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New program will train medical students in health systems administration

DANVILLE, Pa. – In its continuing efforts to educate the next generation of physician leaders, Geisinger will introduce a new fellowship program focused on the intersection of business administration and healthcare. The Geisinger Medical Student Business Fellowship will provide medical students with a demonstrated interest in healthcare administration the opportunity to work alongside executive leaders during their summer recess from medical school. The program, which will debut in Summer 2018, is open to all students who are actively enrolled in medical school. 

“This program is the latest example of our commitment to medical education that prepares the doctors of tomorrow to succeed in the changing, dynamic healthcare landscape,” said David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, Geisinger president and CEO. 

Today, many U.S. medical schools offer combined MD/MBA programs, with many more being added each year. The focus of the Geisinger program will be to give the selected medical students real-world exposure to the day-to-day operations within a fully integrated, innovative healthcare organization. It will give them the opportunity to work on Geisinger projects that are aimed at improving care, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and understanding and tackling social determinants of health.

The program will expose participants to various mentors from Geisinger executive leaders and senior administration for an 8 to 12 week period. 

“We want to give interested students the chance to see what it takes for a world-class healthcare provider to succeed. The nexus between the ability to provide high-quality, value-driven medical care to the largest number of people and the financial and business realities of healthcare in the 21st century has never been more crucial,” said Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., Geisinger’s Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. 

The application process for the Geisinger Medical Student Business Fellowship will open September 18th. The deadline for submission is January 7, 2018. Select candidates will be interviewed beginning in September with decisions set for February 7, 2018, and the new program will begin in June 2018. Interested students can apply by sending an updated resume, cover letter, and one paragraph describing interest in the program to More information about the program can be found here.

If you have questions regarding the fellowship or the application process, please email Andrew Luo at


About Geisinger
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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