Frequently asked questions

Where are we located?
Geisinger's Osteopathic General Surgery Residency Program is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV). We are approximately 60 miles from our Danville campus, two hours from Philadelphia and New York City, and three hours to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Learn more about the region here.

How many residents do we accept? 
We currently fill five positions annually (5-5-5-5-5 program). Resident allocation is based upon AOA and NRMP matching. 

How are we accredited?
Geisinger Health System's Osteopathic General Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) to train and graduate five categorical residents each year. Our program provides clinical and operative expertise in all areas of surgery including surgical subspecialties. Residents are exposed to progressively increasing levels of supervised clinical and operative responsibility thus providing the ideal environment for the development of independent surgeons.

Do we use an electronic health record (EHR) system?
Geisinger utilizes EPIC as our fully integrated electronic health records system. 

Do we sponsor Visas?
We currently do not sponsor Visas for osteopathic general surgery residents.

What are the program's outcomes?

Upon completion of the Osteopathic General Surgery Residency at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, graduates leave prepared, competent and confident in delivering quality cost-efficient care in their surrounding communities. Geisinger Health System believes in the quality of our graduates having retained four of our past graduates to join our surgical department (service line). 

In addition, we have had past graduates successfully accept fellowship opportunities: vascular at Geisinger Medical Center; CT in Albany, N.Y., and Albert Einstein; and critical care at RWJ. Other graduates have gone on to sign as general surgery physicians in select communities in New York, Pennsylvania and Missouri.

What are some useful links related to the program?
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