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Students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) were well represented at the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) annual House of Delegates meeting in Hershey on Oct. 26.

During the meeting, PAMED’s Medical Student Section held elections for statewide offices. Several GCSOM students were elected to leadership positions.

Nathan Hoff of Honesdale, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, was elected Chair of the Medical Student Section (MSS). As chair, he will preside over all MSS Governing Council meetings and will represent PAMED at the American Medical Association’s Medical Student Section meetings in June and November.

Matthew Hope of Wyomissing, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, was elected Medical Student Trustee to the PAMED Board of Trustees. As a trustee, he will represent Pennsylvania’s medical students at PAMED Board of Trustee meetings and functions and serve as a liaison between the Medical Student Section Governing Council and PAMED.

Anis Adnani of Pittsburgh, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2021, was elected Medical Student Representative to PAMED’s Political Action Committee (PAMPAC) and will represent Pennsylvania’s medical students in regard to public policy.

John Curtis of Conshohocken, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, was elected Foundation Student Trustee-elect to the Board of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. In this role he will assist the Foundation Student Trustee and gain an understanding of the position before assuming that role. The mission of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is to provide programs and services for individual physicians and others that improve the well-being of Pennsylvanians and sustain the future of medicine.

In addition, GCSOM boasted the largest attendance of any individual Pennsylvania medical school and several students participated in a Medical Student Debate, an event physicians attended for CME credits.


About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom.

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Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) annual House of Delegates meeting 2018
Students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) were well represented at the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) annual House of Delegates meeting in Hershey on Oct. 26. At the podium during the event is Matthew Hope of Wyomissing, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, who was elected Medical Student Trustee to the PAMED Board of Trustees. Speaking, to the left of the podium, is John Curtis of Conshohocken, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, who was elected Foundation Student Trustee-elect to the Board of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) annual House of Delegates meeting 2018
Nathan Hoff of Honesdale, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, who was elected Chair of the Medical Student Section (MSS) at the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) annual House of Delegates meeting on Oct. 26, stands with outgoing MSS Chair Aleesha Shaik of Drexel University College of Medicine.
Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) annual House of Delegates meeting 2018
Seen are member of the newly elected 2019 Governing Council  for the Medical Student Section of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Seen, front row, from left: Aleesha Shaik immediate past chair; Ashley Garcia, vice chair; Gillian Naro, board trustee-elect; and Rachel Thomas, AMA-alternate delegate. Back row from left are GCSOM students John Curtis, foundation trustee-elect; Matt Hope, board trustee; Nathan Hoff , MSS chair; and Anis Adnani, representative to PAMED’s Political Action Committee (PAMPAC).
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