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Regional campuses

In years three and four, medical students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine complete their clinical training at their assigned regional campus.

Campuses are assigned to students using a lottery process unless a student has been assigned to a particular campus based on receipt of a scholarship or has an approved exception.

Each student is provided a random lottery number and given a regional campus assignment based on their position within the lottery. Regional campus assignments are communicated to students via email.

Students presenting circumstances that justify specific geographic assignments will be reviewed prior to the lottery. Valid circumstances include:

  1. Care of dependent children and/or parent,
  2. A medical condition that requires ongoing care by local medical providers.

Students that qualify for exceptions will be assigned to campuses prior to the lottery.

Please note that Geisinger Commonwealth is an evolving institution and the exact timing of the campus assignment lottery may vary from year to year and as additional campuses become available. Some students may have the opportunity to change campuses based on this availability, unless they are receiving a scholarship designating a specific regional campus. It is our hope that this will be accomplished by asking for volunteers; however, Geisinger Commonwealth reserves the right to reassign students at any time.

In the event of a major life change, as defined above, a student may request a change in regional campus assignment by petitioning the associate dean for Student Affairs. Changes in regional campus assignments will be considered under extraordinary circumstances only, will be rarely applied based on the criteria described above and are dependent on campus capacity. The student requesting the change will generally be notified in writing within 30 days of the request.

Our current regional campuses include:

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GSCOM covers counties in northeastern and central Pennsylvania as well as southern New Jersey with five regional campuses headquartered in Atlantic City, Danville, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.

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