Three Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) students conducted research to evaluate the lived experiences of first-generation medical students. They were invited to present their findings at two conferences. The first invitation was for a poster presentation at the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Student Affairs, Careers in Medicine and Organization of Student Representatives (GSA-CiM-OSR) Professional Development Conference in Chicago. The second invitation was to present the research as a workshop at the 2020 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in New York City.
Amelia Mackarey, a fourth-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), recently completed the six-week Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Mackarey's six weeks in Atlanta occurred just as the CDC issued guidelines regarding vaping and began rolling out its novel coronavirus response.
The Lycoming County Medical Society awarded a $3,000 scholarship to Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine student Tyler Bogaczyk of Williamsport. A member of GCSOM's MD Class of 2023, Bogaczyk is also a participant in the Abigail Geisinger Scholars Program. Acceptance to the program allows students to graduate without tuition debt, provided they become Geisinger physicians upon completion of residency training.