Geisinger's Neurosurgery Residency participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applicants for seven-year categorical positions must enter the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). As a newly accredited program, we will be considering applicants for seven-year positions starting with the PGY-1 year.
All applicants must apply through ERAS® and submit all required materials and the following documents:
- Medical student performance evaluation
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from American Board of Surgery-certified surgeons who are familiar with your work
- USMLE Step I scores (Step II required before residency program starts)
- Personal statement
We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement but rather review your complete application considering all provided information. High scores and academic honors, however, do influence our Selection Committee.
If you are an international medical graduate, contact your local Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) office for more information on ERAS. Foreign medical graduates are required to have ECFMG certification before applying to our program.
After the selection committee has reviewed your completed file, and if you are offered an interview, you will be contacted by e-mail to select a date for your interview. Include your e-mail address as part of your ERAS application.
Interviews for the neurosurgery residency will be granted by invitation only. During the interview process, candidates will receive an overview of the program, will have a tour of the facilities, and will meet with several staff physicians and residents. Local area tours for applicants family and friends are conducted by the Geisinger Auxiliary and must be scheduled through the residency program coordinator prior to the interview date. Overnight accommodations will be provided at the Pine Barn Inn, located at the entrance of Geisinger Medical Center’s campus.
Medical students are also welcomed to apply for visiting rotations. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.