The primary goal of our ACGME-accredited Family Medicine Residency Program is to educate and develop family physicians who will practice in a manner that acknowledges the interdependency of mind, body and spirit. This goal aligns with the mission statement and educational goals of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, which seeks to train physicians to practice in the osteopathic tradition.

Additionally, our program strives to provide comprehensive primary care to patients in our community, through the efforts of our residents and faculty in the two Family Medicine Practice sites in our program, located in medically underserved areas of our community, and within a community hospital setting as its primary hospital site.

Our program imparts to its residents a firm academic background, enabling them to advance through the ACGME competency milestones and preparing them to achieve board certification upon graduation.

Finally, our program encourages its residents to participate in research and life-long learning, and prepares residents with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become teachers and leaders in the profession through a variety of clinical experiences. Residents are offered optional participation in one of

LECOM’s master’s degree programs in Medical Education, Health Services Administration, Cannabinoid Medical Therapeutics or Biomedical Ethics.

John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S., MedEd, FACOP
John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S., MedEd, FACOP
Program Director, Family Medicine
(814) 868-8217