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The Commonwealth Medical College Charter Class Students Compete in Wilkes-Barre Triathlon

Monday, July 27, 2020

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Scranton, PA. Less than one week before The Commonwealth Medical College welcomes its charter class of students, two first-year medical students will compete in the 28th annual Wilkes-Barre Triathlon on Sunday, August 2, 2020. This marks TCMC’s first triathlon team in the annual swim, bike, and run race held in the Back Mountain Area of Wyoming Valley. 

Robert Corey (23) of Pittston, PA, a graduate from the University of Rochester and volunteer placekicking coach at Pittston Area High School, will compete in the 40 kilometer bike race (25 miles) that winds through Harveys Lake, Noxen, Kunkle, Dallas Township, and Jackson Township ending at the bike/run transition at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in Lehman. Tyler Dowling (25) of Allentown, PA, a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and 2000 US Olympic Team Trials Qualifier, will compete in the 1.5 kilometer (one mile) swim in Harveys Lake and the challenging 11 kilometer loop (6.8 miles) that starts and ends at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus.

The Wilkes-Barre Triathlon has served as a qualifying race for the world famous and prestigious Hawaii Ironman in 1992, 1993 and 1995 and has a prestigious roster of world-famous competitors such as Lance Armstrong (1989), the Seven-Time Tour de France Champion.  More than 400 single and relay-team athletes participate in the Wilkes-Barre Triathlon each year.

The Commonwealth Medical College is a new medical college opening in August 2009 and expects to accept sixty medical students and thirty Masters of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) students. The College has campuses in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport and currently has over 113 full time employees and over 557 clinical faculty members. For the academic years of 2009 and 2010, students will use temporary facilities on the Lackawanna College campus. The Commonwealth Medical College is dedicated to training the next generation of physicians 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. For information please go to

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