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Five GCSOM fourth-year medical students participated in military match; one student participated in early match for ophthalmology

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) announced that six fourth-year medical students at GCSOM have successfully matched into residency programs. While most of the MD Class of 2019 will learn the locations of their residency programs at noon on Friday, March 15, several "matches” occur prior to the national residency event, including for military matches and matches for specialties like ophthalmology and urology.

The student matches are:

Military Match

  • Sean Basile of Quakertown, internal medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Brandon Cope of Scranton, general surgery at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Madalyn Plessinger of Fallentimber, family medicine at Offutt Air Force Base residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Stephen Mazurkivich of West Wyoming, internal medicine at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
  • Sarah McDonald, pediatrics at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Ophthalmology Match

Laura Barna of Mountain Top, ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) and Professional Science Master's (PSM) 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 nation. The school also has more than 500 residents and fellows in 31 accredited residency programs and 27 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

About Geisinger
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