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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.

Henry Hood Center for Health Research
Henry Hood Center for Health Research

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.

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.

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