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OB/GYN Residency

Join the next generation of doctors helping patients lead their best lives.

About us

Devote your future to OB/GYN and you’ll do more than build a career — you’ll guide your patients through nearly every major milestone in their lives. A patient’s relationship with their OB/GYN provider can last from the teens to the senior years, with each stage bringing new opportunities to improve their health and well-being.

During a Geisinger OB/GYN residency, you’ll develop the skills you need for a thriving career through exceptional clinical training alongside a talented and diverse faculty. Here, you’ll contribute directly to family and community health in northeastern and central Pennsylvania through surgical volume, obstetrical experience and subspecialty rotations. This is your chance to make a difference in a small community while preparing for a big future.

But the focus won’t just be on your patients — resident wellness is central to our values. During your obstetrics and gynecology education, you’ll feel supported and included through every step of your training. Our clinical, career and research mentorships place a premium on integrity and respect as you advance to greater responsibility. A Geisinger residency will empower and equip you with the skills you need for a future in academic medicine, fellowship training or private practice.

You’ll also discover a great place to live and work. Danville, where our residency is located, offers a laid-back atmosphere and quick access to endless outdoor recreation — yet it’s just a short trip away from Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. It’s the perfect place to launch a career that will last a lifetime.


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Program overview

Resident didactics

Thursday mornings are the department’s designated conference time. This protected time provides opportunity for grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conference and preop conference. These are held at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

In addition, obstetrics morning report occurs daily at 7 a.m. (6:30 a.m. on Thursdays) and gynecology morning reports occurs at 7 a.m. every Wednesday.

Residency lecture series

Your resident lectures will be held at Geisinger Medical Center from 9:15 a.m. to noon every Thursday. Didactic time is protected; faculty cover all clinical duties to allow for your uninterrupted learning. Lecture topics cover the educational goals and objectives as set by the CREOG.
Sample block schedule

Your resident rotation is based on a 13-block rotation. Explore a sample block schedule.

The Geisinger Education and Medical Simulations (GEMS) center is our innovative and state-of-the-art facility on our main campus where we will engage you in regular simulations to augment your educational experience. Our simulation center provides a bounty of experiences targeted toward each year of residency, ranging from working with standardized patients as you learn how to navigate challenging patient encounters to multidisciplinary simulations in obstetric emergencies. Simulations involving laparoscopic, ultrasound, complex perineal laceration repair and operative vaginal delivery are only a few of the many hands-on simulations you will actively engage in on a continual basis.

Resident research longitudinal curriculum

With the support and resources you need, you’ll successfully participate in scholarly activity over the course of your training. You will accomplish this scholarship through advancing your knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology.

The four components of scholarship include discovery, integration, application and teaching. You will have exposure to each component of scholarly activity and will receive the support and mentorship to complete one scholarship project prior to the conclusion of your residency training.

As a resident, you are required to complete at least one research project by the end of third year.

 Henry Hood Center for Health Research


Examples of national meeting presentations by our residents

2021: The International Gynecologic Cancer Society
Poster presentation: The use of routine cytology following cervical cancer treatment: a call to discontinue the surveillance pap test.

2020: SMFM Annual Meeting
Gynecological and obstetrics poster presentations:

  • Evaluation of fetal growth restriction in pregnancies complicated by buprenorphine therapy
  • Comparison of incidence of neonatal growth abnormalities among women with absorptive versus restrictive bariatric surgery
  • Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome in term pregnancies complicated by medication assisted treatment

2020: ACOG Annual Meeting
Poster presentations:

  • Pregnancy outcomes in women enrolled in healthy beginnings program
  • Will pregnant women accept the anticipated COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Determination of postpartum pain medication requirements by body mass index

2019: SMFM Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, NV
Poster presentation: Consider performing three-hour GTT when rescreening for GDM in pregnancy

2018: ACOG Annual Meeting – Austin, TX
Poster presentation: Educating patients on preeclampsia and the effect of different methods of education on patient anxiety

2017: ACOG Annual Meeting – San Diego, CA
Oral presentation: Comparing diagnosis, management, and outcome of fetal growth restriction using an in utero fetal weight reference vs. a live preterm infant growth reference

2017: APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting – Orlando, FL
Quiz Show Format for Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Education

2017: SGO Annual Meeting – National Harbor, MD
Poster presentation: Time is money- does IV Tylenol decrease time to discharge in patients undergoing robotic surgery for endometrial cancer?

2016: Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology – Annapolis, MD
Presentation: The impact of hepatitis C on postpartum infection

2016: Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Conference – San Antonio, TX
Presentation: The impact of minor trauma on pregnancy and neonatal outcome

2015: International Association of Medical Science Educators – San Diego, CA
Poster presentation: Does an orientation including case based topics to their third-year clinical OB/GYN rotation improve student satisfaction?

