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Salary, benefits & employment information

Find employment information, salaries and other benefits you’ll receive as a Geisinger internal medicine resident.


  • Five CME meeting days for R-2 and above
  • 15 working days per year
  • 10 CME days in year one of fellowship and 15 CME days during subsequent years
  • Expenses and time away for paper/poster presentations at national conferences, as approved by the GME office


  • PGY1 $60,955
  • PGY2 $63,467
  • PGY3 $65,523
  • PGY4 $67,678
  • PGY5 $70,543
  • PGY6 $72,160
  • PGY7 $74,926
  • PGY8 $77,692

CME/moving expenses

  • $750 reimbursement for moving expenses
  • R1 – $750 for books/journal subscriptions
  • R2 and greater – $2,500 per year for books and CME
  • Fellows – $3,000 per year for books and CME
  • Five relocation days


Diversity, equity and inclusion

Geisinger is committed to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our team is our most valuable asset and seek to promote an environment that is welcoming of persons of all races, ethnicities, religious beliefs, genders and sexual orientations. We celebrate your life experiences, personal differences, knowledge, innovation and talent and we work to create a welcoming and safe environment for all residents and fellows.

Geisinger is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Effective Nov. 5, 2021, all Geisinger employees, medical staff, residents, fellows, trainees, students, volunteers and temporary staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An exemption process is available for those who have a documented and very specific medical reason or sincerely held religious belief that precludes them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Given the anticipated increase in demand for COVID vaccines, vaccine appointments may be limited. Be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, from anywhere vaccines are available. Employee Health can assist — just call 570-214-9424.

How we’re combating COVID-19

Geisinger is committed to the safety and well-being of our learners, students, faculty, staff and communities. For the most up-to-date information, visit our COVID-19 resource page here.

Sanjeev Shrestha, MD

Coming from Nepal to a new country and a new health system was always going to be challenging, but the transition for me has been as smooth as it can possibly be. My co-residents are like my family here. For me, the camaraderie of the program stands out the most. I have fallen in love with this place and the people in my short time here and am grateful for every day in this institution. We are well supported and taught by passionate leaders in every department. I feel that there is stellar training and a learning environment tailored to help its residents thrive. One word that truly captures what Geisinger stands for is ‘caring,’ and it resonates in every corner of this institution.”