Clinical Sciences





Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
525 Pine St., 1st Fl.
Scranton, PA 18509




Michelle Schmude, EdD, MBA, associate dean for Admissions, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid & assistant professor, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, MBA from Point Park University and EdD from Wilkes University. Most recently, she completed the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in Health Professions where she advanced her research regarding ePortfolios and professional identity formation in medical students

Throughout her career in higher education, Dr. Schmude held various positions in the admission office at Point Park University including the dean of full-time admission and the director of college marketing and advertising and dean of admission at King’s College. Prior to joining Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Michelle was the chairperson of the Department of Mass Communications at King’s College.

In addition to her academic work, Dr. Schmude was named to the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal’s “Top 25 Women in Business” for 2012, served on the Marketing Task Force for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICUP) and has presented at numerous national and regional conferences on integrated marketing communications in higher education, admission trends, teaching, advising, mentoring and coaching. She serves on the board of directors for the Northeast PA Area Health Education Center and Meals on Wheels. Finally, Michelle is actively engaged with many college committees and volunteers in the community.


Professionalism and professional identity formation in medical students, communication and professionalism skills for healthcare providers, assessment of students' interpersonal communication skills, and appreciative advising, mentoring, and coaching for student success