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Partnership will support the creation of six new online programs

University of the Sciences and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine announced on October 15, 2019, that they have signed a partnership agreement, which will support the joint development and outreach of new online educational degree and certificate programs.
 
The agreement will allow for the creation of six new programs for USciences Online, a new venture from University of the Sciences, to bring their proven formula for the education of leaders in healthcare and science to students no matter where they live. These programs, offered completely online, will include masters-level degrees and graduate certificates in genomics, health administration, and health informatics.
 
The programs created in partnership with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will supplement additional online degree programs created by USciences Online, including a graduate certificate in data science. All of the programs will be available to qualified students to begin coursework in January. The programs will offer multiple start dates each year providing flexibility for students. Applications are open now.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with such a renowned partner to develop programs that take advantage of Geisinger system strengths in the areas of informatics, health administration and genomics,” said Steven J. Scheinman, MD, president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and executive vice president, Geisinger. “We look forward to working with University of the Sciences to offer premier programs in in-demand niche fields within the health sciences.”

“This partnership with Geisinger builds on the strengths of both of our institutions and provides expanded expertise and offerings to our students,” said Paul Katz, MD, USciences president.  “We are delighted to build this relationship with a strong regional presence in the healthcare industry such as Geisinger and believe it will provide greater opportunities for all of our students.”
 
USciences Online is a new division of USciences founded in 2019 to innovate healthcare and science education online. USciences Online brings USciences’ nearly 200-year history of educating future leaders in healthcare and science to students seeking to advance themselves through online education. Together with Geisinger’s more than 100 years of healthcare and education, these two institutions are creating vibrant new opportunities.

 

About University of the Sciences
University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. Discover how USciences students are proven everywhere they go at usciences.edu.

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 23 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1.5 million consumers it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With 32,000 employees and 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by billions of dollars annually. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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