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Keeping young physicians in our region

Keeping young people in the region and replenishing the local physician workforce are essential elements of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s mission. Fortunately, the surrounding community generously supports that mission through scholarships. Driving down student debt is perhaps the most effective means we have of encouraging students to remain in the region to serve their neighbors — and to choose primary care specialties where the need is greatest.

Qualified students who come from Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Moosic, Old Forge or Taylor have been able to count on support from a scholarship created by the Taylor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Health and Wellness Fund of the Luzerne Foundation. The scholarship is based on need, merit and involvement in community activities, and first preference is given to students who intend to practice in northeast Pennsylvania. Working through the Luzerne Foundation, the Taylor Nursing Rehabilitation Scholarship is provided by the board of directors of the former Taylor Long-Term Care Center to benefit Geisinger Commonwealth medical students who are natives of the geographic area that the nursing facility served.

Here are a few Geisinger Commonwealth students who have benefited from the scholarship:

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