Frequently asked questions
Are interviews virtual, in-person or both?
We follow the recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology and conduct virtual interviews only.
What is the length of your program?
We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Neurology Residency length is 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, but we prioritize applicants with no failed exams.
Is Step 2 required?
Step 2 scores are not required at the time of application, but will be required for ranking.
Does your program have a graduation cut-off period for candidates?
Yes, our cut-off from graduation is three years.
Do you accept foreign medical graduates?
Yes, many of our current residents and graduates are foreign medical graduates.
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:
- $1,800 (pre-tax) per academic year for meals and wellness
- $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 for junior residents.
Do the residents have dedicated work space?
Yes, we have a dedicated neurology resident workroom with individual workspaces, neuroimaging platform, lockers, and windows.
Do you have fellowship programs?
Yes, we have an ACGME-approved, a Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship, a Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship, and a Sleep Medicine Fellowship.
I can honestly say that I am glad I chose this program for residency. Geisinger is the perfect atmosphere to learn. The faculty are superb, teaching frequently and are always available. They genuinely care about the patients and the residents. The community is great, and the area is very laid back. I have heard outside residents and physicians comment on how our program is more like a family than a residency program. I agree with this statement. We do many things together and care about each other’s well-being.”