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Frequently asked questions

Are your faculty board-certified?
Yes, all faculty is board-certified in nephrology. 

Does your staff participate in research?
Yes, our nephrology staff participates in local, regional, state, national, federal, and independent research. 

What are your outcomes?
Commitment of staff and educational excellence are the cornerstones our program and translate in our perfect pass rate on national board examinations of our fellows. Through 2016 we have maintained a 100 percent passing rate on the ABIM Nephrology Board Examination.

Do you have a robust dialysis program?
Yes, our dialysis program includes more than 300 patients in all modalities, including in center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and home hemodialysis.

How rigorous is your research program?

The Geisinger Kidney Health Research Institute (KHRI) has three dedicated nephrology clinical investigators supported by a full-time biostatistician, project manager, and research assistant. KHRI provides an outstanding resource for fellows to successfully participate in research.

Does the program sponsor H1B visas?
Yes, our program will sponsor H1B visas.

Is moonlighting allowed?
Moonlighting opportunities exist at Geisinger. A separate credentialing application is required. The moonlighting hours count towards the 80-hour work week rules. Fellows who are moonlighting must be in good standing with the program.

Interview process
Geisinger offers on site lodging and meals for the duration of your interview.