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The Commonwealth Medical College Acquires Land for Medical Sciences Building

Thursday, May 22, 2020

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A major milestone was reached today for The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) with the acquisition of land for the new TCMC Medical Sciences Building. This significant purchase was a result of negotiations with the School District of the City of Scranton.

“This a great step forward for the development of the College. The construction of our new Medical Sciences Building will provide an environment that ensures a high quality academic experience for the students.” stated President and Dean, Robert D’Alessandri, MD.

TCMC finalized its acquisition of the nearly 3-acre lot for the College’s Scranton campus which will be the primary site of basic sciences education (Master’s program and the first two years of medical school). The land purchase, which will be located next to the Northeast Intermediate School, keeps the project on track to begin physical construction as early as late August. Along with the purchase of the land, the Scranton School District has also agreed to include the Intermediate School’s Manual Arts Building in the sale.

The future Medical Sciences Building will eventually serve more than 500 medical and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) students and 175 full-time equivalent faculty members, plus support personnel. The permanent site will include administrative offices, classrooms and research space. Until the permanent building is completed within the next few years, the medical school will occupy temporary space at Lackawanna College, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Renovations of the temporary space have been completed. This temporary space includes a state of the art Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, the library, student affairs, classrooms, small group rooms, bookstore, lecture halls, etc.

The Commonwealth Medical College is a proposed, new medical school that will serve all of northeastern Pennsylvania and expects to accept sixty medical students and thirty Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) students in 2009. The College will have campuses in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport. The Commonwealth Medical College is dedicated to training the next generation of physicians and scientists in a community-based model. Focusing on selecting students with a propensity for community service, the school’s unique structure is designed to provide these students with diverse clinical experiences from the very first day of their education. The Commonwealth Medical College has just completed its applications for degree-granting authority from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and for accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. For more information, go to

Rendering of The Commonwealth Medical College
Medical Sciences Building

* This school is proposed and in the development phase. We are in the process of seeking degree-granting authority from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education