Geisinger finalizes medical school partnership

Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System now has a medical school. Commonwealth Medical College is officially part of the health system, Penn Live reports.

The integration took effect Jan. 2 after the organizations received the necessary regulatory approvals. Geisinger announced plans to buy the medical school in September.

The medical school, which has been rebranded Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, opened in 2008 in Scranton, Pa., and has additional campuses in Sayre, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport, Pa. It has awarded more than 250 doctor of medicine degrees and 300 master of biomedical sciences degrees since the first class in 2013, according to the report.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, along with Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, are the only three Pennsylvania medical schools outside of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, according to the report.

Steven J. Scheinman, MD, will continue to serve in his current role as president and dean of the medical school. He will pick up the titles of chief academic officer and executive vice president at Geisinger Health System, according to the report.

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