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Transitional Year Residency

Prepare to become a well-rounded, successful physician. A Geisinger Transitional Residency will show you how.

About us

Lauren Greene, MD, program director

Geisinger’s Transitional Year Residency Program is a comprehensive one-year experience if you’re planning to enter dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or another advanced residency the following year.

With most of the training based at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, you’ll benefit from the smaller community hospital feel while still having access to the many resources of a large, quaternary referral hospital: Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. You’ll even have an opportunity to do elective rotations at Geisinger Medical Center (just 10 miles from Bloomsburg) or at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.

As part of the transitional year residency in Bloomsburg, you’ll receive one-on-one teaching from clinical faculty with years of experience teaching residents.

Throughout the year, you and other residents will rotate through inpatient internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, outpatient primary care and inpatient psychiatry. You’ll also have ample opportunities for electives in a wide variety of clinical areas to support your personal and professional growth. The broad clinical training you get will give you a solid foundation for your future residency training and career. Come see why Geisinger has one of the best transitional year programs in the country. 


Located in east-central Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg is a beautiful, unique place to train. The region offers the comfort of safe neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living and a wide range of access to recreation.

You can take easy day or weekend trips to many nearby cities and destinations:

  • Philadelphia: 2½ hours
  • New York City: 3 hours
  • Finger Lakes wine trails: 2½ hours
  • Baltimore: 3 hours
  • Adirondacks: 4 hours
  • Washington, D.C.: 4 hours
  • Pittsburgh: 4 hours

For more information, check out Uncovering PA: Northeastern Pennsylvania

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