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Frequently asked questions

Read on for answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. 

How do I apply to the program?

We accept all applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

What should I know about interview season this year?

Interviews will begin in October. Our primary interview days are Monday and Thursday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews this year will take place remotely.

How did COVID-19 affect your program?

Although we had to make some changes to allow for social distancing, our residents have been able to complete their work on a regular time schedule.

Can I visit the hospital to get a better understanding of the program and the Danville community?

Choosing a residency program is a huge decision. You’re welcome to visit the hospital and surrounding area to see if our program is a fit for you. Keep watching for more information on scheduled visits.

What is your board pass rate?

The pass rate for our program is 94%, considerably higher than the national average.

Are there any unique training opportunities at Geisinger?

Under our program, you’ll have a variety of unique opportunities to hone your skills. Choose from Camp Medicine rotations at Camp Victory (a nearby summer camp for children with medical conditions) or global health opportunities in places like Peru or India. You may also get to care for one of our diverse populations such as the Amish or growing local immigrant community.

What is life like in Danville?

Many of our residents describe living in Danville as relaxed and low-key and "the perfect place to live for residency." With a low cost of living and plenty of entertainment and cultural activities, we think you’ll like it, too. Danville is a short drive from Philadelphia and New York, making it easy to get away for a day trip or a long weekend.

Does Geisinger have a dress code?

You’re required to come to work in professional attire or scrubs. Hospital scrubs are available at kiosks located in the children’s hospital. 

Are meals provided?

You’ll receive a meal stipend, which can be used to cover food expenses. Our food court is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Is parking available?

Yes! Designated lots on campus offer free parking, with shuttles available.

How does the program handle maternity/paternity leave?

You get 6 weeks of paid parental leave upon the birth of a child.

What types of mentorship programs are available?

When you join our program, you are assigned a mentor. Your mentor will be there to help you adjust, explore your interests and grow personally and professionally.

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