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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.

LECOMT OPTI Member Hospital Representative Residency Program
AHN Allegheny General Hospital Paige Langhals-Totino, DO Traditional Rotating Internship
AHN Forbes Hospital Timothy Lipp, DO Family Medicine
AHN St. Vincent Hospital
Arnot Health Jessie Atkins, DO Family Medicine
Centerstone of Florida, Inc. Rashed Rumi, DO Psychiatry
Clarion Hospital Stephen Miller, DO Traditional Rotating Internship
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Arielle Placke, DO Family Medicine
East Liverpool City Hospital Christopher Kinnear, DO Internal Medicine
Eastern Niagara Hospital Christopher Somsook, DO Family Medicine
Larkin Community Hospital/Palm Springs Emmanuel McDonald, DO Family Medicine
LECOM Health-Millcreek Seth Carter, DO Family Medicine
Manatee Memorial Juliana Dale, DO Family Medicine
Meadville Medical Center David MacAdam, DO Family Medicine
Merit Health Wesley Kevin McLendon, DO Internal Medicine
Mercy Medical Center Sahbu  Oboudiyat, DO Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
Mercy-St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Bret Bradford II, DO Emergency Medicine
Mercy-St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Stephen Teneyckm, DO Family Medicine
Merit Health Wesley Tiarra Clayton, DO Internal Medicine
Niagara Falls Memorial Center Rex Gido, DO dr.gido@gmail.com
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc. Christopher Lau, DO Family Medicine
Penn Highlands Kyle Diller, DO Family Medicine
Samaritan Medical Center John Burnett, DO Family Medicine
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Afsana Alam, DO Family Medicine
UH St. John Medical Center Casey Chafe, DO Emergency Medicine
United Memorial Medical Center Cameron McLean, DO Family Medicine
UPMC Horizon Matthew Sturdivant, DO General Surgery
Washington Health System Emily Scott, DO Family Medicine
Western Reserve Hospital Maureen Cheung, DO General Surgery


Residents interested in research opportunities offered by LECOMT should visit the LECOMT Research Projects page.  Click here for details.

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.

ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Approved Allergy/Immunology Fellowship
University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Academic Year 2018-2019:

The allergy/immunology fellowship at University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center is the first ACGME Osteopathic Focused Allergy/Immunology program in the United States and the first allergy/immunology program at our parent institution, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio. The fellowship is under the department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital. It was designed to allow the pediatrician and or the internist an opportunity to be trained and boarded in the subspecialty of allergy/immunology with osteopathic focus. Applicants with AOA or ACGME approved training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics are currently eligible to apply to this training program.

Robert Hostoffer, DO: Program Director
Devi Jhaveri, DO; Assistant Program Director
Haig Tcheurekdjian, MD
Theodur Sher, MD

Year One: The fellows participate in a 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.

The first six months of the fellowship involve rotations with the four key faculty. It is expected that the fellows reach their ACGME minimum patient and procedure log requirements during this first 6 months.

The second six months the fellows rotate through various specialties in pediatric pulmonary, pediatric ENT at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio and pediatric dermatology and Metropolitan Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.

Year Two: The beginning of the second year of training includes a two week participating in a basic immunology course in California sponsored by the American Academy of Immunology. This course is followed by clinical rotations in adult pulmonary, VCD, dermatology, bone marrow transplantation, and flow cytometry at University Hospital, Cleveland Medical Center, Main Campus.


  • All fellows will complete a research project to be completed and submitted for publication by end of second year.
  • All fellows with complete and implement a Quality Improvement project by end of second year.
  • All fellows will complete a Osteopathic research project by end of second year
  • All fellows will give a national oral presentation in their two years
  • All fellows will give a state or local presentation
  • All fellows will have published at least two case reports

Fellowship Didactic Training: (Faculty attend all didactics)
*Middleton’s club, 1st and 2nd year (one chapter on Middleton presented every week until complete)
*CD rounds. 1st year (three CDs discussed each week until complete)
*Journal club 1st and 2nd year (weekly) (one osteopathic journal club each month)
*Interleukin rounds (three interleukin discussed weekly until finished)
*Formal lecture 1st and 2nd year (weekly)
*Board Review 2nd year (weekly)
*Practice Parameter Review 2nd year (weekly)
*One Liners 1st year (weekly)
*Abass club 2nd year (monthly)
*Janeway club 1st year
*Lectures-Workshops on the Integration of Osteopathic Concepts in Allergy/Immunology.
*UH-Regional Hospitals Annual Winter Allergy/Immunology Symposium
*Osteopathic focused in-service yearly

*Antigen Mixing Workshop
*Laryngoscopy Workshop
*Insect Workshop
*Pollen Counting Workshop
*Office Anaphylaxis Workshop
*Scholar 7 & 4 video Workshop
*OMT Workshop

Contact information:
Robert Hostoffer, DO, LhD, FAAP, FACOP, FCCP, FACOI, Program Director
University Hospitals Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education
27100 Chardon Road
Richmond Heights, OH 44143
Phone: (440) 585-4821
Emily Kandra Emily.Kandra@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

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