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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Find out April 6 at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s free skin-cancer screening

On Saturday, April 6, student members of the Dermatology Interest Group at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) will host a free skin-cancer screening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine Street in Scranton.

Several area dermatologists will screen individuals for skin cancer. Walk-ins are welcome.

“Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Fortunately, unlike other cancers, it is highly preventable and treatable,” said Brandon Bombar, a second-year student organizer. “The goal of this screening is early detection. Dermatologists will perform exams and determine if there are any suspicious areas that require follow-up or treatment. We also want the community to remember that, as the weather gets warmer, it is important to consistently apply sunscreen and be mindful of sun safety.”

While people with light skin, hair or eye color; freckles or moles; a family history of skin cancer; and/or chronic exposure to sunlight or UV light may have a greater risk of skin cancer, everyone has some risk and should be screened.

The Dermatology Interest Group at Geisinger Commonwealth seeks to raise awareness of and encourage medical student interest in the specialty of dermatology through educational seminars with guest speakers, faculty and dermatology residents. This is the eighth free skin-cancer screening hosted by the school.

Please call 570-207-3683 if you have any questions. On the day of the event, please call 570-558-4250 to secure a time slot.


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.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

 
GCSOM Free Skin Cancer Screening 2019
Seen from left are Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students Lauren Skudalski, Tara Fritz, Brandon Bombar and John Orr.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Elizabeth Zygmunt
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Office: 570-504-9687
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