Resident experiences

Social events

  • Annual weekend retreat for residents and their families
  • Quarterly events including: Halloween party, holiday party, barbeques, laser tag outings, game nights, escape room, rock climbing, paintball

I am glad to have the opportunity to continue my training at Geisinger Neurology. I feel that the whole team is focused on providing excellent patient care, encourages a collegial working environment and values high quality education.

Geisinger had been my top choice since the time I interviewed here for my neurology residency. There were a number of factors that played a key role including state of the art hospital, electronic health records, friendly and congenial environment of the program. The faculty are very friendly, always available for your questions, concerns and supervision. There is also great emphasis on resident education and well being. The boot camp that is a didactic block during PGY2 and PGY4 is really beneficial for RITE and boards preparation. The area around Geisinger is also family centered with some of the best school districts in Pennsylvania state along with a number of out door activities including hiking, biking and kayaking.

I can honestly say that I am glad I chose this program for residency. Geisinger is the perfect atmosphere to learn. The faculty are superb, teaching frequently and are always available. They genuinely care about the patients and the residents. The community is great and the area is very laid back. I have heard outside residents and physicians comment on how our program is more like a family than a residency program. I agree with this statement, we do many things together and care about each other’s well being.

I joined this residency in it's infancy. Over the last several years this program has developed into an excellent neurology teaching program. As residents we have significant input into the structure and development of the program. We have established a strong didactic curriculum and our month of "boot camp" where second- and fourth-years spend a full month submerged in neuro-anatomy is unique and educational. I am very proud of what this program has become and would recommend it to any student looking for a great location to learn neurology.

As part of the first neurology class, I had a unique and superbly positive experience upon arriving at Geisinger. During my intern year, rotating in several of the various departments in the hospital, I was met with a warm reception by every department I rotated with. Either overtly or subtly, I got a sense that the hospital as a whole was happy to have neurology residents. Soon after starting I found people from all over the hospital seeking out our residents to answer neurology questions. As neurology residents, we are part of an outstanding multidisciplinary team of neuro-specialists who have been eager to teach, share their experiences and insights with clinical experience from a wide variety of backgrounds. I have been very happy having chosen Geisinger for my neurology training and I foresee completing it with a great knowledge and experience base as well lasting relationships.
- PGY-4

Work among friends, learn from great teachers.

As an intern there is plenty of interaction with the rest of the neurology residents, thus keeping us informed and integrated in the program. All of the attendings are excited to have us in the program and want to work with us in becoming neurologists. Geisinger is very focused on the education of residents, so the attendings in all programs foster learning atmospheres that are laid back and informative. Having a wife and several children, this program has been very accommodating as well. My children are welcome at many events and Geisinger has an auxiliary program through which families of residents do fun things together. The area is wonderful and prices for food, gas and housing are decent as well. Overall I am very excited about my decision to come here.