Policies & information
You can browse Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s student policies here.
Click here for our Title IX resource page.
The Student Bulletin, complied by student affairs, serves as a guide for Geisinger Commonwealth students.
Graduation & retention rates
Below is information on Geisinger Commonwealth’s graduation and retention rates.
- MD graduation rate (.91)
- 65 entered
- 59 completed in four years
- 6 still enrolled
- MBS graduation (.96)
- MD overall retention rate (.94)
- MBS retention rate (.96)
Geisinger Commonwealth students have performed exceptionally well on the USMLE Step 1 exam. The Class of 2013 met the national mean, while the Class of 2014 exceeded the national mean.
Class of 2014
Geisinger Commonwealth mean: 230
National mean: 227
Geisinger Commonwealth mean: 224
National mean: 224
For the second consecutive year, the Geisinger Commonwealth pass rate for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) was above the national average. 98 percent of Geisinger Commonwealth’s third-year medical students in the class of 2014, compared to 96 percent of all U.S./Canadian first-time test takers, passed the exam as reported January through October 3, 2012. The mean score of Geisinger Commonwealth students was 231 which was higher than the preliminary national mean of 227.
In 2011, 98 percent of Geisinger Commonwealth third-year medical students in the class of 2013 passed Step I of the USMLE. Medical students surpassed the national average, which was 92 percent of all U.S./Canadian first-time test takers.