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Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students.

Support Students at Geisinger College of Health Sciences 

Your philanthropy powers the future of medicine and caring at Geisinger

Pennsylvania has a shortage of nurses and physicians to care for our community. You can help us close this gap by supporting scholarships and student assistance funds at Geisinger College of Health Sciences, promoting a healthier future for everyone in our region.

Geisinger College of Health Sciences includes Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Geisinger School of Nursing, Geisinger School of Graduate Education, continuing education and other programs that help physicians, nurses and healthcare workers advance their knowledge and skills. 

Your gift can help people like Tiffany Tomasello, who changed careers to become a nurse through Geisinger’s Nursing Scholars program, which provides financial assistance and professional support to employees seeking a career in nursing or allied professions. 

Or medical students like Zoya Rahman, who recently graduated from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine with the help of scholarship support.

Your gift will help medical, nursing and healthcare students gain the training and skills they need to care for more people, right here at home. Choose how you want to make a difference today:

  1. Support scholarships at Geisinger School of Nursing. Nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and play critical roles in caring for patients. Your gift will help students pursue or further their nursing career — often while working full-time jobs.
  2. Strengthen our Student Assistance Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance to medical, nursing and graduate students who have a sudden unforeseen need for financial support during a crisis. 
  3. Support Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s General Scholarship Fund: Your gift will help underfunded students pursue their dream of a career in service and medicine while helping us close Pennsylvania’s physician gap by training the next generation of local physicians.
  4. Fund a scholarship in psychiatric medicine and double your gift! An anonymous local donor will automatically double your contribution to our Behavioral Health Scholarship, which is awarded to a student who is a resident of Luzerne County. Since 2015, this generous donor has awarded scholarships to six local medical students with an interest in pursuing a behavioral health specialty.
  5. Sponsor a seat in a lecture hall: With a gift of $250, you can “Take a Seat” in one of Geisinger Commonwealth’s lecture halls. All proceeds benefit our General Scholarship Fund.
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine was founded in 2008 by our community, rather than a university or health system — establishing it as the only medical school to do so since 2004.

  • We uphold Geisinger's values of kindness, excellence, safety, learning and innovation and maintain strong roots and connections with the community as we educate the healthcare workforce of the future.

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How our alumni give back:

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine alumni give back to the school and our community in a variety of ways, including:

  • Mentoring students in various specialties
  • Encouraging new graduates to practice medicine right here in our community after graduation
  • Organizing fundraising drives and donating to the School annually

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Support scholarships that will bring more caregivers to our community today. 
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You can help provide world-class curriculum and technology

Philanthropy allows us to invest in innovative curriculum and technologies to prepare students for the fast-changing world of healthcare treatments, prevention strategies and diagnostic tests. 

Who makes this possible? Donors just like you, who support Geisinger scholarships that will help train a new generation of physicians, nurses and clinical support staff.

Clinical simulation centers

The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center and the Geisinger Education and Medical Simulation Center are remarkable resources that teach students the clinical relevance of the basic sciences, patient safety basics and interdisciplinary teamwork.
Virtual anatomy

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve invested in Sectra Virtual Dissection Tables — high-resolution, full-size screens that allow students to visualize and interact with over 2,000 anatomy structures in 3D and cross-sectional views, preparing them for more meaningful and efficient live lessons.

When the pandemic forced personnel restrictions on our intensive care units, we collaborated with Geisinger critical care physicians, nursing leadership and clinical informatics teams to use videoconferencing technology that allowed students to have daily interaction with the ICU team and virtual sessions on ventilator management.

2022–2023 academic year in review

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine scholarship statistics.

With your support, we can make certain that healthcare professionals and new students aren’t denied an advanced education simply because they can’t afford it. Make a gift today and help us shape the most brilliant minds in medicine, nursing and science to improve the lives of the patients they will serve.

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Support scholarships that will bring more caregivers to our community today. 
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