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Policies & information

Student Bulletin and policies

MD program:
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s Student Bulletin and polices for the MD program.

Graduate education:
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s polices for graduate programs.

Title IX

Click here for our Title IX resource page. 

Graduation & retention rates

Below is information on Geisinger Commonwealth’s graduation and retention rates.

Graduation rates:
MD graduation rate (.95)
MBS graduation (.96)

Retention rates:
MD overall retention rate (.96)
MBS retention rate (.96)

USMLE scores

Geisinger Commonwealth students have performed exceptionally well on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 exam. Those taking the exam for the first time in 2018 exceeded the national mean.

2018
Geisinger Commonwealth mean: 231
National mean: 230
 
The USMLE score is given to test takers as a three-digit score. These scores are commonly used by residency programs to determine eligibility for residency and fellowship. 

Geisinger Commonwealth pass rate for Step 1 of USMLE was above the national average. 97 percent of Geisinger Commonwealth’s first-time test takers, passed the exam as reported 2019. The mean score of Geisinger Commonwealth students was 231 which was higher than the national mean of 230.