Medical Education

Choosing a Residency Program is an exciting milestone in your medical education. Millcreek Community Hospital offers Residency Programs in a variety of specialties.

Medical Education

Choosing a residency is an exciting milestone in your medical education.

Millcreek Community Hospital trains approximately 65 residents per year. We take great pride in our history of training physicians since 1977 and the commitment of our institution in providing outstanding clinical education, research opportunities, and a place for you to thrive as a student, resident, and physician.

We invite you to discover the details of our graduate medical education programs in the following specialties:

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency training: Transitional Year, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Orthopaedic Surgery. Advanced ACGME accredited fellowship training in Sports Medicine, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Council for Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) accredited program in Podiatric Medicine and surgery with the added credential in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery.
  • American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Post-Graduate Year One (PGY -1) Residency and a Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY-2) residency in Geriatrics.

Millcreek Community Hospital is committed to a diverse and inclusive learning and workplace setting that values, respects, and cares for its healthcare team. The hospital recognizes and respects the unique qualities of serving a diverse community and strives to cultivate a climate and institutional culture that will recruit, train, and retain underrepresented minority physicians, residents, fellows, faculty and students.

Links are provided to assist you in becoming familiar with all of our training programs. Medical Students interested in applying to one of our programs should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Millcreek Community Hospitals ACGME residency programs participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Residents interested in applying to the Sports Medicine and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship programs are encouraged to submit the Millcreek Residency/Fellowship application with a copy of your board scores, transcripts, prior training records and at least two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your base residency program director).


The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is the ACGME Sponsoring Institution of the ACGME accredited residency and fellowships at Millcreek Community Hospital.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that sets and monitors voluntary professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans. Graduate medical education (GME) refers to the period of education in a particular specialty (residency) or subspecialty (fellowship) following medical school; the ACGME oversees the accreditation of residency and fellowship programs in the U.S.

The Sponsoring Institution received a Probationary Accreditation effective April 19, 2022.  The ACGME conducted a virtual site review on September 29, 2022, and the Sponsoring Institution was removed from Probation and is now on Continued Accreditation with warning.

The sponsoring institution takes ACGME’s decision very seriously and is committed to assuring the improvement of oversight of our Graduate Medical Education programs and to be in substantial compliance with the ACGME Sponsoring Institution requirements. We remain confident in our ability to fully address the issues raised by the ACGME as the sponsoring institution and anticipate doing so with minimal impact to the trainees in our residency and fellowship programs.

Historical Institutional Accreditation – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • May 2016 – Continued Pre-Accreditation
  • July 2016 – Initial Accreditation
  • May 2019 – Continued Accreditation
  • January 2020 – Continued Accreditation
  • January 2021 – Continued Accreditation
  • January 2022- Continued Accreditation
  • April 2022 – Probationary Accreditation – Next site visit September 2022
  • September 2022 – Continued Accreditation with Warning – Next Site Visit approximately August 2023

Below is a summary of the accreditation status for our residency and fellowship programs.

  • Transitional Year – Continued Accreditation
  • Family Medicine – Continued Accreditation
  • Psychiatry – Continued Accreditation
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Initial Accreditation
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship – Continued Accreditation
  • Child Psychiatry Fellowship – Continued Accreditation

LECOM Sponsoring Institution GME Policies

Selection of residents and fellows shall not be based on race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, color, or disability, which would not directly impede the training process or any other characteristic protected by law.