Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be well trained to operate?
The surgical experience of residents graduating from our training program compares very favorably with national averages. The teaching staff is committed to training each resident to a high level of surgical competency.

Will I get sufficient supervision?
Our training program involves much one-on-one attending staff-resident supervision and interaction. Ample backup and supervision is provided with development of more independent decision making as knowledge and skills progress.

What about academic conferences?
A full complement of teaching conferences is held monthly. As a reflection of the quality of our residents and their training Geisinger otolaryngology residents won the 2013 Academic Bowl at the annual meeting of the AAO-HNS in Vancouver. Traditionally in-service examination scores have been very strong.

What about fellowship training?
Geisinger's graduates have successfully obtained outstanding fellowship training positions. Our graduates have done fellowships in head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology and laryngology.

Will I pass my boards?
Every graduate our Geisinger's program in the past 30+ years has been successfully board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

What are some useful links related to the program?