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The Lackawanna County Medical Society Donates $10,000 to The Commonwealth Medical College Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Scranton, Pennsylvania – The Lackawanna County Medical Society has recently donated $10,000 over the next four years to The Commonwealth Medical College Founders Society to benefit the student scholarship fund.

“The Commonwealth Medical College is committed to bringing the brightest and most qualified students to this region and we are grateful to the Lackawanna Medical Society for providing a scholarship grant to these deserving students,” stated President and Dean, Robert D’ Alessandri, MD.

Through the Commonwealth Medical College Founders Society, Pennsylvania’s residents, families, corporations and foundations are united to donate much-needed funding that will support all aspects of operating the medical college.  “The Lackawanna Medical Society is pleased to support the TCMC student scholarship fund that will enable TCMC to train physicians to meet the changing healthcare conditions of the entire region,” stated J. Garry Wrobleski, DO, President of the Lackawanna County Medical Society.  

For information about The Founders Society of the Commonwealth Medical College, contact Brian Campbell, Chief Development Officer, at 570-504-9624 or [email protected].   

Lackawanna County Medical Society Board members L-R:  Kimberly Scandale, Executive Director; Jack Henzes, MD, President-Elect; J. Garry Wrobleski, DO, President; Dr. Robert D’ Alessandri, President and Dean, The Commonwealth Medical College, and Gerald Tracy, MD, Board Member.  

Background Information: The Commonwealth Medical College, one of the nation’s newest medical colleges, welcomed its charter class of sixty-five medical students and Masters of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) students in August 2009. 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 until construction of the new TCMC Medical Sciences Building is completed in April 2011. 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. For information please go to

TCMC has been granted degree-granting authority from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education. The Commonwealth Medical Education Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).