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Geisinger offers a four-week elective rotation in anesthesiology with the goal of providing a supervised educational experience emphasizing professionalism and interpersonal communication.

Our department provides anesthesia, critical care, and pain medicine-related services for a wide variety of cases. In addition to over 3,000 obstetric deliveries each year, we perform over 41,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries, including neonatal surgery, adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, renal/hepatic/pancreatic transplantation, adult and pediatric neurosurgery, high risk obstetrics, and trauma.

In addition to 29 operating rooms and two operative obstetric delivery rooms at GMC, anesthesia is also provided in out-of-OR sites for MRI, CT scanning, ECT treatments, cardiac catheterizations and GI procedures. We also provide anesthesia services at seven other facilities including our Outpatient Surgery Center in Danville, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Geisinger-South Wilkes-Barre Hospital, Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, and Geisinger Endoscopy Center.

The rotating medical student will be integrated into our service by becoming active in the daily care of our patients. The student will learn airway management techniques, safe conduct of general anesthesia for adult and pediatric patients, and an introduction to neuraxial and peripheral regional anesthetic techniques.

Goals & objectives

The overall educational objective goal is to provide for the rotating medical student with exposure to is to teach the basics of anesthesiology.

Specific educational goals will include :

  • Airway management techniques
  • Safe conduct of a general anesthesia for adult patients
  • Safe conduct of a general anesthesia for pediatric patients
  • Introduction to neuraxial anesthetic techniques

Apply now

Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) 

Contact us

Megan Longenberger, BS
Medical Education Coordinator