Since its inception in 1915, Geisinger Health System has had an unwavering commitment to medical education. We proudly continue our legacy of patient-centered care and academic excellence (Medical Student Compact).
Today, Geisinger Health System serves as the clinical campus of Temple University School of Medicine and The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Students from these schools complete their clinical education (third and fourth years of medical school) within Geisinger Health System. In addition to the required core rotations and electives, students complete the Geisinger Integrated Curriculum (.pdf) that provides them with an understanding of how quality, value, patient safety and team skills are integrated into systems of modern healthcare delivery.
Although these schools serve as the primary affiliates, Geisinger welcomes more than 300 students each year from 25 different states. Affiliated students have the opportunity to complete third-year core clerkships in all major specialties at the Geisinger Health System. Geisinger also offers opportunities in more than 40 clinical electives.
Clinical campus students complete the majority of their clinical clerkships throughout Geisinger Health System. The Danville campus includes the 388-bed Geisinger Medical Center, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, the region’s only Fertility Center, Geisinger Heart Institute, Geisinger Neuroscience Institute and most recently the Center for Health Research. The campus is also undergoing a $100 million expansion including the new Center for Advanced Medicine. Geisinger Wyoming Valley, located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, includes the Pearsall Heart Hospital and Henry Cancer Center.
A wide variety of electives and subinternships are available for both affiliated and visiting medical students.
Geisinger Health System clinical campus sites are located near major highways and are within easy driving distance to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh. Both Danville and Wilkes-Barre, PA, offer the beauty of central Pennsylvania countryside with friendly, affordable communities.
Douglas F. Kupas, MD