2015: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine – San Diego, CA
Poster presentation: An evaluation of the effect of the MFM obesity protocol on cesarean rates in the Geisinger Health System

2015: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine – San Diego, CA
Poster presentation: The relationship of umbilical artery Doppler measurement discordance and persistence of abnormal results in fetuses with growth restriction

2015: International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology – Montreal, Canada
Poster presentation: Short-term growth as a function of abnormal Doppler flow in growth restricted fetuses

Resident surgical case log

Click here for the average number of cases logged into the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) by our most recent graduating class.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Geisinger is committed to cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our team is our most valuable asset and seek to promote an environment that is welcoming of persons of all races, ethnicities, religious beliefs, genders and sexual orientations. At Geisinger, we celebrate life experiences, personal differences, knowledge, innovation and talent. Within Geisinger’s Department of Graduate Medical Education, the director of diversity, equity and inclusion applies diversity principles in all settings and advances the institution’s efforts to create a welcoming and safe environment for all residents and fellows.

Our program values and embraces diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels. We recognize that working toward inclusivity and an equitable environment to meet people’s needs leads to excellence in education, research and providing compassionate care.

Below is a list of resources at Geisinger that promote an inclusive culture and encourage and celebrate diversity. Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Geisinger.

  • BOLD (Black Outreach Leadership Development)
  • Women LEAD (Legacy, Empowerment, Advocacy, Development)
  • G-PRIDE (Geisinger – People Ready for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality)
  • LGBTQ resources
  • GAIN (Geisinger Ability Inclusivity Network)
  • Affinity groups for house staff (under development)
    “Groups with shared race, culture, gender, sexual orientation or other identities” as per Keeping Our Promise – Supporting Trainees from Groups That Are Underrepresented in Medicine by Vela et al. NEJM 2021; 385:487-489.
Diversity equity and inclusion


What is your board pass rate?

We have a five-year cumulative board pass rate of 100% for both the written and oral OB-GYN board exams.
What are the unique training opportunities?

Many of our residents are interested in local and global health opportunities. We will support you as you pursue elective rotations, either domestically or abroad.
What is life like in Danville?

Geisinger has a strong presence in Danville and the surrounding areas of central Pennsylvania. The rural area is conducive to home ownership, short commute times and a safe, family-friendly environment. Our Danville gynecology obstetrics residents are socially active in the community: supporting the local farmers markets and businesses, hiking in nearby state parks and kayaking on the beautiful Susquehanna river.
Where do residents rotate in the health system?

All specialties of OB/GYN are present on the main campus, Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville. We offer the flexibility of offering surgical training at other Geisinger locations, as well, to tailor your surgical experience. You’ll have opportunities to operate at surgical centers in the nearby towns of Bloomsburg, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Jersey Shore and Shamokin.
What types of wellness activities does the program include?

We value your wellness as a resident. That’s why we protect education time every Thursday morning to allow for resident didactics, leadership development and wellness. The fifth Thursday of the month is dedicated exclusively to wellness. You may use this time for personal appointments, rest, exercise or socializing. Our faculty also support resident wellness by providing coverage for all clinical duties during the annual resident retreat, holiday party and graduation celebration.
Are mentorship programs available?

Relationships are central to your success, so we provide a formal and an informal mentorship program in career development, leadership and research.
What specialties in OB/GYN does Geisinger offer?

All specialties and subspecialties in obstetrics and gynecology are available on the main campus, Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville. They include board-certified physicians in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecology oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
Are there any off-service rotations?

During the PGY1 year, you’ll rotate through the intensive care unit to enhance your learning in critical and perioperative care.
What kind of population does Geisinger serve?

We’re proud to serve the largely rural community of central Pennsylvania. With limited access to care, our patients travel distances spanning the area from New York to Maryland to seek care with us.
What are the research requirements at Geisinger?

We have a formal longitudinal research curriculum. With the support of a clinical research mentor(s) and maternal-fetal medicine fellows, you’ll be able to successfully pursue scholarly activity. A minimum of one project is required before graduation. The majority of our resident projects are accepted to national meetings and many have gone on to publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Are there fellows at Geisinger?

Yes, we have maternal-fetal medicine fellows who augment and enrich our resident learning and training in high-risk obstetrics and research.
What learners rotate through the program?

Medical students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine rotate within our program. First-year residents from the Department of Emergency Medicine spend a month on labor and delivery and assist in triage and deliveries.
Do residents achieve Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) minimum procedural requirements for graduation?

Our surgical, procedural and obstetric numbers consistently meet or exceed the required numbers for resident proficiency and competency in compliance with ACGME accreditation. The average number of cases logged into the ACGME by our most recent graduating class are listed here.

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