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Orthopaedic surgery (Northeast)

Thank you for considering a medical student clerkship (fourth year sub-internship) rotation with Geisinger Orthopaedic Surgery Northeast residency!

Our program, situated in the urban hubs of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, Pa., offers an academic environment focused on hands-on education rather than service-based duties. We’re committed to teamwork, mutual support, a family-friendly environment and a healthy work-life balance — and we welcome medical students like you who share our vision. 

During your time with us, you'll be immersed in a comprehensive orthopaedic educational experience that cultivates the knowledge and skills you’ll need to be a successful orthopaedic surgery resident. Working directly with our attending surgeons, program leadership and residents, you'll participate in the operating room and clinical settings. Your rotation will mirror the life of an orthopaedic surgery resident in our program, featuring daily attending-led didactics, orthopaedic overnight home call and clinical rotations in various orthopaedic subspecialties, including:

  • Trauma
  • Adult reconstruction/arthroplasty
  • Sports
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Adult spine

Your rotation schedule is designed to facilitate interaction with our core faculty. And it’s adaptable based on your specific interests.

Throughout your rotation, you'll assume one weekend call shift and two to three weeknight shifts with our residents. During this exceptional hands-on learning opportunity at our Level I trauma center, you’ll contribute as a member of our team.

In the final week of your rotation, you'll deliver a case-based presentation — your chance to showcase an intriguing case from your experience and delve into the relevant literature. This presentation also serves as a platform to highlight your hobbies, interests and talents.

Above all, our aim for this rotation is to recruit dedicated students like you who value teamwork and hands-on learning. We look forward to welcoming you to our program.


Apply now

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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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