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Maureen Pesavento presented the John R. & Maureen J. Pesavento Community Service Award to fourth-year Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) medical student, Rachel Polinski.
Mrs. Pesavento created the award through the Scranton Area Foundation to recognize a graduating medical student with a deep commitment to community service. GCSOM requires students to perform 100 hours of community service. Dr. Polinski logged more than 347 hours of service, working as a camp counselor and teaching sign language.
Dr. Polinski will now pursue a residency in emergency medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Leah Rudolph, past president of the Lackawanna County Medical Society Alliance (LCMSA) presented LCMSA's Excellence in Women's Health Field award to fourth-year Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine medical student, Jeanne Sullivan. LCMSA presents the award to a student who has demonstrated a passion for women's health through research, quality improvement projects or community service.