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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, together with Geisinger Human Resources, invite students from northeastern and central Pennsylvania interested in healthcare careers to register for the virtual Health Professions Summer Immersion Program (HPSIP).

The free program, slated to begin June 27, encourages students to explore the rewards of working in healthcare, whether in direct patient care or business support areas. Students will learn about the roles of a range of professionals, from physicians and nurses to security and hospitality workers. They will also receive practical advice about career planning, kick-starting their next chapter and seeking a mentor. 

“HPSIP is designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to get acquainted with our community's healthcare services and lifestyle,” said Stephanie M. Jones, C-TAGME, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program manager. “It equips them to become more competitive applicants to programs in medicine and other healthcare-related disciplines, including information technology and finance.”

Jones said the HPSIP program supports young people from all backgrounds to envision themselves in health science surroundings. “HPSIP mentors encourage students to establish educational and professional goals and make informed choices that foster an ongoing interest in healthcare-related careers. This academic enrichment program encourages students to pursue fulfilling professions locally,” she said.

The four-week program consists of virtual presentations held on Monday evenings at 6 p.m., with one Wednesday evening during week three. It runs from June 27 through Aug. 8.

The program is free, but registration is limited. Registration deadline is June 10. For more information, email Stephanie Jones at To reserve your seat, visit

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.

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