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Learn the art and practice of medicine in a program that emphasizes knowledge and clinical skills. 

Admissions at Geisinger Commonwealth

When you choose Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, you’ll master medical knowledge and clinical skills. But practicing medicine is so much more than that. It’s about connecting with patients on a human level. 

Our MD curriculum lives at the intersection of all three. Because as medicine’s technological complexity increases, so too does the need for practitioners who work at the intersection of knowledge, skills and community.

Are you ready to join us? Read on for information on admission to Geisinger Commonwealth. 

Regionally engaged, nationally relevant

You’ll find Geisinger Commonwealth unique among academic health centers. Patient care is a robust pillar of our curriculum, alongside well-developed research capabilities and carefully crafted educational programs.

Our distributed campus model — with regional campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Lewistown/State College, Sayre and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre — thrusts patient care to the forefront of everything you’ll learn. That commitment to patient care, along with more than 2,400 clinical faculty members, are great strengths in your Geisinger Commonwealth medical education.

Research opportunities

Medical research today is much like physics, focusing on things both galactically enormous and so small we can only infer their existence. 

On the “macro” side, medical researchers believe population health is the key to subduing modern-day scourges like high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as the growing problems of addiction and suicide. Yet even as medicine zooms out to consider the health of entire populations, it is also going “micro” with the advent of precision medicine through genomics. 

At Geisinger Commonwealth, researchers are on the cutting edge of these disciplines and everything in between. Visit our Research & Scholarship page for more information. 

Residency Match success

An abundance of resources support Geisinger Commonwealth students in making the best residency Match possible. The collaborative advising model is intensive and effective. You’ll receive strategic direction on application submission and peer mentoring from alumni, as needed. 

Contact us

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Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Office of MD Admissions 
Medical Sciences Building
525 Pine St.
Scranton, PA 18509
Fax: 570-504-2794

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Application process

Your step-by-step guide for applying to Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 

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Admissions requirements 

The basic requirements for acceptance to Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

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Financial aid

The resources to help you reach your individual goals

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Admissions timeline

Important dates for the current admissions cycle

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Admissions events

Free virtual information sessions acquaint potential applicants with our school

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Class profile

See the demographics of our first-year class

Graduate from medical school with little to no debt

The Abigail Geisinger Scholars Program addresses the rising debt of medical students and alleviates the physician shortage in Geisinger’s primary service areas.

Other admissions links


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Professional Readiness Exam announcement & FAQ

Technical standards

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Get highlights of our program in accordance with LCME

Policies & procedures

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Learn about the policies and procedures for applying


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Familiarize yourself with the interview process 

Waitlisted candidates 

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Review our wait list process

Admissions Committee

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Read about our admissions philosophy 

View our Geisinger Commonwealth admissions brochure

Michelle Schmude, EdD
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management & Associate Professor

Kristen Greene, MS
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services

Deidre Jones
Associate Director of Admissions

Belsy Gutierrez
Enrollment Management
Recruiter, MD Program

Suzanne McNamara
Director of Financial Aid

Roxanne Seymour, MBA, MSHE
Associate Director for Financial Aid

Stacey Zelinka, MHA
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Tracy Rosencranz
Assistant to admissions

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