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College of
Health Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be well trained to operate?
The surgical experience of residents graduating from our training program compares strongly with national averages. The teaching staff is committed to training each resident to achieve a high level of surgical competency.

Will I get sufficient supervision?
Our training program involves much one-on-one attending staff-resident supervision and interaction. Ample backup and supervision are provided, and as you gain knowledge and skills you will be encouraged to make more independent decisions. 

What about academic conferences?
We hold a full complement of teaching conferences monthly. These conferences supplement independent study and enable residents to perform strongly on annual in-service examination scores and to be well prepared for board certification examinations.

What about fellowship training?
Geisinger’s graduates have successfully obtained outstanding fellowship training positions. Our graduates have been accepted into outstanding fellowship programs in head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, neurotology, rhinology/skull base surgery, pediatric otolaryngology and laryngology.

Will I pass my boards?
For more than 30 years, every graduate of Geisinger’s program has been board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 

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