Brant Fulmer, MD, program director
Thank you for your interest in the Geisinger Urology Residency Program. Geisinger is a nationally recognized example of a successful integrated healthcare 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in March 1972. Since that time, resident education has been at the forefront of the urology department. Importantly, in 2019, the ACGME approved our complement increase to two residents per year. Our mission is to train clinically and operatively excellent urologists. We are a hospital-based residency that accepts two residents per year. All residency rotations are based at our main hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, in combination with Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
Our faculty has undergone significant growth over recent years with subspecialty fellowship training in oncology, minimally invasive surgery, endourology, 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 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 Mallory Swartz if questions arise.