to our "house"
Unfortunately due to current ACGME guidelines, we are not allowed to offer any on-campus tours of our facilities to any applicants. This is probably one of the saddest and most difficult parts about virtual interviews because you cannot fully experience what it feels like to be a resident at Geisinger Medical Center. Join us as we attempt to show you some of our favorite parts of the hospital - where we work, learn, sleep, and eat!
We are excited to share with you an abbreviated tour of both the adult and children's hospital! Join Chelsea McElroy (Chief Resident 2020-2021) and Amelia Morgan (Chief Resident 2021-2022) as they highlight a few hospital floors, work spaces and favorite resident spots; we attempted to make it as short and high-yield as possible but feel free to speed up the video at your leisure.
If you were to join us for a tour or interview (in person), this would be the space you would spend majority of your time; if you hear a resident say "MH2" - that's code for Main Hospital, 2nd floor. It is located in the heart of the hospital, near the Foss clinic entrance. Subway is also conveniently located around the corner (on the same floor) making it an easy place to grab a quick lunch when you're in a rush! The marble seen in the pictures below is actually from the ORIGINAL hospital building (how cool is that?!). We absolutely love having our own individual space nested within the Internal Medicine Residency - it fosters great communication and team bonding.
Sample Medicine Schedule
Typical overview of a resident's schedule when on inpatient Medicine floors:
6:00 AM - receive sign-out regarding overnight events and/or new admissions from overnight intern/upper
6:00 - 8:30 AM - pre-chart and pre-round on patients; interns typically will review patient list with upper level resident
8:30 - 11:30 AM - round with hospitalist attending, upper level resident, co-intern, medical students, and clinical pharmacist (yes, it can be a big team but always good learning!)
11:30 - 11:45 AM - grab lunch in the cafeteria, Subway, half-caf or heat up your packed lunch!
11:45 - 12:30 PM - attend morning report typically led by a chief resident and/or residents who are part of the clinical educator track (CET); this time is also used regularly for resident meetings, program updates, etc.
12:30 - 1:30 PM - attend noon conference given by Internal Medicine attending providers or fellows from various IM fellowships; Grand Rounds are weekly with M&M conference occurring one Friday a month in its place.
1:30 - 5:00 PM - finish daily progress notes, catch-up on to-do lists, update sign-outs, see and staff new admissions with the attending; after 5 PM, the day team is no longer eligible for new admissions in preparation for sign-out at 5:30 PM
5:30 - 6:00 PM - give sign-out to the overnight intern on night float
After 6:00 PM - catch up on any discharge preparation (hopefully not!) and GO HOME to rest, exercise, eat, and catch up with friends and family
Pediatric Residency Area
The Pediatric Residency Program is located in the middle of the hospital, immediately next to the entrance of the Children's Hospital. When you are Pediatric floors, you spend a lot of your time pre-charting and writing notes in the Peds workroom; the breakroom is a great place to store your backpack or purse because it's always locked by a secure keycode. The fridge is perfect for packing your lunch. These are just a few pictures - scroll down to see more about the Pediatric hospital and see a tour from one of the Peds chiefs.
Sample Pediatric Schedule
Typical overview of a resident's schedule when on inpatient Pediatric floors:
6:00 AM - receive sign-out from overnight intern
6:00 - 7:30 AM - pre-chart and pre-round on patients
7:30 - 8:00 AM - attend morning report
8:00 - 9:00 AM - attend, participate and learn during Intake Rounds*
9:00 - 11:30/12 PM - round with Hospitalist team (medical students, residents, nutritionist, pharmacy)
12:00 PM - grab lunch in the cafeteria or heat up your packed lunch!
12:30 - 1:30 PM - attend noon conference given by Pediatric attending providers or Grand Rounds (Tuesdays)
1:30 - 5:00 PM - see and staff new admissions, finish daily progress notes, catch-up on to-do lists, update sign-outs
5:00 - 5:30 PM - give sign-out to the overnight intern and upper level resident on night float
After 5:30 PM - catch up on any paperwork (if needed), and most importantly, GO HOME to rest, exercise, eat, and catch up with friends and family!
*Intake Rounds are a unique learning opportunity designed for medical students, residents, and attending hospitalists and/or specialists to discuss new overnight admissions and give updates regarding previously discussed patients. These are a fantastic teaching experience for learners of all levels. Daily discussion is primarily lead by the "floor chief" who is a Peds PGY3 or Med-Peds PGY4 resident.
Janet Weis Children's Hospital (JWCH)
Take a virtual tour of the Children's Hospital with one of our amazing Pediatric Chief Residents (2020-2021), Dr. Amanda Beach, by clicking on this link!
Also known as a "hospital within a hospital" because it's location is directly attached to the main Geisinger Danville hospital location. Housed within JWCH is a dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and two pediatric floors dedicated to general inpatient Pediatric needs including general pediatrics, pediatric subspecialties (such as GI, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, etc.) in addition to surgical specialties (surgery, Ortho, ENT, Neurosurgery, etc.).
The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital is a 96-bed facility which houses:
Two floors for general patient care including specialized areas for child oncology and long-term EEG monitoring
A 14 bed Pediatric ICU which includes the Kiwanis Heart Center
A 42 bed Neonatal ICU
Our pediatric residency program suite, echocardiology laboratory Pediatric Sedation suite and several other ancillary services.
Newly opened in the Spring of 2020, is a dedicated Peds-specific Emergency Department, a seperate zone of the adult ED. See a few more photos above.
The hospital annually manages:
4,000 general medical/surgical admissions
1,800 newborn deliveries
700 NICU admissions
850 PICU admissions
Additionally, the Division of Pediatrics at the Danville Campus cares for:
21,000 general pediatric visits which include 12,000 Acute Care Clinic Visits and 5,100 Continuity Clinic Visits