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Curriculum

This three-year residency is based at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital (GLH) with select rotations at Geisinger Gray's Woods, Geisinger Scenery Park, and Geisinger Medical Center. The curriculum meets the requirements for ABFM, and the program is accredited through ACGME. Continuity outpatient clinic occurs at one of two Family Practice Center community practices. The resident’s continuity site remains the same throughout the entirety of their training. The curriculum occurs over a 13-block academic year.

PGY-1 rotations
The first year emphasizes acute inpatient care with both children and adults. One or two half-days per week are spent in the outpatient continuity clinic, depending on the rotation.

  • Pediatrics inpatient/outpatient
  • Obstetrics
  • Inpatient family medicine
  • Inpatient cardiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gynecology
  • General surgery/wound care
  • ICU/pulmonology
  • Inpatient psychiatry

PGY-2 rotations
The second year expands upon the skills learned in the first year and introduces continuity obstetrical care, nursing home and further office-based skills. Residents spend, on average, four half-days per week in their outpatient continuity site.

  • Behavioral medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Outpatient cardiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Inpatient family medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Urology
  • Gynecology/women’s health
  • Nephrology
  • Geriatrics
  • Inpatient pediatrics
  • Neurology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Elective

PGY-3 rotations
The third year allows ample time to explore aspects of family medicine that the resident feels they will need in anticipation of their graduation and transition to independent practice. Residents spend, on average, four half-days per week in their outpatient continuity site.

  • Endocrinology
  • Inpatient family medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Community Medicine
  • Outpatient pediatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology
  • ENT/ophthalmology
  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatrics
  • Pain management
  • Practice management
  • Elective

Additional education is provided through core didactics during noon conferences, grand rounds and morning report. A longitudinal practice management curriculum, community outreach at a local free clinic, robust sports medicine opportunities, and a robust research environment with dedicated time for research combine to offer a well-rounded and unique learning environment for the resident. A full-complement of community physician enhances the learning experience.