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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be well trained to operate?
The surgical experience of residents graduating from our training program compares strongly with national averages. The teaching staff is committed to training each resident to achieve a high level of surgical competency.

Will I get sufficient supervision?
Our training program involves much one-on-one attending staff-resident supervision and interaction. Ample backup and supervision are provided with development of more independent decision making as knowledge and skills progress.

What about academic conferences?
A full complement of teaching conferences is held monthly. These conferences supplement independent study and enable residents to perform strongly on the annual in-service examination scores and to be well-prepared for board certification examinations.

What about fellowship training?
Geisinger's graduates have successfully obtained outstanding fellowship training positions. Our graduates have been accepted into outstanding fellowship programs in head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, neurotology, rhinology/skull base surgery, pediatric otolaryngology and laryngology.

Will I pass my boards?
Every graduate of Geisinger's program in the past 30+ years is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.