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 four 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 rotations
All 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.
For more information about VSAS, including discount rate housing for participating students, contact Geisinger's medical education department at email@example.com or Jessica Temple, orthopaedic residency program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.