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MD Admissions

Community-based, patient-centered, innovative education

Learn the art and practice of medicine in a program that emphasizes knowledge, clinical skills and caring.
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MD admissions

Caring

There’s a space in medicine where encyclopedic scientific knowledge and finely tuned clinical skills can’t reach. It’s the space where a physician connects with patients – beyond their collection of signs and symptoms – on a human level where true communication occurs. As medicine’s technological complexity increases, so does the need for practitioners who effortlessly inhabit this infinitely more fundamental space. At Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine we call that space caring and, along with mastery of medical knowledge and clinical skills, it forms the basis of our MD curriculum.

Regionally engaged, nationally relevant

Geisinger Commonwealth is unique among academic health centers. While all have well developed research capabilities and carefully crafted educational programs, at Geisinger Commonwealth, patient care is a robust third pillar. Our distributed campus model – with regional campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre – and our tremendous community clinical faculty – numbering more than 1,600 – thrust patient care to the forefront of everything our students learn. That commitment to patient care is one great strength of a Geisinger Commonwealth medical education.

Research opportunities

Medical research today is much like physics – focusing on things both galactically enormous and so small we can only infer their existence. On the “macro” side, medical researchers believe population health is the key to subduing modern-day scourges like high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as the growing problems of addiction and suicide. Yet even as medicine zooms out to consider the health of entire populations, it is also going “micro” with the advent of precision medicine through genomics. At Geisinger Commonwealth, researchers are on the cutting edge of these disciplines and everything in between. Visit our Research & Scholarship pages for more information. 

Success

An abundance of resources is brought to bear to ensure Geisinger Commonwealth students make the best residency match possible. Geisinger Commonwealth’s collaborative advising model is intensive and effective. In fact, the school’s student affairs team presented on their approach at a meeting of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Students receive strategic direction in regard to application submission and peer mentoring is provided by alumni as needed. 

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Contact us

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Admissions Department
Medical Sciences Building
525 Pine Street
Scranton, PA 18509
570-504-9068
Fax: 570-504-2794
admissions@som.geisinger.edu

Michelle Schmude, EdD
Associate Dean for Admissions, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid & Associate Professor
mschmude@som.geisinger.edu

Kristen Greene, MS
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services
570-504-9683
kgreene01@som.geisinger.edu

Stanley J. Kania III, PhD, MBA
Associate Director of Admissions
570-558-3954
skania@som.geisinger.edu

Deidre Jones
Enrollment Management Recruiter
570-955-1339
djones02@som.geisinger.edu

Suzanne McNamara
Director of Financial Aid
570-504-9682
smcnamara@som.geisinger.edu

Roxanne Seymour, MBA, MSHE
Associate Director for Financial Aid
570-504-7303
rseymour@som.geisinger.edu

Janice Richardson, MA
Financial Aid Advisor
570-504-9611
jrichardson@som.geisinger.edu

Amanda McIver
Assistant to Admissions
570-955-1313
amciver@som.geisinger.edu