Geisinger's Orthopaedic Residency Program accepts four residents per year as a direct result of the learning opportunities that are present here. With 30 practicing surgeons, five primary care sports medicine attendings and six podiatrists as part of Geisinger's Musculoskeletal Institute, the opportunities for learning are extensive. Our program continues to attract prime residents from the nation’s finest medical schools, because they know that Geisinger's training program offers one-on-one educational opportunities between the resident and the attending faculty and the ability to provide continuity of care by following patients from diagnosis through recovery.
The hallmark of our curriculum centers around the mentorship model. For the vast majority of rotations, our residents will work one-on-one with a mentor attending surgeon. This allows the resident a depth of education that is not afforded when residents are covering multiple attending surgeons on a service model. We feel that this is a highlight of our program and one that makes the educational experience one of the best in the country.
Geisinger Medical Center has twice achieved American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® and maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center, providing our residents a broad clinical experience including extensive fracture cases.