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General surgery sub-internship (Central)

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s general surgery sub-internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., provides medical students with an introduction to general surgery. Some fourth-year medical students aspire to careers in surgery, while others plan to pursue other specialties. No matter what career path you chose, you’ll leave the sub-internship with a basic understanding of the field and with useful clinical skills.

Goals and objectives

As a large department, surgery is divided into multiple service teams. During the four weeks of the sub-internship, you’ll have the opportunity to rotate on two of the six main services we offer. At times there may be several students on one service. You’ll be expected to work together cooperatively as young professionals. If you have special requests for your sub-internship, you must contact the general surgery coordinator at least four weeks before it starts.

  • Gain further experience in the field while also integrating with and participating in a team approach to patient care.
  • Attend morning and evening rounds with the resident team and actively participate in their care of inpatients. 
  • Evaluate patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting under supervision of residents and faculty.
  • Gain exposure to a variety of general surgery cases in the operating room.

You’ll be scheduled to take overnight call with the residents four times over the four-week core sub-internship in general surgery. You should expect to take at least one night on-call over a weekend, which will be set by the directors before the start date.

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Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®).

Contact us

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Megan Longenberger 
Program Manager, Health Professions Education
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