Frequently asked questions

What about interview season should I know?
We interview candidates from mid-October until early January. Our primary interview day is Thursday. Candidates have the opportunity to meet with several residents over an informational dinner the night before and we provide one night of lodging.

Can I receive osteopathic accreditation if I don't come through the DO match?
Yes you can. We offer dual accreditation to all osteopathic residents regardless of match pathway.

What is your board pass rate?
The pass rate for internal medicine is 89% and pediatrics is 88%. Both board pass rates have been above national average since the program's inception in 1984.

What are the unique training opportunities?
Residents will have opportunity to participate in many unique educational offerings, such as, quality improvement, patient safety, bioethics, health systems, research methodologies, transitions of care, statistics, practice management, global health, and leadership development.

What is life like in Danville?
Many of our residents describe living in Danville as relaxed and low-key and "the perfect place to live for residency." It is an ideal community setting in which we live and work. There are ample opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, as well as fairs and festivals all year round. With universities in each of the surrounding communities, there are also many opportunities for educational and cultural activities. The cost of living is very reasonable, enough so that over half of the residents own their own homes. Being a short drive from several major cities, like New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, allows for quick weekend getaways. To learn more about our region, click here.

What are your research opportunities?
Residents have ample opportunity to explore research through the clinical research facility, the Henry Hood Center for Health Research or the basic science research center, the Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for Research. Geisinger's robust electronic medical record and data repository systems allow residents to pursue clinical projects. Residents are eligible to receive internal grand funding of up to $2,000 per project (maximum of five projects per year) to aid research efforts. Many of our residents are actively involved in research projects.

What types of mentorship programs do you have?
While the residency administrative team provides general mentorship, all residents are encouraged to select a mentor by the second year of residency. Depending on individual professional interests, some residents may opt for more than one mentor (i.e. research, fellowship, or leadership).