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Virtual commencement held Sunday, May 17

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) conferred 103 doctor of medicine (MD) degrees upon students who comprise its MD Class of 2020. The virtual commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 17.
The virtual commencement ceremony was designed in consultation with the Class of 2020. Many class members, wearing their regalia, were draped in the hood that signifies their degree by a loved one at home during the live-streamed event.
Steven J. Scheinman, MD, GCSOM president and dean, presided and Brianna Shinn, MD, GCSOM Class of 2016, offered greetings from Geisinger Commonwealth’s growing Alumni Society. The keynote speaker was Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, president and CEO of Geisinger, whose address was prerecorded and posted online. Other prerecorded presentations include an invocation by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera; welcome remarks from GCSOM's board of directors by Mr. Robert Dietz; an address by Dr. Scheinman; and benediction by Rabbi Larry Kaplan. Recordings can be viewed at
GCSOM will hold a virtual commencement ceremony on June 28 for its Master of Biomedical Sciences degree students. 


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
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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