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, and fourth-year residents currently take one month of night float.

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, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and urogynecology. With our large referral base, there is ample volume of surgical patients for all residents and our residents graduate exceeding the minimum number requirement for cases set forth by the ACGME.

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 more than three million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey.  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 by the end of their third year of residency. The projects are presented during our annual research event and must be worthy of submission to a peer-reviewed journal.