DO Clarion Hospital Family Medicine
Martha Shirley, DO Community Westview Hospital Family Medicine
Ryan Harris, DO Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Internal Medicine
Benmichael Idowu, DO East Liverpool City Hospital Internal Medicine
Christopher Wozniak, DO Florida Hospital East Orlando Family Medicine
Paul Zipper, DO Florida Hospital East Orlando Family Medicine
Casey Komm, DO Florida Osteopathic Education Institute (FOEI) Ophthalmology
James M. Jones, DO Forbes Hospital Family Medicine
Phillip Helmbright, DO Guthrie/Robert Packer Family Medicine
Christopher Coppock, DO Manatee Glens Psychiatry
Brock Hollett, DO Manatee Glens Psychiatry
Di Xun, DO Manatee Glens Psychiatry
Joel Baker, DO Manatee Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine
Andrew Murray, DO Manatee Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine
Jason Eskew, DO Manatee Memorial Hospital Family Medicine
Kristina Brubaker, DO Meadville Medical Center Family Medicine
Steven Kleinman, DO Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine
Khirstin McAfee, DO Memorial Hospital OB/GYN
Brandyn Mason, DO Millcreek Community Hospital Family Medicine
Nathan Weaver, DO Millcreek Community Hospital Orthopedic Surgery
Bianca Belli, DO Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine
Keith Fuleki, DO Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine
Ryan Denney, DO Northside Hospital Internal Medicine
Gina Charles, DO PinnacleHealth Harrisburg Family Medicine
Eleanor Tring, DO Sacred Heart Health System Internal Medicine
Curtis Davenport, DO Saint Vincent Health Center Emergency Medicine
Itauma Udosen, DO Samaritan Medical Center Family Medicine
Robert Wicenlinski, DO St. John's Episcopal Hospital Family Medicine
Mark Umphrey, DO St. John's Episcopal Hospital Family Medicine
Desra Clark, DO St. Petersburg General Hospital Family Medicine
Erine Kupetsky, DO Tri-County Dermatology Residency Dermatology
Tyson Luoma, DO UP Health System - Marquette  
Imeh Sampson, DO United Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine
Susan Borisuk-Ratay, DO University Hospitals Regional Hospitals Family Medicine
Swati Laroia, DO UPMC Hamot Neurology
Benjamin Raymond, DO UPMC Horizon General Surgery
Teagan Hayes, DO Washington Health System Family Medicine
Javed Patka, DO Wellington Regional Medical Center Internal Medicine
Brian Opalacz, DO York Hospital Orthopedic Surgery
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.
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 2015 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 Patricia Suhr, RN, Program Coordinator at psuhr@pinnaclehaelth.org or 717.231.8411 or
Patricia Suhr, RN
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 2015 - 2016:
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
An AOA Geriatrics Fellowship at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical
Education is pending accreditation approval for a July 1, 2016 start and invites interested applicants!

The one year Geriatrics Fellowship program for Internal Medicine and Family Medicine at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education has received accreditation approval by the AOA 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 and received an AOA approved, one year Geriatrics Fellowship Program from ACOFP and AOA PTRC in time for a July 1, 2014 inaugural class. We are seeking  graduates of osteopathic internal medicine and 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!
PGY-5 Cardiology Fellowship Position - Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
The fellowship in cardiology at Northside Hospital is designed to provide the learner with high quality instruction and experience in all aspects of cardiovascular disease. The program will be 36 months in duration. Fellows may be accepted into the program only after successfully completing three years of Internal Medicine Residency thereby becoming Board Eligible for Internal Medicine. Training may include a Specialty Track Internal Medicine internship. The Base Training Institution will be Northside Hospital of St. Petersburg, Florida. Continuity outpatient clinic training will be provided at the base teaching site as well as at affiliate sites (in the ambulatory care facilities of the trainers).
Academic Environment:
The curriculum includes a core of didactics, which are molded after the core competencies in the COCATS document. These didactics will be delivered through the cardiovascular lecture series presented by trainers, cardiovascular fellows, cardiac catheterization conferences, cardiovascular conferences, journal club, and daily academic rounds on all rotations.
Patient Care Experience:
The program provides extensive instruction and participation in clinical cardiac patient care services. Fellows will be exposed to a variety of cardiac clinical settings including Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Electrophysiology, Pacemaker /ICF/Atrial Flutter and Atrial Fib Ablations/ Arrhythmia management, Tilt table procedures, and Cardiac Stress Testing. Northside Hospital is the base hospital for training with other facilities utilized as warranted by the Curriculum.

