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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SCRANTON – Do you want to engage with ideas worth spreading? Plan to attend a TEDx talk at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine on May 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 

TEDx Talks feature interesting speakers who present a fresh idea or a different take on topics of immediate community interest. Geisinger Commonwealth’s TEDx event will share unique viewpoints on the topic Sustaining Empathy. The community is welcome.

“Empathy is critical in medicine, but how do learners, teachers, providers and even patients maintain their empathy in today’s complex healthcare systems? We anticipate some thought-provoking conversations on the topic,” said event planner Calvin Kiniale, a member of Geisinger Commonwealth’s MD Class of 2027.
Speakers will include:

Amanda Caleb, PhD, Professor of Medical Humanities 
Ryan Weber, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Humanities
Kayla Branstetter, MA, Crowder College
Jacob Kornilow, Erich Miller, Rakhi Ratanjee and Carolyn Young, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students


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


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