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Thank you for your interest in the Geisinger Urology Residency. Geisinger is a nationally recognized example of a successful integrated health care system. Its mission is to enhance quality of life through an integrated health service organization based on a balanced program of patient care, education, research and community service.

The residency was first accredited by the ACGME in March of 1972. Since that time, resident education has been at the forefront of the urology department. Our mission is to train clinically and operatively excellent urologists. We are a hospital-based residency and accept one resident per year. All residency rotations are based at our main hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, in combination with the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

Our faculty has undergone significant growth over recent years with subspecialty fellowship training in oncology, minimally invasive surgery, endourology, female pelvic medicine, genitourinary reconstruction and pediatrics. Residents interact with our staff daily in both the clinic and operating rooms. The program is based on graded clinical and administrative responsibilities, culminating in the chief year. Residents tailor their experiences to match their future professional goals, whether it be private practice or an academic career.

We have a 100% board passage rate and excellent success matching our graduates into competitive fellowship programs. With an area of service of more than 500,000 patients throughout central, south central, and northeastern Pennsylvania, there is an incredible diversity of cases and pathology. Because of this, our residents graduate in the 90th percentile and above in transurethral, endourological, male reconstructive, retroperitoneal, major pediatrics, female, and laparoscopic procedures. Additionally, our residents are given significant autonomy based on their skill level.

I think you will be pleasantly surprised after you take a closer look at Geisinger. Feel free to contact me or our residency administrator Kelly Beers if questions arise.

Marisa Clifton, MD
Urology Residency Program Director
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Professor of Urology
Department of Clinical Sciences
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine