Chairman's message

Thank you for exploring Geisinger Health System for your residency training in psychiatry. We are excited to offer a psychiatry residency training program in addition to our more than 40 other programs in a wide variety of primary care and specialty disciplines, located in our academically focused healthcare system, led by our tertiary care facility, Geisinger Medical Center.

The Division of Psychiatry is broad in its inter-professional reach, with combined and co-located sections including adult and geriatric psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychology and behavioral medicine, pediatric psychology, addiction medicine, and neuropsychology. Psychiatry residents will learn cutting edge inter-professional models of care including integration of adult and pediatric psychologists in primary care and specialty clinics. Residents will interact throughout their training years, clinically and in research efforts, with clinical psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows, neuropsychology fellows, neurology residents, and internal medicine residents, who all rotate on psychiatry services. GHS trains future clinicians in a variety of disciplines, including students in nursing, social work, physical and occupational therapy, and physician assisting, to name a few.

I am proud of the psychiatry faculty assembled here at Geisinger. Our essential faculty includes representation across the essential disciplines in the field, including child and adolescent, geriatric, forensic, sleep, addiction, ECT, and consultation-liaison subspecialists. They bring combined decades of experience, development, and learning to the service of our residents and students. The dedication to mentoring and forming future clinicians is evident daily in our practice, emphasizing compassionate care, evidence-based learning, and quality improvement in every setting. The collegial and positive working environment inherent at Geisinger encourages personal and professional growth across the board.

Geisinger Health System features the rare access to data analytics and population health capabilities powered by our fully integrated electronic health record. For 20 years, GHS has led health care in implementation of technology that facilitates communication with patients and with providers. Featuring MyGeisinger, MyChart mobile app, and OpenNotes, clinicians can seamlessly communicate with people under their care. With the completely integrated functionality of Epic EHR, including full past medical records accessed with just a mouse click, information exchange with other institutions in and out of the state, full data-mining capabilities, projection of all radiologic images within the record featuring easy navigation, direct links to the most popular clinical data resources such as Up To Date from within the medical record, and remote access to all from home, GHS is routinely named among the 100 Most Wired Hospitals.

Being a part of Geisinger for 25 years, my family and I can attest to life in the Susquehanna Valley as thoroughly enjoyable. It is a truly unique setting in which an academic center of our magnitude is located amid a quaint rural landscape filled with family favorites - great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals, along with a wealth of culture and recreational activities.

I sincerely hope this overview of all that Geisinger has to offer a Psychiatry resident during their pivotal training years has been helpful as you decide which program is a best fit for you. If you would like any additional information regarding the program and our health system, please contact the psychiatry residency program office as listed in the contacts section. Best wishes in your search and in your career.

Sincerely,

Stephen J. Paolucci, MD
Chairman, Division of Psychiatry
Geisinger Health System