What's happening on campus?
A group of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) students have dedicated what little spare time they have to mentoring undergraduate students and preparing them to be competitive applicants. Since its founding in 2018, the Pre-medical Mentoring and Advising Program (PMAP) has helped 17 students get into medical school and was recognized by GCSOM students as "organization of the year" for the 2018-2019 academic year, based upon student votes.
Three Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) students joined a Geisinger Health Foundation team working to address the problem of childhood obesity. The students' poster presenting the program, Pediatricians Prescribing Play: A Unique and Scalable Approach To Combat Childhood Obesity, won third place in the Pennsylvania Medical Society's 2019 Student, Resident and Fellow Poster Contest.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine recently held an election for Graduate Student Council (GSC) for the Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) program. GSC represents the united voice of graduate students and provides programs and activities which support the college's mission and core values. The elected officers of GSC will work to strengthen existing bonds between students, faculty, staff and administration and to enrich the college's educational excellence and student affairs programs.