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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Watch the highlights from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine's Match Day 2024 celebration.

SCRANTON – Today soon-to-be graduates of 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 M.D. 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. 

“We are proud of the success of our Class of 2024,” said Julie Byerley, M.D., M.P.H., 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 10 students matched at Geisinger. I am also happy to note that the 37 Abigail Geisinger Scholars in the Class of 2024 matched – and all will eventually work as Geisinger physicians serving our communities. And close to 40 percent of our class matching into Pennsylvania residency programs, we are confident our school will expand the number of our graduates who return to care for our neighbors.”

In her remarks, Dr. Byerley addressed the Class of 2024, saying, “I remember the thrill of Match Day. It really does feel – even more so than commencement – that you’re fulfilling your dream of working as physician because someone has actually offered you a job! Match Day is the doorway to an exciting time as you transition from learner to healer.”

Half of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 matched into primary care fields, including psychiatry. Dr. Byerley also observed that Geisinger Commonwealth applicants matched into some of the most competitive specialties in American medicine, including urology, ophthalmology and orthopedics. 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 the University of Pennsylvania, Baylor, Duke, Yale and Columbia.

In addition to the School of Medicine’s celebration at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton, Geisinger hospitals learned who will be arriving this summer to begin residencies across the system.

Dr. Byerley noted that Geisinger hospitals will welcome 202 new residents this summer, including four at Geisinger Wyoming Valley’s new neurology residency.

View Geisinger Commonwealth's 2024 Match results. (This is a list of students who gave Geisinger Commonwealth permission to share their Match results.)

Anesthesiology 4
Child Neurology 1
Diagnostic Radiology 2
Emergency Medicine 11
Family Medicine 13 
General Surgery 3
Internal Medicine 23
Medicine Pediatrics 7
Neurology 9
Obstetrics/Gynecology 4
Ophthalmology 2
Orthopedic Surgery 3
Pathology 3
Psychiatry 12
Surgery Preliminary
Urology 2


Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Lewsitown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of master’s degree programs. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

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