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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Congratulations to our MD Class of 2022!

Today fourth-year students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) learned their residency placements during the National Resident Matching Program’s “Match Day,” an event at which all fourth-year MD students around the country simultaneously open their envelopes to learn where they will spend the next three to seven years training in their chosen specialty. Residencies typically begin July 1.

“We are proud of the success of our Class of 2022,” said Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, president and dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth and executive vice president and chief academic officer, Geisinger. “Our students matched into excellent local residency programs, as well as some of the most competitive and prestigious programs and specialties in the nation. I am pleased that nine students matched at Geisinger. I am also happy to note that the nine Abigail Geisinger Scholars in the Class of 2022 matched – and all nine will eventually work as Geisinger physicians serving our communities. And with 40 percent of our class matching into Pennsylvania residency programs, we are confident our school will expand the number of alumni who return to care for our neighbors.”

During the ceremony, Dr. Byerley addressed the Class of 2022 saying, “You have done what you set out to do – you have become physicians. During your residency, you will use your education and skills to heal. You will take histories, order labs, make diagnoses, do procedures, deliver bad news, celebrate good news…You will be doctors, the privileged professions that balances science and service to others.”

Dr. Byerley noted that 38 percent of the Class of 2022 matched into primary care fields and eight into psychiatry. She also observed that Geisinger Commonwealth applicants matched into some of the most competitive specialties in American medicine, including dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. In addition to the large number of Geisinger Commonwealth students who will train at leading community-based programs, many students will go to residencies at highly competitive teaching hospitals, including those associated with Yale, Johns Hopkins and Walter Reed.

View Geisinger Commonwealth's 2022 Match results. (This is a list of students who gave Geisinger Commonwealth permission to share their Match results.)

Read National Resident Matching Program official press release.

Geisinger Commonwealth Match Day by the numbers

  • Anesthesiology - 8
  • Dermatology - 2
  • Diagnostic radiology - 1
  • Emergency medicine - 12
  • Family medicine - 9
  • General surgery - 8
  • Internal medicine - 22
  • Interventional radiology - 2
  • Neurology - 6
  • Medicine-pediatrics - 3
  • Obstetrics/gynecology - 7
  • Orthopaedic surgery - 4
  • Otolaryngology - 1
  • Pediatrics - 9
  • Plastic Surgery - 1
  • Psychiatry - 8
  • Radiation oncology - 2
  • Radiology - 1
  • Surgery - 6
  • Transitional - 1

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

GCSOM Match Day 2022
Alfred Hamilton, Tyler Hoppman and Monica Joglekar, all members of the MD Class of 2022, celebrate their matches at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s Match Day event on March 18.
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