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Frequently asked questions

Where are we located?

Geisinger Northeast General Surgery Residency is headquartered at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. However, our residents rotate between Geisinger Wyoming Valley and Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. These two institutions are our primary training sites for Geisinger General Surgery in the northeast. The hospitals are approximately 15 miles apart.  

How many residents do we accept?

We currently fill four positions annually. Resident allocation is based upon AOA and NRMP matching.

How are we accredited?

We are dually accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) and by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to train and graduate four categorical residents each year. Our program provides clinical and operative expertise in all areas of surgery, including surgical subspecialties. As a resident, you’ll be exposed to progressively increasing levels of supervised clinical and operative responsibility, which is essentially the ideal environment for the development of independent surgeons.

Do we use an electronic health record (EHR) system?

Yes. Geisinger uses Epic as our fully integrated electronic health record system.

Do we sponsor visas?

No, we do not sponsor visas.

What are the program’s outcomes?

Upon completing the Geisinger Northeast General Surgery Residency, you’ll be a highly competent and confident surgeon skilled in delivering quality cost-effective surgical care. Geisinger believes in the quality of our graduates’ education. Six of our past graduates have joined our surgical department (service line).

In addition, we’ve successfully placed many of our graduates in fellowship positions. In recent years, on average, two thirds of our graduates have matched for surgical fellowship positions. These have included trauma surgery, critical care, minimally invasive surgery and colorectal surgery.

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