Director's message

Thank you for considering the General Surgery Residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Education is one of the fundamental missions of our department. We pride ourselves on our commitment to resident education.

The hallmarks of this program are early its operative experience, program for gradual attainment of technical and clinical autonomy, daily didactic conferences, comprehensive simulation curriculum, and a robust resident research program. In addition, the commitment of our faculty to resident education is exemplary.

The clinical volume at Geisinger Medical Center is extremely high. Clinical programs in our department include trauma (GMC is a Level I Regional Trauma Center), acute care, surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, general and community surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, transplant surgery and critical care. The department consists of a network of community programs that allow for comprehensive training.

We hope that you consider this program seriously as we believe the training combines the best of academic and community surgery. The environment is a nurturing one and the commitment to education is a serious one.

Thank you and best wishes,

Mohsen Shabahang, MD
Director, General Surgery Residency