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Transplant surgery

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine offers a four-week elective rotation in transplantation with Geisinger's Department of Transplantation & Liver Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center.

Our department provides care for patients between the ages of 2 and 90 who have end-stage kidney disease, diabetes and complex liver conditions. We provide comprehensive transplantation care that includes kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, liver transplant, AV fistula access and liver resection surgeries.

You’ll be integrated into our services by becoming active in the daily care of our patients. You’ll be expected to:

  • Perform supervised inpatient consults.
  • Attend inpatient rounds.
  • Assist with clinic.
  • Be available for organ procurement, transplant and general surgeries performed by the department surgeons.

Goals and objectives

The overall educational objective is to give you an overview of transplantation, transplant immunology and organ donation. 

  • Specific educational goals include learning about:
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Liver transplantation
  • General hepatobiliary surgery
  • Dialysis access/surgery
  • Immunosuppression management
  • Transplant immunology
  • Complications/infections in transplant patients
  • Organ procurement
  • Organization
  • Ethics of donation
  • Distribution of donated organs

You’ll present a PowerPoint presentation about transplant-related topics at the end of the rotation.

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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