LECOMT Bulletin Board

LECOMT Bulletin Board

LECOM at Seton Hill hospital Day 2017
THURSDAY, April 6, 2017
Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
LECOM Erie Hospital Day 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Zem zem Shrine Club
erie, PA
Sponsored by the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
The Administration and Students at LECOM invite you to participate in the annual LECOM at Seton Hill Hospital Day on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and LECOM Erie Hospital Day on Friday, April 7, 2017. Please click here for details of the event at both locations.

We encourage interested hospitals to register early as we will follow a “first-come, first-served” policy for registration.  Registration for LECOM at Seton Hill location is limited strictly to forty (40) tables. The registration is combined for both locations, allowing you to register for either or both events under one (1) submission.  Please access the registration link as follows:


An email will be sent by LECOMT confirming your registration. 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 550 students to attend at the Erie site and approximately 220 students to attend the Seton Hill event.

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.  Often, medical students’ decisions for rotation sites and post graduate training are based on housing, educational opportunities, and social and cultural offerings.

Questions specific to Hospital Day at LECOM at Seton Hill should be addressed to Heather Blackburn by email to hblackburn@lecom.edu.  Questions specific to LECOM Erie Hospital Day 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 2017.  Therefore, all registrations should be submitted no later than March 10, 2017

We look forward to seeing many of the representatives of hospitals who have attended previously and those who will be attending for the first time.

Thank you.

Mary L. Krista
Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training (LECOMT)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
1858 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509-1025
Office Phone:  814.868.2476
Office Fax:  814.868.2489
E-mail:  mkrista@lecom.edu

PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residency Slots Available at Larkin Community Hospital
Larkin Community Hospital, a teaching hospital located in South Miami, FL, has PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residency training slots available.

For additional information, please contact:
Sanford Lefkowitz, MS, PA, MMS
Administrative Director of Medical Education
7000 S.W. 62nd Avenue – Suite 401
South Miami, FL 33143
Phone:             305.284.7783
Fax:                 305.284.7787
Email:             slefkowitz@larkinhospital.com
Website:         http://www.graduatemedicaleducation.org/

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 Duty Hour Monitoring Compliance

The AOA has charged each OPTI the task of overseeing their partner institutions 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 hospitals published work hour policy.

The intern or resident must initially report in the manner outlined in Policies Governing Evaluation & Appeal Mechanism of their institutions 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 LECOMTs 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 hospitals 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
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
Shaawn Ali, D.O. Westchester General Hospital Family Medicine
Jennifer Carson, D.O. LECOM Health Millcreek Community Hospital Internal Medicine
Justin Chacko, D.O. The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine
Lisa Chang, D.O. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Family Medicine
Clark Chen, D.O. Centerstone of Florida, Inc. Psychiatry
Khen Yian Cheung, D.O. United Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine
Brandon Doverspike, D.O. Clarion Hospital Family Medicine
Jason Federline, D.O. Samaritan Medical Center Family Medicine
Dustin Golz, D.O. Saint Vincent Hospital Emergency Medicine
Phillip Helmbright, D.O. Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital Family Medicine
Sarah Hodges, D.O. Northside Hospital Internal Medicine
Natalie Hogan, D.O. Washington Health System Family Medicine
Jarred Holt, D.O. Western Reserve Hospital Orthopedic Surgery
Michael Jaje, D.O. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine
Pam Kittipongdaja, D.O. Dermatology Residency of Orlando Dermatology
Michael Majetich, D.O. UH Regional Richmond Hospitals/Bedford Family Medicine
Sanja Mehta, D.O. Centerstone of Florida, Inc. Psychiatry
Kady J. Miletti, D.O. Forbes Hospital/Family Medicine Residency Family Medicine
Kimberly Mohar, D.O. University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Emergency Medicine
Michael Nestasie, D.O. Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium Traditional Rotating Internship
Adedayo Oduye, D.O. Larking Community Hospital/Palm Springs Campus Family Medicine
Justin Orenich, D.O. Memorial Hospital General Surgery
William Pham, D.O. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine
Lidianny Polanco, D.O. Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc. Family Medicine
Benjamin Raymond, D.O. UPMC Horizon Emergency Medicine
Shamus Reimold, D.O. Meadville Medical Center Family Medicine
Troy Saline, D.O. Merit Health Wesley Emergency Medicine
Christopher Smith, D.O. St. Petersburg General Hospital Family Medicine
Steven Sorci, D.O. Northside Hospital Internal Medicine
Kevin Sorensen, D.O. St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Emergency Medicine
Monica Shah, D.O. East Liverpool City Hospital Internal Medicine
Niña Carmela Tamayo, D.O. Mercy Medical Center PM & R
Letora Washington, D.O. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Family Medicine
Brian Wojtkielewicz, D.O. PinnacleHealth Harrisburg Hospital Family 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.

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.

AOA Approved Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at University Hospitals Regional Hospitals – Academic Year 2017 – 2018:

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:

*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 desensitization’s.

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
Pauline Yurchenko at pauline.yurchenko@uhhospitals.org


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
Cell: (814) 397-3034
Email: dsanko@lecom.edu