Frequently asked questions

What is call schedule like?
We currently do a night float system. The first and second year residents take two months of night float. Third year residents take three months. The fourth year residents currently do not take night float.

How many babies are delivered per month?
We average 130 deliveries a month.

Is there enough gynecology surgery to provide experience for all levels?

Throughout the four-year program residents are given the opportunity to develop their surgical skills in general gynecology, gyneoncology, reproductive endocrinology and urogynecology. With our large referral base, there is ample volume of surgical patients for all residents. During the second, third and fourth years of the program our residents do an off-service rotation at our Geisinger Wyoming Valley site which provides additional hands-on community experience.

Does the rural location have an impact on the number of high risk/tertiary care patients available to residents?
Being recognized as a tertiary care center and with our large referral network we provide services to North Central and North East Pennsylvania encompassing 44 counties. Also, our NICU has a large base referral which brings high-risk obstetrics to our facility.

Is research a requirement?

Yes, a research project will be required for successful completion of the program. Residents are required to complete at least one research project during their four years. The projects are presented during our annual research event and must be worthy of submission to a peer-reviewed journal.