Curriculum

This three-year residency is based at Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV) with select rotations at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, and the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Hospital. The curriculum meets the requirements for both the ABOFP and the ABFM, and the program retains dual-accreditation for both osteopathic and allopathic residents. Continuity outpatient clinic occurs at one of four community practices within the area – the resident’s continuity site remains the same throughout the entirety of their training. The curriculum occurs over a 13-block academic year.

PGY-1 rotations
The first year emphasizes acute inpatient care with both children and adults.  One half-day per week is spent in the outpatient continuity clinic.

  • Inpatient pediatrics
  • Obstetrics (2 blocks)
  • Inpatient family medicine (3 blocks)
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gynecology
  • General surgery/trauma
  • ICU
  • Newborn nursery/NICU

PGY-2 rotations
The second year expands upon the skills learned in the first year and introduces continuity obstetrical care, nursing home and office-based skills. Residents spend three half-days per week in their outpatient continuity site.

  • Behavioral medicine
  • Inpatient cardiology
  • Outpatient cardiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Inpatient family medicine (4 blocks)
  • Outpatient surgery clinic
  • Pediatric urgent care
  • Geriatrics/community medicine
  • Inpatient pediatrics
  • Elective (1 block)

PGY-3 rotations
The third year allows ample time to explore aspects of family medicine that the resident feels they will need in anticipation of their graduation and transition to independent practice.  Residents spend 3 half-days per week in their outpatient continuity site.

  • Urology
  • Inpatient family medicine (2 blocks)
  • Sports medicine
  • Pediatric subspecialty clinic
  • Outpatient pediatrics
  • Women’s health selective
  • ENT/ophthalmology
  • Geriatrics/community medicine
  • Elective (4 blocks)

Additional education is provided through weekly core lectures, a longitudinal practice management curriculum, community outreach at a local free clinic, robust sports medicine opportunities to include side line events and mass pre-participation physicals, and a collegiate working environment with a full-complement of community specialists.