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Frequently asked questions

Is research a requirement?
Yes, a research project will be required for successful completion of the program. Fellows are required to complete at least one research project during their one-year fellowship. Projects submission to national/regional meetings are recognized even though not selected for presentation. Projects submitted to journals are also recognized even though not published before completion of fellowship.

Is there anything else I need to know before I apply?
We do not have a cutoff score for board exams, but we do expect candidates to have passed on the first attempt. We hold interviews from August to October. If, after reviewing your application, you are selected to interview, you will be notified, and an interview will be scheduled. Program prefers to go through National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Where can I find more information about Geisinger’s Hospice & Palliative Medicine Department?
Visit Geisinger's Palliative and Supportive Medicine website.