For additional information about the fellowship, please contact:
Kathy Jacobs
Administrative Director Medical Education Northside Hospital
6000 49th St. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida  33709
727-521-5464 Phone
727-521-5022 Fax
E-mail: kathy.jacobs@healthcare.com
                              Now Accepting Applications for a 2-Year Nephrology Fellowship
                                               AOA-accredited program leading to AOA board eligibility
                                                               Position to begin July 1, 2015
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center is a successful, not-for-profit medical center in Cleveland's most populous suburb. Founded in 1961 by six communities and operating as an independent hospital for more than 50 years, the 332-bed acute care medical center became part of the University Hospitals Health System in 2014.
Accredited by the Joint Commission, UH Parma Medical Center offers acute and sub-acute inpatient care including specialty centers for heart, cancer, robotic surgery, orthopedics, pain management, acute rehabilitation and bariatric care. Its care extends far beyond its founding communities, with services including a wide range of outpatient and outreach programs. Radiology, physical therapy and laboratory services are available at multiple locations, and home health care, hospice, adult day care, screenings and educational programs round out its array of services.
UH Parma Medical Center has more than 500 physicians in more than 30 specialties on its medical staff. The core faculty of the University Hospitals Parma Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship Program are members of the Americare Kidney Institute and are dedicated to providing the Nephrology trainee with a broad base of clinical experience in the community setting as well as the necessary academic skills leading to board certification in Nephrology.

The Americare Kidney Institute was founded in 2014 with the merger of two leading Northeast Ohio nephrology practices; Comprehensive Kidney Care and Northcoast Nephrology. This combined practice enables the group to deliver high-quality renal care to a larger base of patients in five Northeast Ohio counties. Their expanded staff and 10 office locations allows increased access for their patients for Nephrology expert care and provides onsite treatment for 13 kidney dialysis centers. The Americare Kidney Institute is an ideal practice for fellowship training with an excellent group of teaching Nephrologists.

The overall goal of the University Hospitals Parma Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship Program is to develop competent nephrologists in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney related disorders across a socioeconomically and culturally diverse spectrum of patients, treatment settings, and levels of care. The fellowship bridges a community focused clinical training program with the academic resources of a nationally ranked top tier academic medical center.
Two-Year Curriculum for UH Parma Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship
OGME-4 (Program Year 1) OGME-5 (Program Year 2)
Month (s) Rotation Month (s) Rotation
8 Nephrology Consult/Dialysis Service 8 Nephrology Consult/Dialysis Service
1 Interventional Nephrology Rotation 1 Interventional Nephrology Rotation
1 Research 1 Research
1 Elective 1 Elective
1 Vacation Time 1 Vacation Time
  Longitudinal Ambulatory Continuity Nephrology Clinic 1/2 day a week for 2 years

For further information or to speak with our Program Director please contact:
JoAnn Pavel, Academic Program Administrator, at 440.743.2133 or JoAnn.Pavel@UHhospitals.org

LECOM at Seton Hill Hospital Day 2015 and LECOM at Erie Hospital Day 2015:
LECOM at Seton Hill Hospital Day - Thursday, April 9, 2015 hosted at the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA.  The registration for LECOM at Seton Hill is now closed.
LECOM Erie Hospital Day 2015 - Friday, April 10, 2015 hosted at the Zem Zem Shrine Club, Erie, PA

The Administration and Students at LECOM invite you to participate in the annual LECOM at Seton Hill Hospital Day on April 9, 2015 and the annual LECOM Erie Hospital Day on April 10, 2015. 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.

The link to register at both sites with exhibitor information is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HospitalDay2015
LECOM Hospital Days have been well attended in prior years and we anticipate the same level of enthusiasm for attending the events in 2015. Therefore, all registrations should be submitted no later than March 17, 2015.  Please note also registration for LECOM at Seton Hill is limited strictly to forty (40) hospitals.  There are no exceptions due to space limitations.
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.
Thank you.
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