MD Admissions

The Admissions Committee seeks to admit candidates who embody the mission and vision of Geisinger Commonwealth, demonstrate academic excellence, and seek to advance the quality of medical care, specifically in the 17-county region served by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Students receive early clinical experience as they work with their volunteer family, standardized patients, and their physician mentor during (3) one-week rotations in the regions in both year 1 and year 2. In addition to early clinical education, students participate in Community Health Research Projects (CHRPs) and Quality Improvement Community Collaboratives (QuICCs) to gain research experience, investigate and/or solve a community health issue, make an immediate impact on their regional campus community, and enhance the health of the regional citizens.


  • A competency-based curriculum with integrated basic and clinical science education
  • A progressive model of medical education that utilizes clinical training sites throughout the 17 county region of Northeast and North Central Pennsylvania
  • Each student is assigned a family and clinical mentor who will work with the student throughout their education
  • Integrated clerkship in the third year allows students to follow to follow a panel of patients over the course of a year as they train with clinical preceptors in six different core disciplines (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, OB/GYN, and surgery). Click here for more information on the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) Model.
  • A focus on community service and learning to work within an interprofessional medical team

Curriculum by Year

Dual Degree Programs

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