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Frequently asked questions

Are interviews virtual, in-person or both?
We will follow the recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology and conduct virtual interviews only.

Does Geisinger require employee’s to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
Yes, all employees of Geisinger are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

What is the length of your program?
We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as a four-year categorical training program with an integrated internal medicine preliminary year.

Is there a set USMLE/COMLEX score a candidate must achieve to be considered for the program?
No, we look at all eligible applicants.

Is Step 2 required?
Step 2 scores are not required at the time of application, but will be required for ranking.

Is there a graduation cut-off period?
No.

Do you accept foreign medical graduates?
Yes.

What visas do you support?

We currently support J1 visas only.

How many residents do you accept per year? 
We currently accept four residents per year

Does your intern year meet osteopathic requirements?

Yes, we assist our residents with all AOA requirements

What type of incentives do we receive?
Our residents receive the following incentives:

  • $1,200 per academic year for meals
  • $750 for book, conference and membership funds your intern year
  • $2,500 for book, conference and membership funds each additional year

We also offer parental leave and a generous vacation and holiday allowance.

Do you have a night float system?
Yes, we have a night float system with an in-house attending.

Do the residents have dedicated work space?
Yes, we have a brand new workroom with 16 workspaces, neuroimaging platform, lockers and windows.

Do you have fellowship programs?
Yes, we have an ACGME-approved, one-year Vascular Neurology Fellowship, a Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship and a Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship.