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‘The Pathway to Becoming a Physician’ will help high school students achieve dreams of becoming a doctor.

Scranton, PA – High school students interested in becoming a physician will learn what they can do now to prepare for medical school at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s free Pathway to Becoming a Physician event. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Geisinger Commonwealth Pathway Programs team and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine medical students will explain required courses, the medical school timeline, core competencies, suggested extracurricular activities, shadowing and patient care experiences, and how to select undergraduate programs that lead to becoming a competitive medical school applicant. 

“Getting into medical school is an extremely competitive process, which is why students need to begin their journey early,” said Maureen Murtha, executive director, Health Pathway Programs. “This program is designed to show high school students who dream of becoming a doctor — and their families — what that road looks like. We’ll explore things a student can do now and throughout their undergraduate career to better position them for medical school acceptance.” 

The free program is open to high school students and their families. It begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 525 Pine St., Scranton.

Register at or contact Lavinia Harrison at

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth’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

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