Medical Education: <br /> News & Events

Medical Education:
News & Events

Firelands Regional Medical Education program offers trainees in our osteopathic graduate medical education and undergraduate medical education numerous activities to maintain a healthy balance between a robust training experience and a balanced lifestyle.

Please choose a link below to learn about the various news and events which feature our trainees.

Family Medicine Residency Program Receives Osteopathic Recognition

Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency program was recently granted Osteopathic Recognition status by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Firelands offers three medical education programs – Family Medicine Residency, Traditional Rotating Internship, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship – all of which are designed to provide resident physicians with superb clinical medical education.

Osteopathic Recognition is awarded to an ACGME-accredited graduate medical education program providing requisite training in the Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP). Recognition is additional acknowledgment, supplemental to accreditation, for identified elements or categories of a program. Recognition is conferred through a voluntary process of evaluation and review based on published recognition standards.

For more than 40 years, Firelands Regional Medical Center has provided osteopathic medical education in Northwest Ohio, graduating over 285 residents and interns. Fostering a collegial environment, both allopathic and osteopathic physicians work together to offer a quality clinical medical education to the trainees. Firelands Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized for its award-winning care.

Clinical Skills Lab 2016

Click here to view the photos from the Clinical Skills Lab.

Fishing Trip 2016

Click here to view the photos from the 2016 Fishing Trip.

Sim Man Lab

Click here to view the photos from the Sim Man lab.

Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Medical Education Program Awarded OSMA Accreditation

Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Continuing Medical Education program was surveyed by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) Focused Task Force and was awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years. This is the highest amount of accreditation the OSMA awards.

The primary purpose of OSMA accreditation is to ensure quality and integrity in continuing medical education (CME) by establishing criteria for the accreditation of CME providers in Ohio, including determining whether accredited providers meet and maintain accreditation criteria, promoting organizational self-assessment and improvement, and recognizing excellence.

“Receiving a six-year Accreditation with Commendation is an amazing testament to the hard work and commitment of all stakeholders involved in planning and implementing CME offerings at Firelands,” said Luis Perez, D.O., director of continuing medical education at Firelands. “Many different departments at Firelands have to work together to make quality CME programs possible, and it’s great to see the results of our excellent teamwork and collegiality recognized by the OSMA surveyors.”

For more than 40 years, Firelands Regional Medical Center has provided osteopathic medical education in Northwest Ohio, graduating over 285 residents and interns. Fostering a collegial environment, both allopathic and osteopathic physicians work together to offer a quality clinical medical education to the trainees. Firelands Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized for its award-winning care.

Firelands Regional Medical Center Celebrates 34th Graduation

The Plum Brook Country Club served as the backdrop as 10 physicians were recognized during the 34th graduation ceremony for Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Medical Education program. Eric Mast, D.O., Director, Medical Education/Family Medicine Residency at Firelands Regional Medical Center, recognized the following graduates of the 2013-2016 Family Medicine Residency Class and the 2015-2016 Internship Class:

  • Crystal L. Parks, DO, Family Medicine Resident will be joining Providence Family Physicians at Alabama Providence Health Care Services in Semmes, Alabama.
  • Maulin G. Shah, DO, Family Medicine Resident will be joining will be joining OSF Medical Group in Dwight, IL.
  • Kendra N. von der Embse, DO, Family Medicine Resident will be joining the Providence Medical Group’s Beavercreek Commons Family Practice in Beavercreek, Ohio. 
  • Matthew N. Widmer, DO,  Family Medicine Resident will be continuing his training at ProMedica Primary Care Sports Fellowship at Wildwood Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. 
  • Darrel A. Ceballos, DO, Traditional Rotating Intern will be continuing his training as a Radiology Resident at The University of South Alabama.
  • Andrew C. Gantzer, DO, Traditional Rotating Intern will be continuing his training in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Firelands Regional Medical Center. 
  • Adeline T. Kikam, DO, Traditional Rotating Intern will be continuing her training as a Dermatology Resident at Texas OPTI / Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center in McAllen, Texas. 
  • June C. Kunapareddy, DO, Traditional Rotating Intern will be continuing her training as a Dermatology Resident at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

James Preston, D.O., Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Firelands Regional Medical Center, recognized the following graduates of the 2015-2016 Hospice and Palliative Fellowship:

  • Matthew R. Brown, DO, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow will be joining the Palliative Medicine Department at Ohio Health – Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus Ohio. 
  • Anna R. Kent, DO, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow will be joining the Summit Family Physicians/Summit Palliative Care Department at Summit Health, Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. 

Martin Tursky, CEO of Firelands Regional Medical Center provided welcoming comments to the graduates and those in attendance.

After receiving their awards and certificates, graduates presented awards to area physicians who were instrumental in providing instruction and guidance during the year. 

Dr. Kristopher Lindbloom was recognized as the recipient of the Family Medicine Residency Preceptor of the Year Award. Dr. Abhilash Perisetti was recognized with the Internship Preceptor of the Year Award.

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Outstanding Physician Awards were presented to Dr. Matthew Braniecki (Primary Care Physician); Dr. Todd Rambasek (Specialty Care); Dr. Michael Powers (Primary Care Specialty Physician); and Dr. Matthew Johnston (Resident Physician). 

Family Health Services Preceptors were also recognized and included Reagan E.A. Bristol, D.O., Kari M. Ketvertis, M.D., Luis L. Perez, D.O., and John F. Ramey, D.O.

The evening concluded with a benediction from James E. Preston, D.O., Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Dean.

Bowling Night 2016

Bowling Night 2016 provided Firelands Medical Education Residents and Interns, along with their families, an evening of entertainment and camaraderie. Faculty members along with members of Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Senior Management also participated in the evening event.

Dr. Mast Recognized as Master Faculty by Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Firelands Physician Group is pleased to announce that Eric E. Mast, DO, Director of Medical Education and Family Medicine Residency Program at Firelands Regional Medical Center, has been chosen as one of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (OU-HCOM) Master Faculty.

The Master Faculty award is to recognize exemplary Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) faculty and their dedication to OU-HCOM, the CORE System, and their ongoing contributions to clinical education programs.

Dr. Mast is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He completed his medical education at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH.