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Center for Learning Excellence

The Center for Learning Excellence (CLE) provides a host of academic support services to enhance the interpersonal and educational experiences of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students.

Accessibility services

  • Geisinger Commonwealth is in full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. CLE staff coordinate reasonable accommodations for eligible students with documented disabilities.
  • To obtain more information on accessibility services or to apply for accommodations, contact Sarah Triano, MS, NCC, LPC, accessibility support coordinator, at 570-558-4282 or striano@som.geisinger.edu.

Academic support

  • Academic support and advising: Individual academic support is provided to MD students in the areas of time management, higher-level study skills, organization, study-guide construction, memory techniques and test taking strategies.
  • Tutoring: Tutorial services are offered at no cost to students through small group and individual formats. Faculty is available to assist students with course content through office hours and online discussions.
  • Workshops: CLE staff provide workshops to assist students with academic organization and study strategies to support their academic goals.
  • Professional preparation/professional skill development: CLE staff provides workshops and individual consults to assist medical students with the development of professionalism skills and with application and preparation needs for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Contact us

Jackie Ghormoz, MSW, CSW
Assistant Dean of Students
Medical Sciences Building
3007 East
570-504-9073
jghormoz@som.geisinger.edu

Amy S. Kline, MA
Associate Director, Center for Learning Excellence
Medical Sciences Building
3005 East
570-504-9637
akline@som.geisinger.edu

Tanya M. Morgan, MS
Assistant Director, Center for Learning Excellence
Medical Sciences Building
3101 East
570-955-1307
tmorgan@som.geisinger.edu

Sarah Triano, MS, NCC, LPC
Accessibility Support Coordinator
Medical Sciences Building
570-558-4282
striano@som.geisinger.edu

Janis Williams
Administrative Assistant
Medical Sciences Building
570-558-4266
jwilliams04@som.geisinger.edu