Student Musculoskeletal Society
The Student Musculoskeletal Society (SMS) is a student-run organization which fosters clinical experience, education and professional development in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.
Student Musculoskeletal Society (SMS) events supplement the standard medical curriculum with interactive lectures on pathology and physical exam, cadaveric surgical skills workshops, and community service. Relationships with practicing physicians, alumni, and school faculty help students advance their careers through clinical experience, research opportunities, and mentorship.
Learn more about our group leadership.
Want to get involved? E-mail inquiries to Mark Mandel, MD Class of 2022, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shadowing – clinical and operative room experience
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is fortunate to have talented and driven physicians with a penchant for teaching and inspiring the rising physicians of the future. SMS has partnered with orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, general surgeons, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists and trauma surgeons – all dedicated to offering perspective into their daily lives in both the clinic and the operating room.
If you’re interested in shadowing a physician in one of these specialties, contact Dan Sylvestre, MD Class of 2021, at email@example.com.
The Dr. Balsamo Lecture Series
Sports Medicine Lecture Series
GCSOM's Student Musculoskeletal Society kicks off their new Sports Medicine Lecture Series in September 2019. This is a community-based educational program for healthy living with a focus on sports medicine. These interactive lectures are designed for athletes, coaches, parents, community members and anyone seeking to begin or maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
While many projects are conducted during the summer between first and second year, SMS partners with physicians throughout northeast Pennsylvania to stimulate student involvement in academic investigation and contribution to research year round.
Physicians currently conducting research projects in association with GSCOM and SMS:
- L. Christopher Grandizio, DO
- Mark Seeley, MD
- John Mercuri, MD, MA
Examples of student research: