Physicians - Teaching the Next Generation

"Unless you teach, neither you, nor osteopathic medicine will survive."
Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., D.O.

Physicians make a major contribution to the education of LECOM osteopathic medical students. The college has developed a network of nearly 1,200 physicians who make a commitment to teach medical students in their hospitals, clinics and practices.

LECOM supports our teaching physicians with Faculty Development Workshops, Continuing Medical Education conferences and through the Master of Science in Medical Education program.

For more information on obtaining a Master of Science in Medical Education Degree in Erie or through online distance learning, please visit our Professional Degrees site.

For patients:

Are you looking for a physician? Please visit our clinical affiliate and hospital web sites.

The LECOM Clinical Practices (Medical Associates of Erie) is a multi-specialty group practice with various locations throughout Erie County. Specialties include: Family Practice, Orthopedics, Neurology, Urology, Sports Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics and General Surgery. The physicians in the group are also instructors and professors at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). The organization was created to not only provide healthcare in our community but to promote the advancement of medicine and education in all areas of the Millcreek Health System. More information about each of these physicians can be found under "Find A Physician." on the MAE website.


Millcreek Community Hospital is an osteopathic acute care hospital offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care in Erie, Pennsylvania.

It is also recognized as the regional leader in:

  • behavioral health care, with 62 inpatient beds, a partial hospitalization program, and special units for adolescents, adults, and seniors;
  • senior services, which include an ACE unit (Acute Care for the Elderly) and a transitional care unit (TCU) where patients can more fully recover following acute care before returning home. In addition, the Millcreek Geriatric Education and Care Center, also known as Millcreek Manor, is a nursing and rehabilitation facility connected to the hospital for maximum patient convenience and access to full hospital services;
  • medical education, with more physician residency programs than any hospital in the tri-state region. As a teaching hospital, it is affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) which is the nation s largest medical school in terms of enrolled students at its Erie, Pennsylvania headquarters, as well as its Bradenton, Florida, and Seton Hill, Pennsylvania facilities.