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.
Welcome to Geisinger Orthopaedics!
We are excited to have you visit, even if only virtually! On the following pages we hope to provide you with enough information to see why our educational experience and unique learning environment are second to none.
Located in rural, central Pennsylvania, our program matches four residents per year. With over 30 faculty members representing all orthopaedic surgical subspecialties, the opportunities for learning are unparalleled. While other programs around the country struggle to maintain case volumes and protect educational time, we continue to excel in producing excellent surgeons and clinicians.
Our curriculum centers around a daily commitment to didactics and a unique mentorship model which has been in place for over 30 years. The majority of our three-month rotations pair residents one-on-one with a mentor attending. These preceptorships allow residents rapid autonomy and a depth of education not afforded with a traditional “service” model.
A departmental commitment to residents as learners, not as workers, is reflected in our extensive use of physician extenders to support each attending physician. Junior residents function independently, gaining early clinical and operative experience.
On a personal note, I myself am a product of this program. My decision to return after fellowship was an easy one: the opportunity to teach and continue Geisinger’s legacy of producing outstanding surgeons was enough for me.