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FAQ

Where are we located?
The Lewistown Rural Family Medicine Residency is housed at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital (GLH) located in Lewistown, PA. We are approximately 60 miles away from Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) in Danville, PA, three hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, and four hours from New York City and Washington, D.C.

How many residents do we accept? How many MDs/DOs do we take annually?
We currently take four residents per year. We determine who to rank based on our applicant pool, and this can change on a year-to-year basis. Our goal is to recruit top residents, and therefore we do not set a standard ratio of DO residents to MD residents.

Is your program opposed?
This is an unopposed, community based, rural focused residency program. Resident will have first-hand patient care experience in all rotations. They may, from time to time, interact with a surgical resident from GMC-Danville if they schedule elective rotation at Lewistown Hospital. Resident will be the sole graduate learner and will have the opportunity to be involved in teaching medical students from GCSOM in the future.

How are continuity clinics structured?
Residents are assigned to a FPC continuity clinic located in Mifflintown or Mount Pleasant Mills prior to the start of their PGY-1 year. The resident will continue to practice at their continuity site throughout their residency, but could take care of patients from all the practice sites while on inpatient and sub-specialty rotations. PGY-1 residents have one – two, half-day sessions per week of continuity clinic, while PGY-2/3 residents have three – four, half day sessions of continuity clinic per week.

Do we couples match?

Couples match will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How are we accredited?
The program is accredited through ACGME. We welcome and accept both allopathic and osteopathic applicants.

Do we use an electronic health record?
Yes.

Do we sponsor visas?
Yes, visa will be sponsored on a case by case basis.