After a review of the application materials, students are notified if they have been offered an interview for the MD program. All interviews are in-person with a clinical or basic sciences faculty member and a current medical student in a conversational format.
The admissions interview is a critical piece of the application process. It provides the admissions committee with deeper insight into who you are as a candidate, and it also provides the candidate with a more in-depth look at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s innovative curriculum and Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC), the Geisinger Commonwealth community and its surrounding region.
After the admissions committee’s review, selected applicants will receive an email invitation to interview at Geisinger Commonwealth. The committee will consider candidates’ academic potential for success, as well as their alignment with Geisinger Commonwealth’s mission and values.
All completed applications will be considered. Due to the competitive nature of the medical school admissions process, it is in students’ best interest to complete the application, in its entirety, as early as possible. Unfortunately, the committee cannot expedite the review of application files to accommodate the travel plans of applicants.
Interviews will take place at Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Sciences Building in Scranton on Mondays, Fridays and select Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning in September and concluding in February.
Interview dates generally cannot be changed, however, if you have an extenuating circumstance, or in the case of inclement weather, please contact Kristen Greene, MS, director of admissions, MD program.
Traveling to Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Sciences Building
What to expect
- Candidates should arrive at Geisinger Commonwealth by 9:15 a.m. and can expect to depart by 2:30 p.m.
- Two one-on-one interviews, with a faculty member and a current MD student
- Lunch with current MD students
- Tour of facilities with current MD students
- Sample agenda
A student host may be available to accommodate visiting students the night before their interview and to help defray the expense of travelling. If you are interested in being hosted by a current Geisinger Commonwealth student, email the admissions office at least two weeks prior to your scheduled interview date. Student hosts are limited to hosting a single prospective student for one night and student availability is not guaranteed.