Intern Training Program

The Internship Program at Millcreek Community Hospital is an educational program requiring extensive participation in patient care.

Intern Training Programs

For the post match scramble, all interested applicants should complete an on-line residency application. The application is located at Residency/Fellowship Application. If you should have any questions, please contact us.

Program Director: John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed.), kalata_johnFACOFP
Telephone: (814) 868-8217

The Internship Program at Millcreek Community Hospital is an educational program requiring extensive participation in patient care. It is characterized by a broad range of inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences in the management of patients with a wide spectrum of health problems. The Hospital provides an outstanding educational environment incorporating both didactic and bedside training. The structure of the internship fulfills the first year requirement for each residency offered at Millcreek Community Hospital, and permits each intern to develop his or her clinical skills as new osteopathic physicians.

“Our program trains the Interns to think on their feet,” stated Dr. John Kalata, Director of Medical Education, Intern Program Director. “Each Intern graduates from our program with solid decision making skills and the clinical background needed to excel in their Residency Programs.”

Participation in the Master of Science in Medical Education Program, offered by LECOM, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, is a requirement of our Training Programs. Residents are required to complete the program, which is tuition free for our trainees, which results in a Master of Science Degree conferred during the Residency. Residents may be eligible for continued student loan deferments while enrolled in this program.


PGY-1 Stipend: The salary for our PGY-1 trainees is competitive with other hospitals, and varies based on the residency to where the trainee is accepted.

Vacation: Residents receive twenty days of paid leave and three days for illness each training year. (This includes five days for CME)

Educational Allowance: Interns receive $1,800.00 for continuing medical education which can be used to participate in extramural educational seminars or the purchase of books, subscriptions or other scholarly materials. Interns take the ACLS Certification course at Millcreek Community Hospital, at no cost.

Free Membership to LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center.

Relocation Allowance: Incoming Interns are granted up to $1,000 relocation allowance to facilitate the move to Erie, PA. There is a wide range of housing options in both urban and rural settings. Hospital subsidized housing is also available. The MCH staff will be happy to assist you in finding accommodations to suit you.

Insurance: Interns receive malpractice, medical, dental and life insurance at no cost. Medical Insurance for the Intern and his family is provided. A pharmaceutical plan allows prescriptions to be filled by the Hospital s Pharmacy at a reduced rate. Life Insurance is provided with a benefit equal to one year’s salary.

On-Call Meals: The Intern receives all meals while on-duty and while on-call at Millcreek Community Hospital, at no cost. Their family may join them and receive the employee discount on all meals.

Library Facilities: Millcreek Community Hospital has a well-equipped library where Interns may obtain computerized literature searches and copies of articles at no charge. The MCH Medical Library has an active interlibrary loan program through LECOM, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Interns also have access to the library at The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Other Benefits: Interns are provided with three lab coats each year at no charge.

Contact for more information:

  • John J. Kalata, D.O., M.S. (Med. Ed.), Director of Medical Education, Intern Program Director,

LECOM Health – Millcreek Community Hospital
Medical Education
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

Kaitlin Hanes
Medical Education Program Coordinator
Internal Medicine Residency
Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship
Gastroenterology Fellowship
Integrative Medicine Fellowship
(814) 868-8217

Michalle Schodt
Medical Education Program Coordinator
Orthopedic Surgery Residency
OMM Fellowship
(814) 868-8206

Tara Yochim
Medical Education Program Coordinator
Family Medicine Residency
Podiatry Residency
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Traditional Rotating Internship
(814) 868-8294

Alexa Sonney
Medical Education Program Coordinator
Psychiatry Residency
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
(814) 868-8229

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