Our program is unique for a lot of reasons, but especially these extra-curricular opportunities available to our residents. Read more below!
Culinary Medicine Courses
The Culinary Institute is one of Geisinger’s newest and most innovative initiatives! Along with the Fresh Food Farmacy, the Culinary Institute is bringing to life the mantra, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." It provides a robust curriculum including: lectures for our medical school, hands-on cooking classes for our patients and communities in addition to our residents and attending physicians.
Mini MedEd Course
This academic half day is an event offered two times a year which is available to any resident or fellow seeking to improve their teaching skills and/or pursuing a career in academic medicine! The courses are taught by some of Geisinger’s best educators and focus on the overview and application of adult learning principles, small group learning, giving and receiving feedback, and presentation design.
Clinical Educator Track (CET)
Interested in developing and refining your teaching skills? A competitive program offered through the Medicine Institute in order for Medicine and Med-Peds residents to refine their educational skills with specialized didactics, required teaching opportunities with lecture feedback and the chance to develop your own curriculum. Interested residents apply during their 2nd year of residency. This program offers great CV building for those interested in academic medicine!
Complex Case Conference
Complex Case Conference allows faculty and learners from the Medicine Institute the opportunity to walk through a patient case that presented with a diagnostic dilemma. Our residents facilitate these intellectually stimulating discussions and lead didactics about the interesting diagnoses.
Since the 2016-2017 academic year, Geisinger has offered an Osteopathic recognition track for residents interested in continuing to recognize the unique principles and practices of osteopathy and its contributions to healthcare. Osteopathic residents have the opportunity to participate in specific Osteopathic journal clubs, grand rounds and monthly hands-on OMM sessions. They also have the freedom to perform OMT in their ambulatory clinic.
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
This is a fantastic new, innovative program spearheaded by a small group of Pediatric residents to equip, train and teach about POCUS for any interested Pediatric and Med-Peds residents! It consists of monthly meeting during which specific tests and skills are taught and practiced under the guidance of Med-Peds trained Dr. Andrew Peckham (Med-Peds Hospitalist!). This is a terrific educuational experience on the Pediatric side.
QI is a mainstay at Geisinger and for our program. We have incredible biostatisticians and data analysts who can retrieve and organize data from our EHR - one of the first to ever be employed! We have a well-structured program designed to help residents complete QI projects through a collaborative effort with their clinic co-residents and bi-annual QI meetings. All projects are expected to be entered into the Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Days.
Launching the Empowerment of Adolescents Program (LEAP)
What is more important than community when it comes to living with a chronic medical condition? Open to all Pediatric and Med-Peds residents, LEAP is a resident-founded and resident-led initiative whose mission is to promote the empowerment of adolescents with chronic medical conditions through participation in peer mentorship, development of coping skills, and identifying and enhancing support systems. Each meeting includes much fun and laughter!
Pediatric & Adult
Complex Care Clinics
The Complex Care Clinics (CCC) are innovative clinics that provide cradle-to-grave care for pediatric patients with complex disease. Care is provided by Med-Peds physicians (our own Dr. Davis and Dr. Notz among others) in a medical home model with extended visit time, an embedded pharmacist, case management for Geisinger Health Plan patients, and other services. All residents have a chance to gain experience caring for complex patients in both clinics. There continues to be ample opportunities for research in the clinics as well.
A terrific new program for 2020 in which Medicine, Pediatric and Med-Peds residents apply and are selected to participate in this innovative leadership program intended to train physicians in how to better serve communities. It culminates in a group community-outreach project which will be presented at a grand rounds after completion of the 18-month program.
Community Outreach Leadership Track (COLT)
In conjunction with our Pediatric colleagues, interested residents have the opportunity to participate in various global health opportunities. Most recently residents spent 2 weeks in the heart of the Amazon rainforest of Peru providing medical care to remote villages. Prior to their departure, they participated in lectures and journal clubs, including learning basic conversation Spanish.