Medical Sciences Building
The Medical Sciences Building (MSB) in Scranton, PA, is the home of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s academic and research programs.
Opened in April 2011 and dedicated in October 2011, the 185,000 square foot MSB occupies a three-acre parcel of land in downtown Scranton and houses students, faculty and staff.
- Clinical Skills and Simulation Center: The center is nearly 10,000 square feet and features state-of-the-art equipment for simulation and standardized patient experiences and assessment.
- Lecture halls and classrooms: These instructional and study spaces are supported by the latest technology to support the delivery of the Geisinger Commonwealth curriculum.
- Library: Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Library is 95% digital and accessible 24/7 by students, faculty and staff.
- Student lounge: Designed with student input, the student lounge features comfortable study and relaxation space, a kitchenette and spectacular views of Scranton.
- Center for Student Wellness: A16,000-square-foot Center for Student Wellness is located on the west wing fourth floor and includes dedicated exercise space and equipment.
- Café: Centrally located on the second floor, the café offers a variety of freshly made breakfast and lunch items. In addition, the 24-hour, self-service Avenue C area is fully stocked with a variety of grab-n-go options.
Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to energy and vital resource efficiency. While building the MSB, efforts were taken to reduce waste and create an environmentally-friendly design.
Geisinger Commonwealth was awarded LEED Silver certification for its MSB. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Geisinger Commonwealth’s LEED-certified Medical Sciences Building was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include: