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Internal Medicine Residency


Mary Harrls, MD
Program Director, General Internal Medicine

Dr. Harris describes the reasons why she selected Geisinger Medical Center for her residency.

The Geisinger Internal Medicine Residency is growing and now comprises 17 residents per year and four to six preliminary interns. We have recently graduated the first fellows from our nephrology fellowship and increased the number of fellows in cardiology, gastroenterology, gastroenterology/nutrition and rheumatology fellowships (Click for a list of the fellowships Geisinger offers). Our Critical Care Medicine Fellowship bagan training fellows July 1, 2009. Beyond the growth of medical education, Geisinger has been building new facilities to enhance the education of our residents. The new Hospital for Advanced Medicine opened in early 2010 and features state of the art patient rooms and technology.

Our residency curriculum is designed to give house staff a strong foundation in general internal medicine outpatient, inpatient, and intensive care, as well as significant experience in all the subspecialties of medicine. Residents may opt to do a continuity clinic in the specialty of their choice if further experience in a specialty is desired.

We sponsor a dually accredited residency for osteopathic residents, allowing completion of all AOBIM and ABIM requirements in three years, with one standard curriculum. Osteopathic residents attend monthly osteopathic grand rounds.

Geisinger boasts a long tradition of providing excellent patient care through exceptional nursing and physician service. President Barack Obama has recently cited Geisinger as a model for national healthcare reform. Twenty-four hour ancillary support frees physicians from routine tasks, including phlebotomy, IV, radiology and patient transport. We utilize an electronic medical record in all aspects of care, including data review, order entry and all charting. All radiographic studies are filmless. We have computer terminals in all clinic rooms, all call rooms and physician work rooms on every floor. 

In the past three years, our graduates went on to fellowships in all of the medical subspecialties. They obtained fellowships at Temple, Dartmouth, Mayo Clinic, University of Texas Galveston, Memorial Sloan Kettering, The University of Pittsburgh, Geisinger and other excellent institutions.


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