In the second century of graduate medical education at Geisinger Health System, the General Surgery Residency will continue its tradition of excellence in patient care, education, and research. Geisinger Health System which now spans 31 counties in rural Pennsylvania has been asked by its Board of Governors and CEO to grow. In order to grow, specific service lines have been created in the areas of minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, cancer, transplant, and pediatrics. These service lines encompass the entire Health System through its west, central, and east hubs allowing for more coordinated and efficient patient care.
The goal of the General Surgery Residency Program is to create a well-rounded individual with technical expertise in the various aspects of general surgery including subspecialty surgery. Graduates of the program have traditionally been certified by the American Board of Surgery and have pursued both community and academic careers. Approximately one-half of our graduates pursue additional fellowship training.
Resident education is provided by 23 full-time faculty in the various surgical disciplines at one facility, Geisinger Medical Center, the main campus of Geisinger Health System. Residents also complete general surgery rotations at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
The program focuses on the six core competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.