Geisinger's Orthopaedics Residency participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for NRMP matching candidates.
Resident selection overview
Our five-year orthopaedic surgery residency program accepts three PGY-1 resident trainees to begin on July 1 of each year. Applicants are selected for interviews based on the personal standards of individual faculty members and current residents, medical school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and USMLE scores.
The interview process takes place in December and January. Each applicant selected to interview meets with as many faculty members as possible, and will have substantial time to spend with current residents. Included in the day's schedule are tours of Geisinger Medical Center's facilities (including our outpatient surgery center), and tours of Danville and the surrounding area for spouses and significant others. Hotel accommodations for the evening before are arranged through the Office of Medical Education, along with a reception the evening before by the orthopaedic surgery residents.
Medical student rotationsAll qualified applicants seeking a residency in orthopaedics are openly encouraged to visit the department. Although we prefer a one-month rotation, any time spent in the department is viewed as an asset to the applicant.
GHS participates in the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS®) program and encourages fourth year medical students to extern with our orthopaedic department. We provide medical students exposure to a broad range of orthopaedic pathology. Visiting students rotate weekly through a variety of orthopaedic specialties and are invited to actively participate in daily conferences, journal clubs, skill labs, clinic, the OR, and taking call with the residents.
For more information about VSAS, including discount rate housing for participating students, contact Geisinger's medical education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Temple, orthopaedic residency program coordinator, at email@example.com.