Division of Student Affairs
By developing and maintaining a positive learning environment for all at Geisinger College of Health Sciences, the Division of Student Affairs will help you succeed.
Working together, we provide honest, practical, individualized guidance to build positive, relationships and successfully graduate each cohort of students.
The Division of Student Affairs consists of:
Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Provides strategic visioning and oversight for student support services to all Geisinger College of Health Sciences students. To meet the mission of the college, we work collaboratively with the centers listed below as well as with Geisinger Student Health Services, Geisinger Student Psychological Services, the Provost’s office, other departments in academic affairs and critical partnerships.
Provides comprehensive support to help MD students develop and implement career goals. The center offers a required career pathways program, one-on-one coaching, physician specialty mentoring and advising, and residency planning support. Resources and guidance foster professional development for your desired career path.
Provides academic support services to enhance your interpersonal and educational experiences. The CLE connects with every student to support their academic success. They work directly with you to guide you to accessibility services, peer mentors and tutors.
Collaborates with students and stakeholders to foster growth, support educational potential and actualize career goals. Our aim is to proactively address student well-being — individually and to the student population as a whole. Our wellness programs and initiatives normalize awareness and acceptance of challenges, acknowledge emotions and promote self-compassion.
Fosters a positive learning community using a student-centered approach to personal and professional development. As the principal advisor for events, student governments, clubs and organizations, the center promotes the qualities of leadership and service and prepares students for careers in the medical and health related fields.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine covers counties in northeastern and central Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, with five regional campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Lewistown, Sayre and the Northeast (Scranton and Wilkes-Barre). Each campus plays an integral part of the school’s distributive model of medical education and provides students with early clinical experiences in diverse settings. The Division of Student Affairs supports you during clinical phases of the curriculum through the regional assistant deans of student affairs, who are housed on each clinical site in conjunction with the centers listed above.
The Division of Student Affairs is driven by these core values:
We advocate on your behalf in whatever capacity is needed, as appropriate. We care about your experience and do whatever we can to help you succeed.
Students trust us because we trust them. We build relationships with you, so you know you are supported by the Geisinger College of Health Sciences community.
We adapt as needed. We process institutional adjustments and the ever-changing healthcare landscape and make it digestible and easier to understand.
We have critical, sometimes challenging conversations that are crucial for your success and retention.
We build student and community trust through our expertise and proven track record of consistently graduating a well-rounded and professionally capable student body.