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    Premedical Scholars Program Started with GCSOM

    The University of Scranton and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine established a Premedical Scholars Program that guarantees an interview to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program for Scranton students who meet program requirements.
    June 2, 2020

    The University of Scranton and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) have established the Premedical Scholars Program that guarantees an interview to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program for Scranton students who meet program requirements.

    “The agreement with GCSOM provides qualified students a guaranteed interview at a distinguished medical school that shares our commitment to providing its students with a world-class education grounded in service to the needs of others,” said Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at The University of Scranton. “We are pleased the GCSOM Premedical Scholars Program will further enhance the opportunities for our students interested in attending medical school.”

    “I am delighted to sign this agreement, which signals Geisinger’s commitment to its community. GCSOM has long welcomed talented students from The University of Scranton who have gone on to serve our neighbor with skill and compassion. This agreement helps ensure this tradition continues,” said Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and executive vice president and chief academic officer of Geisinger.

    To be eligible for the Premedical Scholars Program with GCSOM, students must complete the required medical school applications within the mandated time frame. Students must also maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher (4.0 scale), as well as meet G.P.A. requirements for biology, physics, organic chemistry and other science related courses. Students must also achieve a score of 509 or higher on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and meet other requirements.

    GCSOM will make the final determination regarding admittance into its MD program.

    The University of Scranton has a storied history of success with placement of its graduates into medical school, dental school, veterinary school or other doctoral health professions. Of Scranton’s 1,148 applicants to doctoral health professions schools over the past 20 years, an average of 80 percent were accepted to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, podiatry and optometry. The acceptance rate for the Class of 2018 is 94 percent and the acceptance rate for the Class of 2019 is 91 percent. In addition, well over half of successful applicants in the past 10 years have received more than one acceptance.

    Additional information about Premedical Scholars Program with GCSOM and Scranton’s pre-medical and pre-health professions program can be found here, or by contacting The University of Scranton at 1-888-SCRANTON or by email at admissions@scranton.edu.

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