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About us

Geisinger Medical Center’s Neurology Residency Program was founded in 2012, and offers an integrated approach to teaching the physicians of tomorrow. The Neuroscience Institute is comprised of more than 40 adult and 7 pediatric neurologists, 14 neurosurgeons, 5 neuropsychologists and 5 neuro-endovascular physicians. Residents benefit from innovative healthcare delivery through a multidisciplinary team of specialists at three clinical campuses. Training at Geisinger Medical Center will give participants a level of personalized attention and clinical experience not available elsewhere. We take pride in partnering with you to achieve your personal and professional career goals!

Complementary programs

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved one-year Vascular Neurology Fellowship
  • Two-year Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS)-accredited Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship (pending)
  • ACGME-approved Palliative Care Fellowship

Highlights of Geisinger's Neurology Residency Program

  • High quality, dedicated core teaching faculty
  • Resident and faculty mentorship program
  • Structured block didactic curriculum
  • Three weeks of bootcamp (intensive neuroanatomy and neuroscience)
  • Night float system with in-house teaching attending
  • Catchment area of nearly three million people in 48 counties
  • Individualized resident attention and rotation building for personal growth and success
  • International neurology electives
  • Competitive pay scale, medical education funds and generous vacation time
  • Excellent quality of life
  • Annual resident retreat

Program aims

Our goal is to train competent future neurologists, emphasizing qualities such as well-being, teamwork and collaboration, honesty and integrity, empathy and compassion, professionalism and reliability, and advanced communication skills while promoting academic inquisitiveness.

  • Promote continual self assessment and improvement by creating individualized goals and objectives longitudinally throughout training.
  • Create an environment that emphasizes well-being and protects against burnout.
  • Develop and retain excellent core faculty who are approachable, motivating and inspirational.
  • Train residents who are competent in all subspecialty areas of neurology by offering early longitudinal training models.
  • Train and mentor residents in non-clinical skills such as teaching, leadership, advocacy and career development.
  • Train residents to excel in a distributed, integrated healthcare system with an emphasis on population health and genomics.
  • Maintain programmatic development and improvement based on learner and faculty feedback.
  • Emphasize competency-based outcome assessment and evaluation which encourages continual growth among learners throughout all levels of training.