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Internal Medicine Residency

About us

We continue to grow
The Geisinger Internal Medicine Residency Program was started back in 1955 with only one resident. We are a dually accredited (ACGME and AOA) three-year program that has grown exponentially since its inception, now comprising 54 residents total, with 18 residents per year. In addition to our residency’s growth, we have expanded our subspecialty fellowship programs as well, currently offering cardiology, critical care medicine (CCM), pulmonary/CCM, gastroenterology, nephrology, rheumatology, hospice & palliative medicine, and our newest addition in 2016, clinical informatics. In addition, advanced fellowships in interventional cardiology and advanced endoscopy are also available.

Program highlights

  • Residency curriculum designed to give house staff a strong foundation in general internal medicine outpatient, inpatient, and intensive care, as well as significant experiences in all the subspecialties of medicine
  • Didactic curriculum revamped in 2016 to include both intern and upper level morning report, a new emphasis on clinical reasoning, and several specialty conferences to enhance interactive learning
  • 24-hour ancillary support, freeing physicians from routine tasks, including phlebotomy, IV, radiology and patient transport
  • Robust electronic medical record in place for nearly 20 years and used in all aspects of clinical care, including data review, order entry, and all charting
  • Access to data on providers’ adherence to evidence-based guidelines, as well as opportunity to use the data for research purposes
  • Internal funding support for research activities, including reimbursement for accepted presentations
  • Osteopathic recognition track
  • Clinician educator track, with potential to obtain a Masters in Medical Education for selected candidates, with recruitment to begin during the 2016-2017

Additional educational experiences
In addition to our ongoing didactics, there are several additional educational opportunities offered to our residents. Some of these include:

  • Fundamentals of critical care (FCCS) training during intern orientation
  • Simulation: 
    • Standardized patient sessions, designed to enhance communication skills and to evaluate clinical skills
    • Cadaver joint injection workshops
  • Bioethics seminar
  • Practice management seminar
  • Cognitive skills course
  • Patient experience training
  • Mock interviews for third-years applying for fellowships or practice
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) writing workshops
  • Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Day