The family practice residency program was approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in 1988.
The AOA-accredited program leads eligible candidates to certification by the AOA and the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
The program — with a total of eight positions: two for OGME-1 and six for OGME-2 and OGME-3 — will continue to have trainees in each of the three years.
The curriculum, call schedule, and experience will be identical for all first-year trainees.
Family practice residents will interact on patient care with residents from the general surgery and internal medicine residency programs.
Osteopathic instruction is provided through:
The first year provides incoming residents with solid introduction to the breadth and diversity of family medicine. It includes a series of inpatient rotations at UPMC Horizon (internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine) and one month of out-of-house rotation in the ICU/CCU at UPMC Presbyterian.
In-hospital rotations may possibly involve a second- or third-year resident, along with an attending physician and possibly a medical student. This allows our residents to receive one-on-one ratio training.
Residents also spend one half-day session, per week, at our American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-approved Continuity of Care Family Practice Clinic.
A resident’s call schedule includes one night per week and one weekend per month for in-house call.
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The second- and third-year curriculum offers more selective and elective rotations, along with the required rotations by the AOA, in order to achieve a greater educational experience in medicine and surgery.
A resident’s call schedule continues to be one night per week and one weekend per month (call from home).
The continuity training experience, within the continuity of care family practice clinic, provides the resident with a training environment equivalent to that of a private practice.
The continuity of care clinic is conducted by experienced family practice physician, Aaron Listopad, DO.
The continuity training experience will develop those skills and experiences necessary to give the resident the competence and confidence to provide exceptional patient care.
The goals of the continuity training experience are to provide:
Residents spend one half day per week in the clinic during their OGME-1 and then four and a half days per week during OGME-2 and OGME-3.
Residents are actively involved in:
Residents are often recruited to the local community.
Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: UPMC Horizon (Shenango Valley Medical Center)
Certification: American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Joined Faculty: 1975
Dr. Listopad is currently on the teaching staffs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as the clinical teaching staff at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The scope of his practice includes pediatrics, adolescents and adult medicine, and geriatrics.
Internship and Residency: UPMC Horizon
Joined Faculty: 2000
Dr. Schroyer is co-owner of a private family practice in New Wilmington, where he sees patients in the areas of pediatrics, adolescents, adult medicine, and geriatrics. In addition, he provides care to Westminster College students as the college physician.
Dr. Schroyer is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserves and has completed several tours of duty, including detainee care in Iraq in 2008.
Dr. Shipton provides family medicine services at Primary Health Network (PHN) Mercer Primary Care. He has been affiliated with PHN since July 2000 and serves as PHN's associate medical director.
Dr. Shipton earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a family practice residency at Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh.
He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and has medical staff privileges at UPMC Horizon.
A family medicine physician, Dr. Fullerton joined Primary Health Network in September 2012.
He earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a family medicine residency at UPMC St. Margaret.
He holds dual certifications in family medicine from the American College of Osteopathic Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Fullerton has medical staff privileges at UPMC Horizon.
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