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Internal Medicine Residency – Northeast

An internal medicine residency with Geisinger prepares you to care for patients at every stage of life.

About us

Choosing a residency is an important decision. So we’re committed to helping you find the right one.

Ready for a comprehensive, high-quality and personally rewarding experience to prepare yourself for a career in medicine? The internal medicine program at Geisinger awaits.

Fortune/Merative ranked Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center #9 among the 25 Top Teaching Hospitals In 2022. 

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A message from our program director

Wasique Mirza, MD, FACP, program director

Dear colleague:

Thanks for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. We’re excited to get to know you as a resident, colleague and partner as we develop our vision into an innovative residency program.

Internal medicine is one of the best, most versatile and exciting specialties in medicine. Now more than ever, we need a committed group of dedicated professionals like you with compassion, commitment and initiative to transform the landscape of medicine — especially primary care. Our goal is to prepare you to not only be the most capable physicians, but the leaders of tomorrow’s healthcare. You’ll get a diverse, patient-centered experience focused on continuity of care and a strong patient-physician relationship. Our ambulatory care model provides a trio of distinct clinical experiences that complement the strong inpatient, critical care, and subspecialties experience at Geisinger.

Although we are a young program, we have successfully graduated our first class, and after securing our full accreditation from ACGME, are pleased to announce the addition of two subspecialty fellowships in Gastroenterology and Cardiology. Additionally, we are part of a large academic health system with strong credentials, experience and resources in graduate medical education. We’re affiliated with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pa., and two major regional medical centers. Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., our principal hospital and residency hub, is a Level I trauma center, and Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa., is a Level II trauma center. Both centers have high patient volumes, a diverse patient population and a variety of specialties.

Northeastern Pennsylvania is known for its picturesque landscape and outdoor activities. The greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is home to a quarter million people and offers highly rated schools, colleges and universities, as well as world-class shopping, professional sports and cultural activities. It offers a big-city atmosphere without the hassle. Not to mention quick access to New York and Philadelphia.

As a new program, still in its developmental years, we have worked hard to give you a stress-free, nurturing and diverse learning environment. One that’s built on the foundations of mutual trust, respect, empowerment and accountability. Your well-being is as important as our commitment to the care we give our patients. We are proud to offer a highly skilled and passionate faculty leading our vision to apply the latest technology, educational tools and innovation. Your direct feedback helps us provide you with a strong foundation.

I hope that this is helpful as you begin the application process. Feel free to contact us with questions about our program. We look forward to you joining us in this exciting journey.


Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeast Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has approximately 24,000 employees, including more than 1,600 physicians, nine hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.


Our vision is to:

  • Educate and train competent and compassionate physicians in a diverse clinical environment.
  • Create a holistic curriculum that not only prepares physicians to be efficient managers and providers of high- value medicine, but also inspires them to be empathetic healers, critical thinkers and visionary leaders of tomorrow’s healthcare.  

Program overview

Your training combines a primary care focus and a comprehensive ambulatory experience with a strong inpatient experience. Although the central hub for the residency program is located at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre, your educational experience is enhanced by inpatient rotations at Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) in Scranton. The true strength of the program is our relationship with regional and community partners. They’re here to provide a balanced and diverse outpatient clinical experience in three distinct clinical environments and prepare you to flourish in a variety of clinical settings. Our clinics and community partners are:

  • General Internal Medicine Clinic at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
  • Scranton Primary Healthcare Center (A federally qualified health center)
  • Ambulatory internal medicine clinics at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

Apply today

Geisinger Northeast Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our home: Northeastern Pennsylvania

Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) is a great place to live, with safe neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living and access to recreational activities. NEPA is close to New York City and Philadelphia, giving you access to major cities in just a few hours. Overall, our communities are a good bet for living a stress-free, healthy lifestyle. And more importantly, NEPA is a place where you can make a difference.

The Geisinger difference

Our values — kindness, excellence, safety, learning and innovation — are at the heart of everything we do. We provide high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective care to our patients across northeastern and central Pennsylvania. And our residents learn to do the same.

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